Warner Springs woman gets 10 years for poisoning 2-year-old

A Warner Springs woman who poisoned her 2-year-old son by mixing household cleaners with his apple juice to try to get her fiance’s attention was sentenced today to 10 years and four months in state prison. Christina Noel Howell, 23, pleaded guilty to one count each of felony child abuse and poisoning. The defendant initially […]

Camp Pendleton Marine arrested for shooting at unoccupied car

DANA POINT – Authorities arrested a Camp Pendleton Marine suspected of shooting at a unoccupied car owned by a bouncer at a Dana Point bar, a lieutenant said today. Sheriff’s detectives arrested Mario Shelby, 23, for allegedly firing several shots into a vehicle in a parking lot near Hennessey’s Tavern at La Plaza and Pacific […]

Red light violations number 103

During the week ending June 18 the Temecula Police Department Traffic Division issued 103 citations at various locations throughout the city of Temecula for red light violations. The enforcement of red light violations has reduced the risk of injuries and death caused by traffic collisions. For additional information contact the Temecula Traffic Division at (951) […]

Lewd behavior at Temecula parks reduced

Temecula police said that lewd acts at public parks have been dramatically reduced. Over the past six months, police have arrested 19 men at Temecula parks for committing lewd acts inside the public restrooms. They had learned that the restrooms were being used by gay and bisexual men for illegal purposes, so efforts were concentrated […]

Three arrested for construction equipment theft

Good old-fashioned police work resulted in the arrest of three men who are suspected of stealing construction equipment from Lake Elsinore. Taken into custody were Victor Rangel, 35, of Rialto and Noe Ortega, 23, and Jose Avila, 22, both of Mira Loma. Lake Elsinore police said that on Wednesday, June 21, at 5:06 a.m. officers […]

Pechanga man arrested for terrorist threat

A man who allegedly made racial slurs to a white man and threatened his life was arrested on suspicion of making a terrorist threat. Temecula police said that at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, June 23, deputies received a report of a terrorist threat made against a Pechanga Casino employee based on his race. The investigation […]

Sex offender arrested for not registering

A sex offender who was out of compliance was arrested by Temecula police after he failed to register. Thomas Charles Rigney, 53, was taken into custody at about 9 a.m. on June 21 at a home in the 31800 block of Calle Redondela after returning to California from out of state. Officers from the department’s […]

Police ask for help in identifying hit-and-run driver

A Lake Elsinore man who was crossing Riverside Drive on Friday night was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. Pronounced dead at the scene was Phillip Reynero, Jr., 27, who suffered major injuries in the collision at about 10:30 p.m. on June 23. Lake Elsinore police said the preliminary investigation indicates that Reynero was […]

Wildomar man drowns

A 24-year-old Wildomar man drowned in Lake Elsinore after the boat in which he was sitting was capsized by the wake of another boat. Patrick Ballard was pronounced dead at a local hospital. His companions told police he did not know how to swim. Lake Elsinore police said that on Saturday, June 24, at about […]

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