Honey oil lab discovered inside Anza home

Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, Feb. 1, discovered a butane honey oil lab and more than 200 large marijuana plants inside an Anza home, but were not able to immediately find the home’s owners. The discovery was made about 7:30 a.m. when investigators from the Hemet Sheriff’s Station, along with members of the Special Investigation Bureau, […]

Kidnapping was false alarm, sheriff’s office says

ANZA – A 28-year-old Anza man who deputies originally said was kidnapped at gunpoint from his home by four suspects during an apparent marijuana robbery was found safe and unharmed, and no abduction actually occurred, the sheriff’s department reported today. In a statement released Monday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said Spencer Hayes was “considered to have […]

Man found after being abducted during apparent marijuana robbery

ANZA – A 28-year-old Anza man was located safely after being kidnapped at gunpoint from his home by four suspects Monday during an apparent marijuana robbery, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported. Deputies say three men and a woman went to Spencer Hayes’ residence in the 51000 block of Deer Springs Trail around 3 a.m., […]

Supervisors receptive to loosening marijuana regulations

RIVERSIDE –Riverside County supervisors agreed Tuesday, March 21, that they’re open to relaxing marijuana regulations under the provisions of Proposition 64, but there was no consensus yet as to how to proceed. “I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. I am the definition of `no fun,” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said. “But the voters of California and […]

Sheriff’s Department announces 8 more arrested in illegal grow stings

Editor’s note; This story is part of  an ongoing series highlighting the work of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to eradicate marijuana grows in Anza and the surrounding areas. Eight more people have been arrested in string of search warrants served by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Bureau’s Marijuana Enforcement Team in an […]