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., […]

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department offers opportunities for citizen service

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department offers opportunities for citizen service

According to Riverside County Sheriff’s officials, public safety is everybody’s business and the department provides citizens with countless volunteer opportunities to serve their community. During last month’s Volunteer Appreciation week, sheriff’s officials from throughout Riverside County showed their volunteers appreciation with banquets, luncheons, presentations, gifts and in social media posts. “Our volunteers assist the San Jacinto Police […]

Anza residents invited to law enforcement town hall meeting

Anza residents invited to law enforcement town hall meeting

Administrators of the Facebook group Anza Crime Watch will present a law enforcement town hall meeting at the Community Hall in Anza, April 20 at 6 p.m. Members of this social media group have expressed many concerns about crime in the local area. Organizing a meeting with various law enforcement officials makes them available to answer questions and provide tips in a community atmosphere.

Purvis tapped for lead role at Hemet Sheriff’s Station following retirement of Borja next month

Purvis tapped for lead role at Hemet Sheriff’s Station following retirement of Borja next month

Capt. Leonard Purvis has been tapped by Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff to replace Capt. Joe Borja as commander of the Hemet Sheriff’s Station who has announced his retirement next month. The announcement was made Thursday, Jan. 5, through a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Media Information Bureau. Purvis will officially take command […]

Anza Crime Watch to host meeting with Riverside County Sheriffs

A Town Hall meeting with Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Capt. Joseph Borja is scheduled for Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. The meeting, which will be held at the Anza Community Hall, will give community members the chance to discuss their concerns with law enforcement. The event is open to Anza and all its surrounding […]

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 […]

Eight 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 people were arrested by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team last week as the crime fighting agency continues its efforts to eradicate illegal […]

Sheriff’s department eradicates 6 more marijuana grow houses

Editor’s note; This story is part of series highlighting the work of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to eradicate marijuana grows in Anza and the surrounding areas. The Riverside County Sheriff’s department announced the eradication of an additional six illegal marijuana grows in the Anza area Friday, April 15. A total of six people were […]