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Recent Crime News
Monday Jan 26 | via Patch.com
A man fatally injured when the pickup truck he was in overturned in the Temecula Valley because the driver was allegedly drunk was identified Monday as a 20-year-old Riverside resident. Oscar Avina was pronounced dead at hospital following the crash on northbound Interstate 15 near Murrieta Hot Springs Road Saturday morning. Comment?
Friday Jan 23 | via The Press-Enterprise
Three men have been charged with attempted murder and gang allegations after a shooting in Temecula this month in which police had to use a bloodhound to track down the victim. David Hernandez and Saulo Alexis Galvez Topete, both 18, of Temecula, and Giovanni Steven Lopez, 18, of Perris, have pleaded not guilty to attempted murder to benefit a gang and criminal street gang activity, court records show. Comment?
Monday Jan 19 | via The Press-Enterprise
The Riverside County district attorney's office is reviewing a case where a bail bond recovery agent reportedly kicked in the door of a 78-year-old Menifee woman's home. The Riverside County District Attorney's Office is reviewing a case in which a bail recovery agent reportedly kicked in the door of a Menifee home last year, prompting the resident to call 911, authorities said. Comment?
Thursday Jan 8 | via The Press-Enterprise
A bank robbery suspect arrested last month after a wild chase from Murrieta to Temecula that ended in a shooting has been linked to a string of Southwest Riverside County bank heists dating back to July, authorities said. Thomas Diambrosio Ferguson, 30, of La Mesa, has been charged with the Dec. 19 and July 22 robberies of a First Citizens Bank in Murrieta, as well as the robberies of a First Citizens Bank in Temecula on July 8 and Nov. 13. He also is charged with an attempted robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank in Riverside on July 8. Police said Ferguson was the passenger in a speeding vehicle Murrieta officers spotted at Elm Street and Jefferson Avenue shortly after the Dec. 19 bank robbery was reported on nearby Ivy Street. Comment?
Dec 27, 2014 | via The Press-Enterprise
The story : After four years of meetings, debate and revision, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in March adopted a comprehensive Temecula Valley Wine Country Community Plan. But a pair of housing projects that combined would bring over 700 homes to the area has stirred up debate about the plan's relevance. Comment?
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