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  • Suspect charged after chase and search

    Village News staff and AC Investigations|Updated May 7, 2024

    Youtube video of arrest: https://youtu.be/3GSc9_vISTw Dean Morris. 37, from Lake Elsinore, was arrested after he led Sheriffs on a chase through SW Riverside and DeLuz. Morris is wanted on four felony warrants, according to Riverside County Sheriff Media Information Bureau Sgt. Gonzalez. The warrants included felony fraud, DUI, and theft. Morris was charged with 245C Assault with a deadly weapon/not a firearm and 2800-2 Evading police officer/reckless driving. The chase...

  • El Jardin building to be demolished

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    The saga continues with the empty El Jardin restaurant property that has often been used as a homeless encampment. On multiple occasions the fire department, sheriff's department have dealt with the chaos happening there. Last Friday, March 29, Leo from Allstar Landscaping and Tree services and Junk Haul cleaned up the mess from the homeless camp that had taken residence inside the El Jardin building and outside on the patio. Found were kids toys, clothing, an old fireplace,...

  • Fundraisers started for family after fire destroys home

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    A manufactured home was reported to be on fire Thursday, March 14 at 9:28 a.m. at 235 W. Aviation Road, space 38, in the middle of downtown Fallbrook. North County Fire Protection District arrived in about two minutes and had the home, fully engulfed in fire extinguished in three minutes. Five people were displaced, according to NCFPD PIO John Choi. A Village News source reported that three of the people included a single mom, Veronica Castillo, and two daughters. PIO Choi...

  • Fundraiser started for Fallbrook family who lost home in fire

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Friends of Veronica Castillo, like Lido Favela (Liduvina Favela), are helping her raise money to replace her home and furnishings, clothing, etc. after a fire fully engulfed her manufactured home on Thursday morning. Castillo was born and raised in Fallbrook. She is a single mom with three children. They lost everything. Castillo said her eldest daughter, who is in college, heard noises in the wall near her bed, which was behind the the refrigerator. She called her mom and...

  • Fire extinguished at old El Jardin property

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Oct 16, 2023

    There was a fire reported at the old El Jardin restaurant property, 1561 S. Mission at 5:02 pm tonight. North County firefighters arrived on the scene to find the vegetation on fire outside the building. Deputies stated that it was more than likely started from a transient. There have been challenges previously with the property and homeless people going in and out of the property. The fire was quickly extinguished and the call was closed by 5:22 pm....

  • UPDATE: 1-year-old girl fatally shot by brother

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Jul 18, 2023

    Summary released from the Sheriff's Department On July 17, 2023, at about 7:30 a.m., Sheriff's dispatch received a call about a shooting at a residence in the 1100 block of S. Stagecoach Lane in Fallbrook. The call was of a 3-year-old accidentally shooting their 1-year-old sibling. Deputies arrived and confirmed a 3-year-old got ahold of an unsecured handgun. The family's 1-year-old, whose name is not being released at this point out of respect for the family and the fact she...

  • UPDATE: Suspect taken into custody after standoff

    Village News staff and AC Investigations|Updated Mar 4, 2023

    UPDATE: A man in his late 20s was taken into custody around noon after a 3-hour standoff with authorities. Sheriffs were able to use the less lethal weapons to gain entry to the vehicle where the suspect was hidden either behind or under blankets or tarps in the van. 76 closed as suspect pursued by law enforcement An assault with a deadly weapon call and several crashed vehicles prompted Pala Security, Sheriff and CHP to respond at about 9 am this morning on Hwy 76 near the Ca...

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