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Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak and Sgt. Jan Pietrzak. Credit: courtesy photo
William July 22, 2014 at 01:40 pm
As a retired Marine of 24 yrs this is freaking disgusting beyond belief. I've been following thisRead More for 5 1/2 yrs and enough is enough. Pull the freaking switch already. The families and victims deserve nothing less.
The Peacekeeper July 22, 2014 at 02:42 pm
And who's this Doug Myers defense attorney? If he's a Deputy Public Defender, well I guess heRead More doesn't have much choice in the cases he is assigned to represent. However, if this is the typical bottom feeder private criminal defense attorney who thinks he is gonna rep this killer in hopes of attaining Johnny Cochran, F Lee Bailey or Robert Shapiro status by getting his killer client off, he outta be ashamed of his soul-less existance. Hey Myers, imagine of this was your wife or son or kid(s) raped, tortured and executed in your home........then what?!?!?!
The Peacekeeper July 22, 2014 at 02:43 pm
And who's this Doug Myers defense attorney? If he's a Deputy Public Defender, well I guess heRead More doesn't have much choice in the cases he is assigned to represent. However, if this is the typical bottom feeder private criminal defense attorney who thinks he is gonna rep this killer in hopes of attaining Johnny Cochran, F Lee Bailey or Robert Shapiro status by getting his killer client off, he outta be ashamed of his soul-less existance. Hey Myers, imagine if this was your wife or son or kid(s) raped, tortured and executed in your home........then what?!?!?!
Photo credit: Joe Fanaselle/DailySoCal.com
Callitlikeitis July 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm
Pujol Street is no longer the Pujol Street of years back. The area has cleaned up very well.
christina July 20, 2014 at 11:49 am
^^ Agreed. Checking out all these articles, everyone is talking crap on the area. Yes, it used toRead More be bad (most of the apartment complexes in the area have been established as Crime Free Multi-Housing for over 15 years), but have any of the people talking trash even been there recently to see that? Seriously though, just as normal as any other area in the city. I'd love some of these people to see a real ghetto and see how Pujol compares.
KMA July 20, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Ah the real ghetto- like Casa Blanca in Riverside-like southwest LA around MLK Blvd- yes Pujol wasRead More never that bad- and that was where the VFW was for many years-now if they could just get rid of the beggars in the wash area.
Darrius Jerrod Frye / Riverside County Sheriff's Department
THELASTONEONTHEPLANE July 21, 2014 at 06:43 am
I already know i'm an idiot. That's why I stay at home when I could be outside roaming around doingRead More burglaries and vandalizing properties instead of writing what I know will work. It's not my fault burglary isn't a job and vandalism doesn't pay, maybe he would have been good at fishing or be the next Picasso. I grew up in Temecula and I know there is nothing to do there unless you have lots of friends and family, all the people there care about it money, cars, and how they look. There's nothing to do there if you don't have family either, because if you're alone, you're on the streets.
THELASTONEONTHEPLANE July 21, 2014 at 06:52 am
yes
SA July 21, 2014 at 07:43 am
He must figure since Obama can get away with it he can as well.
Patch file photo.
JJMclure July 21, 2014 at 10:57 am
look at the black panthers blocking people from voting that were not going to vote for the foolRead More obama
KMA July 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm
JJ- but that was different- that was for Obama- so they can trample on the law for their boy- butRead More don't let regular folk protest against illegals- Holder does not like that and he is Obamas water carrier.
JJMclure July 21, 2014 at 08:06 pm
Holder is also obama's slave
Death Row in San Quentin. Patch file photo.
Jeffe' July 19, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Fact: People are wrongfully convicted. Even 1 innocent person wrongfully executed is too much, theRead More fact that you are ok with that says a lot about how little you actually have thought about this. How many bad guys do we need to kill to make it ok to execute 1 innocent man? 100 to 1? 20 to 1? 1 to 1? If you think that death is the only effective deterrent to crime that matters then are also very confused. Do you really think that it is pointless to put anyone in prison, probation, or fine them, since death is the only deterrent that matters? I encourage you to actually think about your position and how you arrived at that. Killing out of emotion (revenge) in no way makes murder ok. Killing in revenge is the ultimate sign of weakness. It takes strength to hold your rage and remain a civil thinking person. I couldn't care less about revenge and consequences. The criminal justice system is about the safety of our citizens, not vengeance. Locking someone up for life is enough because it removes a killer from his potential victims. It also costs the tax payers less money than killing them. Being in favor of a policy of executing people is also incompatible with belief in Christ, and when 70% of this nation claims to be Christian it should give you a good idea how many are full of shit that this is even a debate. Bottom line: No, your immature and selfish desire to kill people does not make it ok. It does not make us safer. It solves nothing. It wastes more tax dollars, and we have and will again execute innocent people because juries and judges are composed of people, and people are fallible. If you are ok with all that you should be locked away from the rest of society where you can do no harm. Sorry for the rant, long day and I keep seeing this subject brought up everywhere I look due to the court's decision. Thank you all for letting me get this out of my system =)
Becky July 20, 2014 at 07:21 am
I feel sorry for the cruel and unusual suffering of the families who wait 20 + years for theirRead More murderer's sentence to be carried out.
Steve M July 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm
They didn't waste much time with Timothy McVeigh who killed 144 people including children but oneRead More official said that he's getting a free ticket out of this world with hardly anytime in prison.
This bridge partially collapsed over Interstate 215 in Perris on July 15, 2014. Photo courtesy: Caltrans
Everybody Loves July 16, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Isn't this the 2nd time there has been a problem with this bridge in the last year?
Lynda StarWriter July 17, 2014 at 09:05 am
Thanks, Cal Trans, for expedient clean-up. Accidents happen. I'm glad there were no injuries givenRead More the circumstances.
KMA July 17, 2014 at 11:07 am
If it was not for the wood gathered at the edge if the road- you would have never even known itRead More happened. That and the sightseers.
This big rig slammed into I-215 in Perris on July 15, 2014, causing a full freeway closure.  Image courtesy: DailySoCal.com
enough! July 16, 2014 at 08:24 am
I've been taking this route to go to work for many years and I don't remember it beingRead More finished...Now, back to "zero".
Brenda Pettibone July 16, 2014 at 08:51 am
why has it taken over 1 year to complete this overpass????
John J. Smith July 16, 2014 at 08:34 pm
There will be more accidents there. The speed limit (posted) in the construction zone from PerrisRead More to Scott road is 55MPH. Everybody does 70-80 MPH and the CHP is not to be seen, literally no enforcement. I hope I don't have to read about a fatality.
Screenshot via YouTube.com/campsitephotosdotcom
SA July 14, 2014 at 04:17 pm
Hmmm 56-year-old man was not prepared. Well make sure to send him the bill.
KMA July 14, 2014 at 04:37 pm
Dripping Springs- though there was a drought- should be flowing sand
KMA July 14, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Get up go to your car to go to work and BAM. One just never knows.
SA July 14, 2014 at 04:14 pm
There needs to be some kind of “punch the rubber necker” program as I was traveling S.Read More and ran into stupid traffic caused by an accident that happened on the northbound side. Just annoying to all heck… Oh woops, I am glad no one died.
kim florence July 15, 2014 at 01:32 am
Wow.. you dont say, an accident by rancho california n winchester. Glad everyone is ok.
Sergio Nicolas Lopez / Patch file photo.
beaumontdave July 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm
But his family and friends will tell you, he's really a good guy, and only God can judge him. InRead More fact if you let him go now and apologize, he'll call it even, okay?
ChrisG July 16, 2014 at 06:48 am
Lock him up and throw away the key. Check the citizenship status of all of his family and friends.Read More We need to clean house anywhere we can.
Steve M July 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm
He wants to secure a place in "club med", not in a mexican prison where they cram 12,000Read More inmates meant for 4,000 that has bloody riots and massive breakouts.
Steve M July 14, 2014 at 03:47 pm
We should be more like Mexico and house 11,000 inmates in a prison designed for 4,000Read More inmates.....and risk bloody riots and massive breakouts.
Border Patrol agents stopped a red Dodge Neon on Interstate 15 Tuesday afternoon.
Beaumont Banning July 11, 2014 at 07:42 pm
^^Says who??^^
ChrisG July 12, 2014 at 06:17 am
You can never know the number that get through but they do seem to catch a lot. To bad this fellowRead More was not caught at the border. Good job.
scott hunter July 12, 2014 at 06:27 am
I am a little more concerned of the rapist and child molester who are American nationals in theRead More previous two stories....funny how the BP crossing has had bigger and more frequent busts but only receives this public attention now that this immigration issue is at the forefront...
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Lisa Vlasova July 12, 2014 at 10:42 am
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Lisa Vlasova July 12, 2014 at 10:42 am
Here you can find latest jobs. ALL VACANCIES ARE ACTIVE AND REAL. http://vacancy-jobs.com
Alexis Edmundo Zubi Garcia / Photo courtesy: Murrieta Police Department
Psychic One July 12, 2014 at 05:39 am
ChrisG I doubt it. He seems to be a pretty sick individual. He'll probably be in heaven in prisonRead More especially if he gets laundry detail. He'll have all the dirty socks his perverted heart desires. :/
Infidel Jones July 12, 2014 at 09:30 am
Still rather have him in the "White" House than Hussein Al-Bummah X!
Michael Linda Gerzen July 20, 2014 at 09:39 pm
At least he would get under those Burkas
Buses carrying illegal immigrants arrived in Murrieta around 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Photo courtesy: Twitter.com/GabeP21
KMA July 14, 2014 at 04:41 pm
Now the city of Bell- that bastion of democracy is going to build facilities to house the poor kids-Read More but it won't be available till next year. Hope it will stay empty.
Charlotte July 16, 2014 at 06:02 am
Obama sucks !
Sew Good July 16, 2014 at 03:12 pm
Please read my piece on Speak Out and weigh in with your thoughts.Read More http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/a-plot-twist-to-the-immigration-crisis
The suspect is described as a while male adult in his 20's, 5'11, 150 with a beard, he was wearing a black and yellow baseball cap, dark long-sleeve button shirt, and dark pants.  Surveillance images courtesy Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
SA July 10, 2014 at 07:06 am
Mark S: Do you want a Kleenex?
Katie 0311 July 10, 2014 at 09:44 am
Boy Temecula sure seems to be the spot to rob banks recently. They must know the Temecula PoliceRead More have a slow response time.
LG Loffelmacher July 10, 2014 at 10:53 am
Kaliforniastan provides a "gun free" environment for every illegal criminal in the state,Read More as well as central America. The horror of cable tv and free medical care and free legal advice awaits this upstanding citizen. With "early release" Jerry Brown at the helm he will probably serve six months. You gotta love this place.
These 50 bundles are worth an estimated $683,400, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
SA July 10, 2014 at 07:56 am
I do not know if more dope is being carried over, however it seems that the Border Patrol areRead More actually doing their job. This is what happens when government employees actually do their job including profiling people.
Rob Murillo July 10, 2014 at 09:21 am
Yes Brenda I agree with you..but you stated that you dont understand why they are letting in peopleRead More from south america and sand countries? There is some called "asylum". This is the reason they are let in. The law permits them in under that condition. So no, he is not breaking any laws by allowing them in under those conditions.. now doesn't mean we agree with it.. then again there are many laws we dont agree with.
Sue July 10, 2014 at 09:46 am
But it's not blue...
Patch file photo by Daniel Lane.
Marvin Harrison July 16, 2014 at 07:31 am
DUI should be the primary traffic enforcement priority.
ChrisG July 16, 2014 at 02:44 pm
That's right Marvin. The problem is people think checkpoints are a good enforcement tool when thatRead More is not the case. The stats I've seen are abysmal compared to saturation and roving patrols. This problem shouldn't be muddled with PC crap. Let's get real stats published so localities can choose what is best to keep the most drunk drivers off the roads. Thanks.
Thresher300 July 16, 2014 at 03:26 pm
I was coming home from a 4th of July party by Lake Elsinore about 10 PM. No PD and hardly a car out.Read More From the 15 mile ride it took us to get home, I think we passed 3 cars. I thought that was weird because Grand Ave. is a haven for drunk drivers.
Part of the aircraft lay in the mountains near Lake Elsinore on July 6, 2014. Photo courtesy: DailySoCal.com
Crewcheifgtaa July 7, 2014 at 03:19 pm
She lost her husband , dad and brother in law. Not her uncle
Community Member July 7, 2014 at 03:37 pm
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all?
Chris Stoffel July 8, 2014 at 07:06 am
Renee please update your story on the Lake Elsinore Plane Crash. All local TV and newspapers haveRead More reported this wrong. I think if you dig just a little you will find a very sad story that needs to be shared so that people can help this family through a devastating time.
Sixty-one bundles containing $830,060 were found hidden in the dashboard of a Dodge Journey, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.  Courtesy photo.
Steve M July 8, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Money, the motivator. it gets sh** done.
Mark S July 8, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Quick flush it down the bureaucratic RAT HOLE!! or send it to Obama to fuel Air Force One on ANOTHERRead More fund raiser..
Mark S July 8, 2014 at 09:27 pm
How stupid does someone have to be to get caught at that checkpoint? When 79S, Pala Rd, and the roadRead More thru De Luz are all open..Shouldn't the Border Patrol patrol our Nations Borders, and NOT County Lines???
ChrisG July 8, 2014 at 07:29 am
How many new state prisons are under construction? How many additions are being built at existingRead More facilities? AB 109 is a stop gap measure. The state needs more capacity. When will more beds be available?
ChrisG July 8, 2014 at 06:08 am
@dave, I don't buy into that 20% deterrent stat. Nothing deters people from drinking and drivingRead More like reading about a bunch of people getting arrested for it. Checkpoints do not do that. Roving patrols however do. Everyone posting here is anti-DUI. The difference is how to better use that grant money. Checkpoints do not measure up compared with saturation patrols. Think about it.
Shannan Buffolino July 13, 2014 at 01:57 pm
I understand both sides here, but can I say how this does actually keep more drunk drivers off theRead More roads, and how this probably has saved more lives than we know. When they do these checkpoints, PEOPLE talk, social media, text, and I have even heard a dj stop music and say they heard there are a couple of checkpoints, advising to take a cab for $20 , rather than the many costs a DUI arrest will cost. So a lot will take a cab, or someone else drives, or they can even have a couple hours, drink water, maybe sober up sitting inside the casino until 5 am to avoid that checkpoint. So just because no one was arrested at the DUI checkpoints, it certainly stops and deters A lot of drunk people from driving. :)
Shannan Buffolino July 13, 2014 at 01:59 pm
And I agree also with Chris about the roving patrol.
Part of the aircraft lay in the mountains near Lake Elsinore on July 6, 2014.  Photo courtesy: DailySoCal.com
Average American July 6, 2014 at 05:40 pm
My friend was one of first on scene and it was almost directly across the street from The LookoutRead More restaurant so yes, it was less than a mile from the restaurant.
VVV July 7, 2014 at 10:16 am
I went up and saw the crash site from the Main Divide. It was not far below. While I'm not anRead More expert, it appeared (since it was reported the plane circled twice before crashing) the pilot may have been trying to crash land on a open graveled parking area but (possibly because of the wind?) over shot the parking area and hit a tree line which bordered the parking area. This tore the wing off and the fuselage dropped into a shallow gully next to the tree line. Pure speculation, but to me it looked like he tried. It's sad indeed, and my heart goes out to the families involved.
Trinidad de la Torre July 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm
My neighbor grew up with a girl who, in this one crash, lost her father, the pilot, her husband,Read More with whom she is currently pregnant, and her sister also lost her husband...SO SO sad!!! what a devastating loss!!!
Gabriel Jimenez Ramirez / Photo via Riverside County Sheriff's Department
ChrisG July 9, 2014 at 03:03 pm
@patriot. You don't have to deport 10 to 15 million (or however many there really are) illegals.Read More Take the jobs away, take benefits away and most will go home on their own. The rest you deport as they are caught breaking other laws. Secure the border! This problem is not as hard to solve as people think.
Thresher300 July 10, 2014 at 09:02 am
Did anyone read about Eisenhower's plan back in the 50s? It seemed to have worked. Those laws areRead More still in the books. See Operation Wetback. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback
Thresher300 July 10, 2014 at 09:07 am
Here's the operation in a nutshell: In 1949 the Border Patrol seized nearly 280,000 illegalRead More immigrants. By 1953, the numbers had grown to more than 865,000, and the U.S. government felt pressured to do something about the onslaught of immigration. What resulted was Operation Wetback, devised in 1954 under the supervision of new commissioner of the Immigration and Nationalization Service, Gen. Joseph Swing. Swing oversaw the Border patrol, and organized state and local officials along with the police. The object of his intense border enforcement were "illegal aliens," but common practice of Operation Wetback focused on Mexicans in general. The police swarmed through Mexican American barrios throughout the southeastern states. Some Mexicans, fearful of the potential violence of this militarization, fled back south across the border. In 1954, the agents discovered over 1 million illegal immigrants. In some cases, illegal immigrants were deported along with their American-born children, who were by law U.S. citizens. The agents used a wide brush in their criteria for interrogating potential aliens. They adopted the practice of stopping "Mexican-looking" citizens on the street and asking for identification. This practice incited and angered many U.S. citizens who were of Mexican American descent. Opponents in both the United States and Mexico complained of "police-state" methods, and Operation Wetback was abandoned. Sound familiar? Yes! This was done in Arizona, and it worked well, but really pissed off Obama.
An aerial view of protesters outside the Murrieta Border Patrol station on July 4, 2014. Photo courtesy: Skyphotos
Squeezing Charmin July 8, 2014 at 06:28 pm
ICE agents are given PAID TIME OFF!! This is how it's REALLY going down. Everyone needs to checkRead More this out!! http://www.infowars.com/source-obama-gives-murrieta-area-ice-agents-temporary-leave/
Art O'Connell July 15, 2014 at 02:37 am
Its already over guys.. yall ever hunt? you knock an animal down..and its body is still twitching asRead More you butcher it.. it aint coming back..
Art O'Connell July 15, 2014 at 02:38 am
Yall best wise up and go long on GOD GUNS BOATS AMMO AND KNOWLEDGE..you best learn what makes theRead More world around you tick and go Vrooom...we are headed into a new darkage
Average American July 6, 2014 at 08:58 am
Usually there is a motorcycle officer who pulls over any car they see turning around to avoid theRead More checkpoint, so basically they are illegally detaining you for avoiding being illegally detained at the checkpoint. But its legal.
KMA July 6, 2014 at 12:29 pm
If the check points are placed on a road with many connecting roads- making a right, or left turn isRead More not turning around. They need to place them on long stretches of road with no opportunity to make left or right turns.
David July 6, 2014 at 07:49 pm
It's all about money. These pigs don't care about law. Most of them are four foot nothing and getRead More a thrill out of being important. My favorite is the 300 pound motorcyle cop....really? Police state in its infancy. Federal riot police coming to Murrieta tomorrow....
An aerial view of protesters outside the Murrieta Border Patrol station on July 4, 2014.  Photo courtesy:  Skyphotosl
Ken Lewis July 6, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Marlene, To answer your question who is paying for those cops protecting those illegal aliens andRead More arresting local resident protesters is YOU and every citizen of Murrieta. Basically you are paying for those cops that are more than willing to arrest you for protesting against flooding your city with hundreds maybe even thousands of illegal people with on money, no place to live, bringing in all kinds of diseases, violence and crime, expecting to have foodand shelter supplied at your tax dollar expence. Not to mention what the arrival of these illegal blood suckers will do to your property values. No one is going to want to live in a Barrio. If you want to stop the destruction of murrieta you have to take action. Not with protests and signs and being arrested by the boys in blue whoses wages you pay for demonstrating. It's like stopping a rattle snake. If you want to stop it immediately you chop off the head and food supply. The way to stop this snake infesting Murrieta is by not paying your property taxes but even better boy cott the local big businesses that pay huge tax dollars to the city that supplies the pay checks for the boys in blue that are willing to arrest you and protect illegal aliens. Spport the small businesses but boycott the big tax payers like walmart, cosco, Home depot, Lowes etc. When the Murrieta city council finds they have no money to pay for the cops, their pay checks, schools, etc. They will wake up and back the citizens not lock them up. Shop the walmarts, cosco's, lowes and Home Depots in neighboring cities. Cut off the tax dollar money flow to the city and watch how fast the city leaders get in to action to stop the flow of illegals from entering the city. You have to cut off the head of the serpent by cutting their tax income.
Billy Bob July 6, 2014 at 05:34 pm
Rick D. is a Dick D.
Henry July 6, 2014 at 05:36 pm
FEDS PLAN RIOT COPS TO PUSH THROUGH ILLEGALS IN MURRIETA CALIFORNIA ICE riot cops said preparing toRead More barricade road.. Read story here! http://www.infowars.com/feds-plan-riot-cops-to-push-through-illegals-in-california/
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:44 pm
I appreciate your comment Jeremiah and I don't think I could've said it better myself, so I won't beRead More redundant. Except to repeat only one thing-- This is why Mr Melhman: "the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it." I'm still of working age yet from day to day I have bizarre health issues pop up. I run abt 3-5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week. I'm in excellent health. I'm also clever and a bright individual. Yet I've begun having pains in places, and I'm also getting forgetful. My eyesight is decreasing. I get stressed easier than I used to. Because this is our natural human aging process. we age. we just do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, in reading this article, I didn't read, nor did I realize we were discussing being let go at a certain age. I thought we were talking about applying for the job, where can age limit is set due to medical and statistical averages. So I agree with you, I do not think a person should be let go the day they turn 62. Most others do also, that;s why we are offered pensions at particular ages for incentive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lastly, your point using vote vs age limits is like comparing dogs to elephants, and completely irrelevant. We're talking about a person's capability to perform a certain type of job.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:55 pm
**** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lotRead More more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yep, exactly how I feel. There are many many careers out there to choose from. Maybe a girl's passion is to put on 100 lbs of equipment and run up stairs to fight a fire and carry out a 250 lb man- but I'm guessing more aren't than are interested in that. But I'll tell you what, if my daddy's house catches fire and some gal runs up his stairs she best be able to carry him down because HIS life depends on it. And if she can't, then her taking a job she's unable to perform is just wrong.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 04:01 pm
one more thing--Mr Melhman, Not sure how long you've been in the area or if you are familiar with LARead More county hiring for Police and fire. But over the past 10 yrs they have had to lower their physical ability testing, as well as their hiring requirements because they had to account for women's physical abilities, and not enough men or women were passing the orals due to prior drug use (even trying it once counts), criminal records (DUI's fall in this), etc. This is also why the quality is lower than it used to be. We haven't seen nothing yet! It's abt to get a whole lot worse because no one wants police officer jobs anymore. so sad how we treat them!
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