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July 18, 2003 | Hanah Cho, Times Staff Writer
A Riverside County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a Mead Valley man Wednesday after the man lunged at another deputy with a knife as they tried to serve him with eviction papers, authorities said. The man, whose name is not being released until his family is notified, refused to cooperate, and two deputies were trying to take him into custody when the shooting occurred about 3:10 p.m. in the 21000 block of Markham Street, according to Sgt. Shelley Kennedy-Smith, a spokeswoman for the department.
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December 15, 2009 | By David Kelly
A young child playing in a Mead Valley field was charged and butted by a bull Monday afternoon, sending him to the hospital, officials said. According to the boy's aunt, Maria Avilez, he suffered bruises and scratches to his face but escaped serious harm. "He's fine, it was nothing horrible but it gave everyone a scare," she said. According to John Welsh, public information chief for Riverside County animal services, "Two kids were playing in the field, and apparently there was no bull in the field when they got there but then the bull showed up."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2005 | Veronica Torrejon, Times Staff Writer
A Riverside County jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of a Perris councilwoman accused of turning her home into a "cocaine factory." Marita "Rita" Gaye Rogers, 55, was charged with conspiring with her 30-year-old son to make and sell crack cocaine, the cheap and highly addictive derivative of the drug, at a house she owns in Mead Valley.
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April 13, 2006 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A Riverside County woman being retried on charges of killing her infant son with methamphetamine-tainted breast milk knew her drug use could be lethal and tried to cover up his death, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. Amy Leanne Prien's murder trial comes seven months after a state appeals court overturned her second-degree murder conviction in 2003, ruling the trial judge had erred when he instructed the jury. In the new trial, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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June 21, 2005 | Stephanie Ramos, Times Staff Writer
Registered sex offender David Allyn Dokich, the target of an ongoing community protest in Mead Valley, this week will become the second man in California required to wear a GPS tracking device as a condition of his parole, state authorities said Monday. Dokich will be one of 500 high-risk parolees who by the end of the year will be monitored with a global positioning system device, part of a state pilot program being implemented this month, state corrections officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2005 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Mead Valley residents, incensed over the last-minute placement of a paroled sex offender in their Riverside County neighborhood, on Thursday picketed the halfway house where he lives, concerned about their families' safety. In response to public outcry over the parolee's placement, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, on a 5-0 vote, gave preliminary approval Tuesday to an emergency ordinance that would tighten restrictions on paroled registered sex offenders in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who raped two teenagers, whose placement in a Mead Valley halfway house in May ignited months of protests by local residents, was returned to prison Wednesday for allegedly violating parole. Riverside County sheriff's investigators monitored David Allyn Dokich's movements in the Mead Valley for two months and submitted information to the California Department of Corrections, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2005 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
After weeks of protests from Mead Valley residents living near a high-risk paroled sex offender, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday that tightens restrictions on where paroled offenders can live. The ordinance was written by Supervisor Jeff Stone this month after convicted rapist David Allyn Dokich, 52, was placed in a Mead Valley neighborhood, near Perris in western Riverside County.
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February 7, 2002 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three men have been arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of hijacking a beer truck in Orange last week and stealing most of its cargo, police said. Booked into Orange County Jail were Apolinio Alvarez, 40, of Santa Ana; Fausto Flores, 25; and Heron Telon Jr., 21, both of Perris. The three were arrested early Tuesday after detectives and a Riverside County sheriff's SWAT team, alerted by several calls from residents, raided two houses, one in the Mead Valley area near Perris and one in Corona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2009 | By David Kelly
A young child playing in a Mead Valley field was charged and butted by a bull Monday afternoon, sending him to the hospital, officials said. According to the boy's aunt, Maria Avilez, he suffered bruises and scratches to his face but escaped serious harm. "He's fine, it was nothing horrible but it gave everyone a scare," she said. According to John Welsh, public information chief for Riverside County animal services, "Two kids were playing in the field, and apparently there was no bull in the field when they got there but then the bull showed up."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who raped two teenagers, whose placement in a Mead Valley halfway house in May ignited months of protests by local residents, was returned to prison Wednesday for allegedly violating parole. Riverside County sheriff's investigators monitored David Allyn Dokich's movements in the Mead Valley for two months and submitted information to the California Department of Corrections, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A three-vehicle crash in Mead Valley on Monday morning left three people injured, two seriously, authorities said. The crash occurred about 8:15 a.m. in an unincorporated area of western Riverside County, said Officer Tariq Johnson of the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles County. One car slammed into another's side and two rolled over, said Capt. Julie Hutchinson of the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2005 | Stephanie Ramos, Times Staff Writer
Registered sex offender David Allyn Dokich, the target of an ongoing community protest in Mead Valley, this week will become the second man in California required to wear a GPS tracking device as a condition of his parole, state authorities said Monday. Dokich will be one of 500 high-risk parolees who by the end of the year will be monitored with a global positioning system device, part of a state pilot program being implemented this month, state corrections officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2005 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
After weeks of protests from Mead Valley residents living near a high-risk paroled sex offender, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday that tightens restrictions on where paroled offenders can live. The ordinance was written by Supervisor Jeff Stone this month after convicted rapist David Allyn Dokich, 52, was placed in a Mead Valley neighborhood, near Perris in western Riverside County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2005 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Mead Valley residents, incensed over the last-minute placement of a paroled sex offender in their Riverside County neighborhood, on Thursday picketed the halfway house where he lives, concerned about their families' safety. In response to public outcry over the parolee's placement, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, on a 5-0 vote, gave preliminary approval Tuesday to an emergency ordinance that would tighten restrictions on paroled registered sex offenders in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2005 | Veronica Torrejon, Times Staff Writer
A Riverside County jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of a Perris councilwoman accused of turning her home into a "cocaine factory." Marita "Rita" Gaye Rogers, 55, was charged with conspiring with her 30-year-old son to make and sell crack cocaine, the cheap and highly addictive derivative of the drug, at a house she owns in Mead Valley.
NEWS
May 8, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN and TERRY SPENCER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 9-year-old girl and her mother, apparently preparing to testify in a dog-mauling case, were shot and killed by a gunman as they sat in a Municipal Court waiting room for prosecution witnesses early Tuesday afternoon. Riverside County sheriff's deputies said the suspect, Fred Wayne Helvy, 32, attempted to use his own 5-year-old daughter as a shield as he fled the courthouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A three-vehicle crash in Mead Valley on Monday morning left three people injured, two seriously, authorities said. The crash occurred about 8:15 a.m. in an unincorporated area of western Riverside County, said Officer Tariq Johnson of the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles County. One car slammed into another's side and two rolled over, said Capt. Julie Hutchinson of the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2003 | Hanah Cho, Times Staff Writer
A Riverside County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a Mead Valley man Wednesday after the man lunged at another deputy with a knife as they tried to serve him with eviction papers, authorities said. The man, whose name is not being released until his family is notified, refused to cooperate, and two deputies were trying to take him into custody when the shooting occurred about 3:10 p.m. in the 21000 block of Markham Street, according to Sgt. Shelley Kennedy-Smith, a spokeswoman for the department.
NEWS
February 7, 2002 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three men have been arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of hijacking a beer truck in Orange last week and stealing most of its cargo, police said. Booked into Orange County Jail were Apolinio Alvarez, 40, of Santa Ana; Fausto Flores, 25; and Heron Telon Jr., 21, both of Perris. The three were arrested early Tuesday after detectives and a Riverside County sheriff's SWAT team, alerted by several calls from residents, raided two houses, one in the Mead Valley area near Perris and one in Corona.
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