News Releases

June 19, 2019
President of Riverside County School Board Association charged with embezzlement of public funds

June18, 2019
DA Hestrin announces $11 million settlement with AutoZone in a case involving violations of hazardous waste laws

June 6, 2019
DA's Office files murder charge against man who caused Interstate 15 crash that killed a Murrieta woman

May 30, 2019
Jurors decide death for man convicted of murdering two Palm Springs police officers in 2016

May 20, 2019
Jury finds man guilty of the 2016 murders of two Palm Springs police officers and the attempted murder of six others

May 6, 2019
Man who stole medical supplies from Riverside Community Hospital sentenced to six years in prison

April 26, 2019
DA's Cannabis Regulation Task Force serves search warrants and has closed down all illegal dispensaries in Temecula

April 25, 2019
DA's Office files civil action against four men in Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit scheme

April 18, 2019
Charges filed against three men who operated illegal cannabis dispensaries under the names The Vault Church and The Vault

April 10, 2019
Man charged with murder in death of CHP sergeant

April 3, 2019
DA's Cannabis Regulation Task Force serves warrants at two illegal dispensaries in and near Hemet

March 20, 2019

Jurors decide death for man convicted of murdering 17-year-old Norma Lopez

March 15, 2019
DA Hestrin's statement on Gov. Newsom's death penalty 'moratorium'

March 14, 2019
Riverside man convicted of murder related to $600,000 auto loan fraud scheme

March 13, 2019
Jurors find man guilty of the 2010 murder of 17-year-old Norma Lopez in Moreno Valley

March 5, 2019
DA Mike Hestrin announces 2018 PRIDE award recipients

Feb. 22, 2019
David and Louise Turpin plead guilty in Perris child abuse case

Feb. 21, 2019
Cannabis Regulation Task Force serves warrant in Thousand Palms

Feb. 14, 2019
Arsonist who started Cranston Fire last July pleads guilty and is sentenced

Feb. 5, 2019
Man convicted of second-degree murder in Murrieta DUI crash that killed 15-year-old girl

Feb. 4, 2019
Judge orders GameStop to pay $500,000 for violating consumer protection laws

Jan. 31, 2019
Search warrants served at 10 locations countywide by the Cannabis Regulation Task Force

Jan. 23, 2019
Massive workers' compensation fraud case leads to grand jury indictments

Nov. 2, 2018
DA's Office awarded DUID prosecution grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety

Oct. 31, 2018
$9 million settlement reached with one of the world's largest third-party debt collection companies

Oct. 15, 2018
Jury convicts Temecula man of 2017 murder in Walmart parking lot

Oct. 15, 2018
DA's Office announces exoneration of man convicted of 1998 murder and the arrests of two men in the case

Oct. 5, 2018
Jury convicts Riverside County medical provider in insurance fraud case

Oct. 5, 2018
Judge denies request by Louise Turpin's defense attorney to find her eligible for mental health diversion

Sept. 20, 2018
Woman convicted in financial scheme with loss in excess of $3 million to Palm Springs victim

Sept. 14, 2018
UPDATED NEWS RELEASE -- DA's Cannabis Regulation Task Force serves search warrants at three dispensaries alleged to be operating illegally

Sept. 6, 2018
Judge orders Tannerite Sports LLC to pay $350,000 in penalties and restitution related to its exploding targets

Aug. 30, 2018
Gang Impact Team operation in Hemet area nets more than 50 arrests and seizures of weapons

Aug. 24, 2018
Sun City man charged with sex crimes involving a minor and DA's Office asks anyone with information to contact law enforcement

Aug. 23, 2018
DA's new Cannabis Regulation Task Force serves search warrant at dispensary alleged to be operating illegally

July 27, 2018
Temecula man charged in series of arson fires

June 21, 2018
Judge orders Perris couple to stand trial in child torture case

June 15, 2018
Murrieta couple enter guilty pleas and are sentenced for abuse and torture of 5-year-old boy

June 12, 2018
Dangers of buying illicit or misbranded pharmaceuticals from stores and homes discussed at DA's news conference

June 7, 2018
Guilty verdicts in the 2006 murders of three people in Pinyon Pines

June 4, 2018
Riverside County doctor charged in workers' compensation fraud scheme

May 31, 2018
Woman enters guilty plea and is sentenced for 2015 murder of ex-husband inside Menifee McDonald's

May 30, 2018
DA's Office files charges in two insurance fraud cases

May 17, 2018
Riverside chiropractor charged in insurance fraud scheme

May 11, 2018
Moreno Valley couple indicted on 70 weapons-related felonies

April 13, 2018
Moreno Valley man arraigned in case of embezzlement from elder victims 

April 2, 2018
DA Hestrin to honor crime victims at three candlelight vigils

March 9, 2018
Corona mother and son charged with possessing counterfeit items for sale

March 8, 2018
Four men arrested and charged in health care fraud case with losses exceeding $8 million

March 8, 2018
Home Depot ordered to pay $27 million settlement for environmental and customer service violations

Feb. 26, 2018
Jury finds man guilty of murdering woman he randomly struck in the head with a bottle inside a Temecula store

Feb. 26, 2018
DA Hestrin announces 2017 employee PRIDE awards

Feb. 8, 2018
Man arrested and charged in cold case murder of woman and her fetus in Moreno Valley

Jan. 18, 2018
DA Hestrin announces charges in Perris child torture case

Jan. 12, 2018
Man sentenced for 1992 murder of Palm Desert man whose remains were found in Nevada streambed

Jan. 5, 2018
Former insurance agent sentenced in securities fraud case

Jan. 5, 2018
Life in prison for man convicted of sexually assaulting two underage boys then telling stepson how to get rid of the victims

Dec. 22, 2017
DA Hestrin announces charges and the arrest of a former sheriff's deputy for murder

Dec. 20, 2017
DA's Gang Impact Team operation in Palm Springs leads to arrests

Dec. 19, 2017
Four former Beaumont city officials plead guilty in corruption case

Dec. 11, 2017
Former LAUSD teacher from Lake Elsinore sentenced in insurance fraud case

Dec. 8, 2017
Aguanga man convicted of sexually assaulting two underage boys then trying to have them killed

Dec. 6, 2017

Jury takes three hours to find man guilty of 1992 murder of Palm Desert man

Dec. 6, 2017
Three men sentenced in solar panel scam involving unlicensed contractors

Dec. 1, 2017
Tip to fugitive task force leads to arrest of man charged with abducting daughter in Moreno Valley in 2014

Nov. 7, 2017
DA's Office awarded DUI-Drugs prosecution grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety

Oct. 20, 2017

Former Beaumont director of public works pleads guilty in public corruption case

Oct. 19, 2017
Charges filed and man arrested in 2016 crash that killed 13 bus passengers on Interstate 10

Sept. 28, 2017
Beaumont City Councilmember pleads guilty to two felonies -- bribery and perjury

Sept. 15, 2017
Jury finds that Moreno Valley woman should be put to death for 2009 murder of her husband

Sept. 14, 2017
Jurors convict Indio man of 50 counts in six-month countywide crime spree

August 31, 2017
Couple charged and arrested in 2012 Desert Hot Springs murder

August 15, 2017
Menifee man sentenced to 60 years for extorting business owners claiming they violated the American Disabilities Act

July 21, 2017
DA's Summer Youth Academy comes to Indio and Murrieta for the first time

July 18, 2017
DA's Office releases three public awareness videos to inform and warn about the manufacture of butane honey oil

June 29, 2017
DA's Gang Impact Team operation results in nearly 50 arrests and seizure of more than 75 weapons

June 23, 2017
Woman sentenced in disability fraud case totaling nearly a half-million dollars

June 21, 2017
Coachella Valley Unified School Board member charged with four felonies

May 31, 2017
Operator of alcohol and drug treatment program has been charged with insurance fraud

May 12, 2017
Beaumont city councilmember indicted by grand jury

May 9, 2017
Insurance agent charged with 20 felonies in securities fraud case involving 14 victims

April 27, 2017
Big Lots Stores ordered by judge to pay $3 million to settle hazardous waste lawsuit

April 17, 2017
Dollar General stores ordered to pay more than $1 million in civil settlement of environmental prosecution

March 29, 2017
Three charged in workers' compensation insurance fraud case

March 27, 2017
Partnership brings new mentoring program, Force of Four

March 22, 2017
Jurors decide death for Perris man convicted of three random murders

March 16, 2017
DA's Office to hold candlelight vigils for crime victims

March 10, 2017
Fugitive sought in San Diego cases arrested in Moreno Valley

March 8, 2017
Perris man convicted of three random murders

Feb. 23, 2017
DA Hestrin to hold Public Safety Town Hall in Temecula next week

Feb. 16, 2017
DA Hestrin announces charges against three people in Palm Springs public corruption case

Feb. 7, 2017
Dozens charged in large auto insurance fraud scheme

Feb. 3, 2017
San Jacinto man sentenced to 11 years in prison in pimping case

Jan. 11, 2017
Former Border Patrol agent found guilty of 2014 murder stemming from off-duty neighborhood dispute

Jan. 9, 2017
Nearly $300,000 in asset forfeiture funds awarded to Riverside County organizations

Dec. 23, 2016
DA congratulates Judge Richard Fields on his appointment to the Fourth District Court of Appeal

Dec. 23, 2016
Two charged in 2015 gang-related double murder scheduled to be arraigned today

Dec. 10, 2016
DA Hestrin announces 2016 PRIDE Award recipients

Dec. 2, 2016
DA’s Real Estate Fraud Task Force investigation results in six arrests

Dec. 1, 2016
Judge orders O'Reilly Auto Parts to pay nearly $10 million settlement for environmental violations

Nov. 30, 2016
Allstate to pay $600,000 in consumer protection lawsuit

Nov. 28, 2016
Woman found guilty of grand theft for taking money while illegally acting as an immigration consultant

Nov. 23, 2016
Man convicted of torture in domestic violence case believed to be a first of its kind involving strangulation

Nov. 4, 2016
DA's Office receives grant for program to prosecute drug-impaired driving cases

Oct. 31, 2016
Judge orders two men to stand trial for the 2006 murders of three people in Pinyon Pines

Oct. 26, 2016
DA's Office to seek the death penalty against man charged with the murders of two Palm Springs police officers

Oct. 21, 2016
Nearly 50 domestic violence-related arrest warrants were served as part of national operation

Oct. 20, 2016
Three DA's Offices obtain $925,000 settlement from Liberty Mutual

Oct. 14, 2016
DA’s Office charges man with the attempted murder of three police officers during chase from Corona to Riverside

Oct. 12, 2016
DA's Office files charges against man in the murders of two Palm Springs police officers

Sept. 26, 2016
DA Hestrin to join local and state education leaders at annual Chronic Absenteeism Conference

Sept. 14, 2016
California prosecutors bring $10 million civil action against debt collection company

Sept. 14, 2016
Bill sponsored by DA Hestrin that protects survivors of domestic violence signed into law by governor

Sept. 9, 2016
Man sentenced to 32 years to life for the murder of Cathedral City police officer killed during 2011 pursuit

Sept. 1, 2016
Man wanted in 1993 murder tracked down by fugitive task force

Aug. 30, 2016
Fugitive charged in Indio murder found in Mexico and returned to Riverside County

July 14, 2016
Jury convicts man of murdering Cathedral City police officer killed during 2011 pursuit

June 23, 2016
Nearly $500,000 in asset forfeiture funds awarded to 36 Riverside County organizations

June 16, 2016
Operation Desert Impact leads to arrests in weapons and drug cases

June 10, 2016
DA Hestrin announces charges filed in 2006 Pinyon Pines triple murder

June 6, 2016
Seven indicted in case involving $98 million being fraudulently billed

June 3, 2016
Laotian man arrested at monastery charged with possession and distribution of child pornography

May 17, 2016
Seven former Beaumont city officials charged in public corruption case

April 22, 2016
DA Hestrin issues 2015 Year-End Report

April 11, 2016
DA Hestrin hosts three candlelight vigils this week honoring victims of crime

March 29, 2016
DA's Office announces Wells Fargo Bank settlement of privacy lawsuit in excess of $8 million

March 10, 2016
Civil complaint filed against two Southern California-based corporations seeking penalties for committing more than 20,000 violations

Feb. 25, 2016
DA Hestrin seeking gang injunction in the Coachella Valley

Feb. 17, 2016
Desert Hot Springs man convicted of 10 felonies including lewd acts on a child and human trafficking

Jan. 8, 2016
Man wanted for Desert Hot Springs attempted murder arrested in New Jersey

Jan. 4, 2016
DA's Office program recognized by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government

Dec. 16, 2015
Man charged with arson at a Coachella Valley mosque is arraigned

Dec. 11, 2015
DA Hestrin announces office PRIDE awards for 2014 and 2015

Dec. 4, 2015
Murrieta man sentenced for the murder of his wife who was an Escondido police officer

Dec. 4, 2015
Hemet man sentenced to death for the murder of 16-year-old during robbery for cell phone

Nov. 3, 2015
More than 30 domestic violence arrest warrants served in Riverside County during sweep

Oct. 15, 2015
DA's Office receives two grants to prosecute DUI cases

Oct. 1, 2015
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sept. 30, 2015
Hemet man charged in Banning murders and assaults

Sept. 3, 2015
DA Mike Hestrin announces new Division of Victim Services director

Aug. 31, 2015
DA's Office charges woman with grand theft for payments she received while unlawfully acting as an immigration consultant

Aug. 27, 2015

Woman arrested for grand theft while illegally posing as an immigration consultant

Aug. 17, 2015
Walgreens agrees to settle consumer protection lawsuit

Aug. 6, 2015
DA's Office receives more than $2.5 million in grants to combat fraud

July 30, 2015
Operation SafeHouse artwork now on display at the DA's Office

July 15, 2015
Palm Desert man sentenced to more than nine years in prison and ordered to pay $3 million in restitution for annuities scam
July 2, 2015
Two men charged and arraigned in robbery of man outside Riverside coffee shop

June 29, 2015
Indio man sentenced to 141 years to life for attempted murder of Indio police sergeant and a robbery in La Quinta

June 26, 2015
The Procter & Gamble Company agrees to settle $850,000 consumer protection lawsuit

June 26, 2015
Kohl's stores agrees to civil settlement of nearly $1 million

June 5, 2015
Man sentenced to life in prison for 43-year-old cold case murder

May 21, 2015
CVS Pharmacy agrees to settle consumer protection lawsuit in excess of $2 million

May 19, 2015
DA's Office warns of rental listing scams

May 14, 2015
Investigation leads to seizure of estimated $5 million in cocaine

May 13, 2015
Man charged in attack on toddler and three adults along Interstate 215

May 7, 2015
Jury finds man guilty in 1972 cold case murder

April 17, 2015
DA Hestrin hosts three candlelight vigils next week to honor crime victims

March 2, 2015
Jury finds Murrieta man guilty of murdering his grandmother

Feb. 23, 2015
Fugitive in 2013 San Jacinto murder has been arrested and returned to Riverside County for prosecution

Feb. 17, 2015
Three men charged in significant human trafficking and child pornography case

Jan. 16, 2015
DA's Office continues using special grants for DUI prosecutions

Jan. 9, 2015
DA's Office charges Bay Area father and daughter in case involving walk-in bathtubs

Jan. 7, 2015
DA Hestrin announces the first members of his Executive Management Team

Dec. 17, 2014
Physician among two arrested and charged in multimillion dollar money laundering case

Nov. 21, 2014
Jurors decide death for man who murdered former girlfriend and lit her on fire

Oct. 30, 2014
DA's Office files felony DUI charge against former Murrieta mayor

Oct. 3, 2014
DA's Office dismisses charges against two men in Pinyon Pines triple murder

Sept. 26, 2014
DA's Office files drug-related charges against Perris city councilmember

Sept. 23, 2014
Man arraigned today in 1972 Desert Hot Springs murder case

Sept. 2, 2014
Wanted fugitive in desert identity theft and forgery case located and arrested

August 26, 2014
Legislation initially drafted by DA's Office streamlining human trafficking prosecutions is signed into law by governor

August 21, 2014
Jurors decide death for fourth man convicted of the murders of Marine Corps sergeant and his wife

August 14, 2014
Jury finds Coachella man should be put to death for two 2009 murders in Thermal

August 5, 2014
Jury finds fourth man guilty of 2008 murders of Marine Corps sergeant and his wife

July 3, 2014
Assistant DA Creg Datig receives prestigious career achievement award

June 30, 2014
Civil lawsuit settlement orders Rite Aid stores to properly consult with all prescription drug consumers

June 25, 2014
More than a dozen people arrested in vehicle insurance fraud case

June 24, 2014
Albertsons ordered to pay $3 million settlement in hazardous waste lawsuit

June 11, 2014
Five people from Corona business charged in multimillion dollar fraud case

June 3, 2014
Five arrested in fraudulent vehicle documents cases

May 16, 2014
Fugitive sought in Moreno Valley shooting found in Mexico and brought back to Riverside County

May 14, 2014
DA's Office co-hosts first-ever Riverside County Reducing Chronic Absenteeism Summit

May 14, 2014
Operation in Riverside area targeting Post Release Community Supervision offenders results in 13 arrests

May 7, 2014
State arts council awards grant to help bring art education programs to at-risk youth

April 30, 2014
DA Paul Zellerbach calls on state to fund prison construction

April 11, 2014
DA's Office announces annual PRIDE award recipients

April 10, 2014
WeTip names Paul Zellerbach its 2014 National District Attorney of the Year

April 8, 2014
Woman found guilty of murder of infant daughter whose remains were found in a storage unit

April 7, 2014
DA Zellerbach joins others to support the passage of human trafficking bill

April 3, 2014
DA Zellerbach to host three candlelight vigils countywide next week to honor victims of crime

April 2, 2014
Judge orders Lowe's to pay $18 million in civil settlement for environmental violations

April 1, 2014
Seven arrests made and more than $150,000 worth of counterfeit goods seized at Winchester swap meet

March 19, 2014

Fugitive wanted for a 2008 murder at Temecula apartment complex has been captured

March 19, 2014
Man charged with the 2013 murder of former Lake Elsinore city councilman

March 12, 2014
Two men charged in the 2006 murders of three people in Pinyon Pines

Feb. 11, 2014
Banning man indicted by grand jury in nine Inland Empire arsons

Feb. 10, 2014
Fugitive wanted in 2000 kidnap and carjacking captured in Mexico

Feb. 6, 2014
Fugitive wanted for rape and sexual assault of underage girl in Indio captured in Mexico

Feb. 3, 2014
Former teacher and school administrator charged with sex crimes has been arrested

Feb. 3, 2014
DA's Office files charges against former teacher and school administrator

Jan. 30, 2014
Former sheriff's deputy sentenced to 40 years to life for the murder of a man during an off-duty shooting at a Murrieta bar

Jan. 10, 2014
Fugitive sought in Coachella murder nearly a decade ago has been returned to Riverside County for prosecution

Jan. 7, 2014
Board of Supervisors approves grant expanding the DA's drug DUI prosecution program countywide

Jan. 7, 2014
DA's Office grant for DUI prosecutions in Southwest County renewed by Board of Supervisors


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