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Thousands of pills containing fentanyl seized by the Riverside County Gang Impact Team

Thousands of pills containing fentanyl seized by the Riverside County Gang Impact Team

Over the past two weeks, the Riverside County Gang Impact Team (GIT) has seized thousands of pills containing fentanyl as well as several kilograms of the potentially deadly drug in powder form. 


Retired truck driver charged with cold case murder of woman found in Desert Center nearly 30 years ago

Retired truck driver charged with cold case murder of woman found in Desert Center nearly 30 years ago

On March 30, 1993, the body of Sherri Herrera, 30, a mother of four from Tulare, Calif., was found on the eastbound Hayfield Road onramp to I-10 in Desert Center. She was last seen alive just a few days before her body was found. Now, nearly 30 years later, a retired truck driver has been charged with her murder. 


DA Hestrin recognizes three people with Community Hero awards

DA Hestrin recognizes three people with Community Hero awards

Each year, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office recognizes heroes in our community. On May 17, 2022, DA Michael Hestrin presented the Community Hero Award to three Riverside County educators for their work bringing the Aware to Care Exchange (ACE) to Riverside County.


Former Temecula attorney sentenced for embezzling funds from clients and Southwest Riverside County Bar Association

Former Temecula attorney sentenced for embezzling funds from clients and Southwest Riverside County Bar Association

The former attorney agreed to pay restitution – plus interest -- to the victims. At the time of the plea, he paid a total of $562,854 in victim restitution.

 

The charges stem from his work as a trusts and estates attorney and from his time as treasurer of the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association.


DA Mike Hestrin announces 2021 PRIDE Award recipients

DA Mike Hestrin announces 2021 PRIDE Award recipients

PRIDE, the Program Rewarding Incentive of District attorney Employees, honors attorney and non-attorney staff for demonstrating extraordinary responsibility, professional development, productivity, dedication, initiative, a positive attitude, quality of work, dependability, cooperation, attendance, and public demeanor.


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