Drivers arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs will continue facing highly specialized prosecutors funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The $402,976 grant to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office continues to fund a vertical prosecution team that will handle driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) cases from arrest all the way through sentencing. The new grant covers two deputy district attorneys for fiscal year 2020/2021.
Man had been out of custody for an attempted second-degree murder conviction for less than a week when fire started
A fugitive wanted for setting an arson fire at a Menifee home in June that killed two animals has been located and arrested in Arizona.
Sean Joshua Halas, DOB: 8-23-68, of Menifee, was arrested on Sept. 8, 2020, by Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force Team 6, which includes District Attorney investigators, at a motel in Bullhead City, Arizona. Halas is currently in custody in Arizona awaiting extradition back to California.
Halas was on probation for an attempted second-degree murder conviction and had been out of custody for less than a week at the time of the arson.
Riverside man charged with the murder is eligible for the death penalty
Grand jury indictment includes two special circumstances -- lying in wait and that the victim was killed because of his race.
Chewie, an electronic scent detection canine, has joined our Bureau of Investigation