Murrieta Police Department

  • Agency: Murrieta Police Department
  • Address: 2 Town Square, Murrieta, 92562 CA
  • Chief: Mark Wright (Chief of Police)
Phone: (951) 304-2677
Fax: (951) 696-3608

Murrieta Police Department is located at 2 Town Square, Murrieta, 92562 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Wright. The Murrieta Police Department phone number is (951) 304-2677.

Murrieta Police Department News

Who’s up for a charity Poker Night benefitting the Paws 4 Law Foundation and the Murrieta Police K9 team! Saturday, February 3rd. Email info@paws4law.org for further information!

Juvenile Arrested for Assault On 1/17/2018 at approximately 8:50 p.m. the Murrieta Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call regarding an injured juvenile. Officers responded code 3 to the 24800 block of Hancock Avenue and located a female juvenile with significant injuries. The injured juvenile was immediately transported via ambulance to a local hospital. Murrieta Police Detectives responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The investigation revealed that the female juvenile had been injured by her older juvenile brother. The juvenile brother has been placed under arrest and the female juvenile victim is currently receiving medical attention. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Sergeant Spencer Parker at 951-461-6364. Murrieta File Number: 1801M-3616

VISTA MURRIETA PARENTS HAVE WE GOT A SURPRISE FOR YOU!!!! who can tell us what it is? There are new turning lanes on the north bound I-215 exit at Clinton Keith. Both lanes will now be able to turn right allowing drivers who are turning into the student parking lot to utilize the far right lane and parents dropping off to use the left lane to get to the second and third school driveways! Murrieta Valley Unified School District Vista Murrieta High School

The Murrieta Police Department is currently conducting our “pilot” Teen Police Citizen Academy with our Police Explorers. With their feedback, we are hoping to bring this week long Academy to the public for the summer or 2018!

The Murrieta Police Department is currently conducting our “pilot” Teen Police Citizen Academy with our Police Explorers. With their feedback, we are hoping to bring this week long Academy to the public for the summer or 2018!

Probation Search Leads to Narcotics and Weapon On 1/10/18 at 9:53 a.m. the Murrieta Police Department Special Enforcement Team conducted a probation check at a residence on the 46800 block of Peach Tree Street in the City of Temecula. The resident, Evan Brooks is on active probation for narcotics related charges. Inside the residence, officers located narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia commonly associated with narcotics sales, narcotics paraphernalia commonly used for consuming narcotics, ammunition and a hand gun not belonging to Mr. Brooks. During the probation search, Mr. Brooks became extremely belligerent and made threats towards the officers. Mr. Brooks was placed under arrest for the sales of narcotics, possessing a firearm while in possession of narcotics, violation of probation, and threats made against the officers. Because of the proximity of Mr. Brooks’ home in relation to a nearby high school, Mr. Brooks was also found to be in violation of 11353.6(g) HS, selling a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school. Mr. Brooks was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center without incident. Arrestee: Evan Brooks (24 years) Resident of Temecula Charges: 11351 HS – Possession of Narcotics for Sales; 11353.6(g) HS – Narcotic Sales within 1000 Feet of School; 11370.1(A) HS – Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed with Loaded Firearm; 11550(E) HS – Possession of Loaded Firearm While Under the Influence; 25400(C)(6) PC – Conceal Unregistered Firearm; 422 PC – Terrorist Threats; 1203.2 PC – Violation of Probation; 29800 PC – Felon in Possession of Firearm Booking Number: 201801220 Murrieta File Number: 1801M-2098

Three Arrested After Attempted Daytime Burglary At 2:02 p.m. on 1/10/2018, the Murrieta Police Department Dispatch Center received a call from a resident on the 24300 block of Lenox Lane regarding two subjects that had tried to enter her home. The caller stated that she heard someone knock on her front door and shortly after, saw two males attempting to open the rear door to her residence. The caller stated that the suspects fled into a waiting vehicle when she began yelling at them. Several officers responded to the area to search for the suspects. An officer located a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller on Monroe Avenue near Los Alamos Road. The officer conducted an investigative stop and contacted the three male occupants. The officer immediately noticed that two of the male occupants were wearing clothing very similar to what the original caller had described. The officer conducted a records check on the occupants, identified as Jeremiah Sosa and two male juveniles. The check revealed the Mr. Sosa was on probation for vehicle theft and had previous arrests for carjacking, vehicle theft and burglary. During the investigation, the two juveniles were positively identified as being the same two males that attempted to break into the caller’s home on Lennox Lane. The two juveniles were arrested for attempted burglary and booked into Juvenile Hall. Mr. Sosa was arrested for conspiracy, burglary and contributing to the delinquency of minors and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center. There has been a significant increase in daytime residential burglaries across Southern California. A common technique used by criminals is to knock on the front door and when there is no answer, force entry into the home through a back door or window. If you are home and an unknown person knocks on your front door, acknowledge the person by answering the door or speaking to them through the door. If you feel that the person has nefarious intentions, please call the Murrieta Police Department at 951-696-3615 and report them immediately. Arrestees: Jeremiah Sosa (20 years) Resident of Los Angeles Charges: 182(A)(1) PC – Conspiracy; 459 PC – Burglary; 272 PC – Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Booking Number: 201801262 Juvenile Male (17 years) Resident of Los Angeles 664/459 PC – Attempted Residential Burglary Juvenile Male (16 years) Resident of Los Angeles 664/459 PC – Attempted Residential Burglary Murrieta File Number: 1801M-2156

The Murrieta Police Department is currently conducting our “pilot” Teen Police Citizen Academy with our Police Explorers. With their feedback, we are hoping to bring this week long Academy to the public for the summer or 2018!

Two Arrested for Tagging On 1/9/2018 at approximately 11:22 p.m. Murrieta Police Officers responded to the area of Agean Court and Cadenza Drive regarding a subject seen spray painting on a fence. The caller was able to provide a description to the dispatcher of the vehicle the male subject left the area in. Upon arrival, the officer located a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller leaving the area. The officer conducted an investigative traffic stop on the vehicle. The officer contacted the two occupants, identified as Zachary Dedmon and Joshua Bolton and conducted a routine records check on each. While speaking with Mr. Dedmon and Mr. Bolton, the officer observed spray paint cans inside the vehicle in plain view. During the investigation, tagging was found on a fence as the original caller had stated. The paint on the fence matched the paint inside Mr. Dedmon’s vehicle and on both Mr. Dedmon and Mr. Bolton. Mr. Dedmon and Mr. Bolton were placed under arrest for vandalism and conspiracy and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center. Arrestees: Zachary Dedmon (23 years) Resident of Wildomar Charges: 594.2(A) PC – Possession of Tool for Vandalism; 594(B)(2)(A) PC – Vandalism; 182 PC – Conspiracy Booking Number: 201801017 Joshua Bolton (28 years) Resident of Lake Elsinore Charges: 594(B)(2)(A) PC – Vandalism; 182 PC – Conspiracy Booking Number: 201801017 Murrieta File Number: 1801M-1825

Our 13 Police Explorer participants for the Teen Citizen Academy, Class #1. We can’t wait to get all their feedback to make this a great experience and opportunity for the our local teenagers!

Today we had the Special Enforcement Team, Traffic and Gang Task Force speaking with the Teen Academy. One photo was edited for officer confidentiality 😂

Thank you to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and partnering organizations for dedicating this day, January 9th as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Thank you to each and every one of our officers who continue to keep our communities safe. You make a difference and you are appreciated!

UPDATE 3:45 pm- All roadway closures listed below are still in effect. UPDATE 8:00 am - Briggs Road between Los Alamos and Winchester is now closed. Kalmia between 2nd Street and Hayes is currently closed due to the rain. New Clay, 4th Street and 5th Street are also closed. #noyoucantgothatway #thesignsareupforareason #weunderstandyoulivethatway #findanotherroute

The Murrieta Police Department is currently conducting our “pilot” Teen Police Citizen Academy with our Police Explorers. With their feedback, we are hoping to bring this week long Academy to the public for the summer or 2018!

City of Murrieta Newsletter - January 2018

The first Murrieta Police Teen Police Academy started today for our explorers! We are hoping to bring the academy to the public this summer!!!!

What!?!?! Are we really going to get some rain? Plan ahead, rain may be here beginning tomorrow morning through Tuesday evening.

On December 9, 2017, David Odle came down to the Murrieta Police Department to present the K9 division $78.11 that he had just received at his 7th birthday party. In lieu of gifts, David had asked his friends to make a donation to the Murrieta Police K9 team. This Wednesday, the Murrieta Police K9 team came together and invited David to their weekly training day. David was able to meet all of the K9 handlers and their partners! The officers presented David with some special gifts including a Paws 4 Law Foundation t-shirt, bracelets and a stuffed K9 as well as a gift card for Dicks Sporting Goods so he can get some new baseball equipment! Our K9 Team Rocks, good job guys! Corporal Elliott and K9 Kazan, Officer Harwick and K9 Buck, Officer Hollenweger and K9 Rocky, Officer Martin and K9 Duke, *Not pictured since he was needed for an emergency call- Officer Huss and K9 Pak*

Thank you to Patrice and Mariah from Kori Kryotherapy who brought in lunch for the police department today! After Patrice has lost a debt card last week, it was located by a Good Samaritan who turned it into the police department. The ladies wanted to show their appreciation for putting forth the extra effort to return the property. THANK YOU!!!

One Adult, Two Juveniles Arrested in Stolen Vehicle On 1/3/17 at approximately 2:41 a.m. officers were in the area of Milkwood Lane and Buckwood Way conducting routine patrol when one of the officers observed a suspicious vehicle traveling with no lights on. Due to an increase in vehicle burglaries in the area, the officer attempted to conduct an investigative stop on the vehicle. The vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed in an attempt to evade the officer. Additional officers responded to the area to assist in apprehending the fleeing vehicle. The driver of the suspect vehicle, later identified as Gabriel Dorado, was unable to properly maneuver the vehicle and collided with a parked car. The three occupants of the vehicle, Mr. Dorado and two 17 year old male juveniles, fled the vehicle on foot. All three were quickly apprehended and taken into custody. During the investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle that Mr. Dorado and the two male juveniles were driving in had been stolen earlier in the evening. Inside the vehicle, officers located numerous items that appeared to have recently been taken in vehicle burglaries. Mr. Dorado was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center and the two male juveniles were booked into Juvenile Hall on vehicle theft related charges. Officers are in the process of returning the items located in the stolen vehicle to the owners. Arrestees: Gabriel Dorado (18 years) Resident of Winchester Charges: 10851(A) VC – Take Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent; 148(A) PC – Resist Officer; 182 PC – Conspiracy; 20002(A) VC – Hit and Run Booking Number: 201800267 Male Juvenile (17 years) Resident of Murrieta Charges: 10851(A) VC – Take Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent; 148(A) PC – Resist Officer; 182 PC – Conspiracy; 20002(A) VC – Hit and Run Male Juvenile (17 years) Resident of Murrieta Charges: 10851(A) VC – Take Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent; 148(A) PC – Resist Officer; 182 PC – Conspiracy; 20002(A) VC – Hit and Run Murrieta File Number: 1801M-0475

You know those stop signs? That law didn’t change in 2018. You still gotta stop, at RED LIGHTS TOO. For your information, stop sign violations could cost up to $367 while red light violations could cost up to $648. How bout that for a New Years resolution!!!! #newyears #2018 #newyearsresolution #sameoldlaw #nochange #nothingnew #stillgottastop #stopsign #redlight #traffic #murrieta #drivers #policemotors #patrol #trafficlight #notworthit #putyourcellphonedowntoo #thatwasso2017 #wedontsetthefines #california #haveyouseenyourregistrationincreaseyet #ouch Photo credit: unknown

Male Arrested For Theft From Vehicles On 12/30/2017 at 2:41 a.m. the Murrieta Police Department Dispatch Center received a call from a resident in the neighborhood of Calle Yorba Vista and Hancock Avenue regarding a possible vehicle burglary in progress. The caller stated that she had observed an unknown male enter her neighbor’s vehicle. The caller was able to provide a description of the male and a vehicle that he was seen leaving in. Officers responded to the area and located a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller. The officers conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle on Hancock Avenue near Calle Yorba Vista. The officers contacted the occupant, identified as Richard Angels, and conducted a records check on him. The check revealed that Mr. Angels had an extensive criminal history, dating back 14 years with convictions for theft, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen vehicles, burglary and narcotics related charges. The officers noted that the clothing Mr. Angels was wearing matched the description provided by the original caller. While speaking to the officers, Mr. Angels admitted to stealing property from three unlocked vehicles. Mr. Angels was placed under arrest at that time. During a search subsequent to arrest, officers also located methamphetamine and metal knuckles in the possession of Mr. Angels. Mr. Angels was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center and the recovered property was returned to the owners. Arrestee: Richard Angels (29 years) Resident of Lake Elsinore Charges: 11377(a) HS – Possession of a Controlled Substance; 21810 PC – Possession of Metal Knuckles; 488 PC – Petty Theft; 496(A) PC – Possession of Stolen Property Booking Number: 201749769 Murrieta File Number: 1712M-6075

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! It's been fun, but its time for y'all to go to sleep already. Get home safely! #happynewyear #2018 #quitwiththefireworksalready #killinmesmalls

Alright. Come on. Just call your mom for a ride already. She wants to go to sleep and needs to know you are home safe. #justdoit #youshouldhavebroughtintheeastcoastnewyears #gethomesafe #wereonarolltonight