Crime

Crime: Storage burglaries, cars entered

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Cut padlocks and thefts from storage spaces were reported over the weekend at the Rancho Murieta Airport storage facility. In unrelated incidents, a number of unlocked cars parked outside overnight in Murieta North were entered. Read more >> Read more » about Crime: Storage burglaries, cars entered

Murieta Market hit by overnight burglary

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Break-in

On Saturday afternoon, plywood replaced the glass broken the night before.

A burglar broke the door at Murieta Market overnight, went in and stole a half-dozen bottles of liquor, Security said Saturday afternoon. Read more » about Murieta Market hit by overnight burglary

Beware: The 'Grandparents Scam' is back

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Neighbors Bob and Sharon Pierson got a call Thursday morning from a granddaughter who was in tears. She was being arrested, and her lawyer said she needed $5,000 to post bail and cover his fees. If the story sounds familiar, it should. It was a scam. Read more » about Beware: The 'Grandparents Scam' is back

Who painted graffiti around our community?

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Graffiti

The Country Club restroom at the end of De La Cruz Drive was among the targets.

Security wants your help in identifying the person who spray-painted graffiti around the community late Saturday or early Sunday. On Monday, Security said the incidents occurred at a golf course restroom at the end of De La Cruz Drive, a garage on Guadalupe Drive, and possibly a vehicle parked at the Gazebo. Read more » about Who painted graffiti around our community?

Lessons on choices, decisions and vandalism

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There wasn’t anything good about the vandalism of the new Stonehouse Park soccer turf, but the Rancho Murieta Soccer Club and Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Club tried to turn it into a positive Monday afternoon. Standing at the site of the vandalism, young soccer players got to talk about choices and decisions. Read more » about Lessons on choices, decisions and vandalism

Country Club says it has identified vandals

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The Country Club announced Saturday that thanks to responses from Murietans, it believes it has identified the two young men who vandalized the club early Wednesday and consumed alcoholic beverages. The information has been shared with the Sheriff's Department, the club said. Read more » about Country Club says it has identified vandals

Resident arrested after brandishing shotgun

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A resident was taken into custody Thursday night after allegedly brandishing a shotgun and shouting at a passerby.

Security Sgt. Mike Scarzella said Friday night that he answered a call “regarding a subject that was possibly armed” and made contact with the man in the front yard of a Guadalupe Drive residence. Scarzella described the man as “compliant” and said the gun was unloaded. 

After sheriff’s deputies arrived, the subject fled and was apprehended a short time later near Pescado Circle and 1 Park. Deputies placed him under arrest.  Scarzella said he did not know what the charges were, and a sheriff’s spokesperson was not available to provide details Friday night, when RanchoMurieta.com learned of the incident. Read more » about Resident arrested after brandishing shotgun

Prowler incidents reported on South

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Murieta residents should be alert to the possibility of a young prowler with shaggy blond hair after multiple reports of suspicious activity this week. Read more » about Prowler incidents reported on South

Murieta man charged with stealing $1,600

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A 20-year-old Rancho Murieta man faces a charge of grand theft after being arrested in the post office parking lot in Murieta Plaza and charged with stealing $1,600 from a companion. Read more » about Murieta man charged with stealing $1,600

Sheriff's officers tell RM how to avoid crime

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Sheriff's meeting

Sheriff's Lt. James Barnes is a longtime Murietan. Click photo for larger image.

More than 40 neighbors attended last week’s community outreach offered by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department. They got a number of crime-fighting tips and a peek at a new program that could help address nuisance issues in areas like Rancho Murieta. Read more » about Sheriff's officers tell RM how to avoid crime

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