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Intense Police Activity in Menifee Sparks Interest, Few Details

Witnesses have told Patch that they've seen an armored truck, a sheriff's helicopter and several police units on scene in the area of Murrieta and Ethanac roads.

Approximate location of police activity.  Courtesy: Google Maps.
Approximate location of police activity. Courtesy: Google Maps.
Update 8:30 a.m.  Wednesday:
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials tell Patch that they do not have more information to disclose on this case, but referred calls to the agency's homicide bureau.

Patch is awaiting return calls from that bureau and will provide updates as they become available. 


Original Tuesday night story as follows: 

A large law enforcement presence in Menifee Tuesday evening is sparking community interest, but police are staying tight-lipped on the situation.

Witnesses have told Patch that they've seen an armored truck, a sheriff's helicopter and several police units on scene in the area of Murrieta and Ethanac roads.   

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, they are the lead agency on scene, and are being assisted by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
 
An LASD Spokeswoman tells Patch that the agency's major crimes bureau is on scene "...regarding a warrant service."  The spokeswoman could not provide additional details as to the nature of the warrant. 

Riverside County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Albert Martinez tells Patch they are helping out with traffic control in the area, because the activity has forced the closure of Murrieta Road south of Ethanac Road.

Witness reports of the activity started around 8 p.m., but it's not yet clear what time the operation started.


Patch will update this news story as more details become available. 

Ken Mayes June 11, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Sew Good - Zip Codes are issued by the U.S.P.S and many times do not line up with city boundaries. This area in question last night is in 92585 zip code which is Romoland. The city of Menifee is served by 4 different post offices.
KMA June 12, 2014 at 01:42 AM
And Jeff- what does your comment-since gone- have to do with the topic.?????
chuck2251 June 15, 2014 at 05:20 PM
METH??????????
Cabesa Crusher June 15, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Jeffs on meth?

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