BLYTHE: Three, including pregnant woman and infant, airlifted after rollover accident

BLYTHE – Three people, including a pregnant woman and an infant, sustained major injuries in a two-vehicle, rollover traffic collision Dec. 30. The accident happened about 12:33 p.m., on the eastbound I-10 west of Mesa Road in Blythe and forced the closure of all eastbound lanes of traffic to allow three air ambulances to land on the Interstate. California Highway […]

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PALM SPRINGS: Officer-involved shooting leaves man dead

PALM SPRINGS – A man who was believed to be armed with a weapon was shot and killed in a confrontation with Palm Springs police officers Friday, Nov. 4. The fatal shooting happened in a commercial business parking lot in the 300 block of S. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. Officers responded to the area at 1:26 p.m., after City […]

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Man arrested, accused of human trafficking of a minor

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – A man accused of trafficking at least one juvenile for the purpose of sexual exploitation was arrested in the 12800 block of Maui Way in Desert Hot Springs Nov. 3. Investigators believe there are possibly additional victims who have not yet been identified and their investigation is ongoing, according to sheriff officials. Members of the Riverside County […]

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PALM DESERT: Officials seeking public’s help ID’ing suspect

  PALM DESERT – Two recent incidents of a man exposing himself to unsuspecting citizens have sheriff’s officials seeking help from the public in identifying the man involved. On two different days just three days apart a man exposed himself to different victims. The first incident happened Sunday, Sept. 25; the second incident happened Wednesday, Sept. 28, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Jorge […]

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One killed, 1 arrested in Palm Desert two-vehicle DUI crash

PALM DESERT – A Palm Desert resident was killed in a two vehicle traffic collision at Monterey Avenue and Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert Saturday Sept. 3. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Palm Desert Police Station responded to the reported accident at 10:07 p.m. The accident involved a silver Ford Expedition and a white Ford Mustang, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Chris […]

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Man carjacks USPS mail vehicle after failing to carjack elderly man

COACHELLA – A Coachella resident attempted to carjack an elderly male in the 52400 block of Morgan Street in Coachella Wednesday, August 24. The suspect then carjacked a mail carrier’s vehicle after a USPS mail carrier intervened on the older man’s behalf. Deputies eventually located and apprehended Hernan Ortega, 32, of Coachella. He was later booked into the Larson Correctional Facility in […]

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Man, 71, armed with knife, fatally shot by Indio PD officer

INDIO –  An elderly man who was allegedly armed with a knife and threatening innocent bystanders was shot and killed by an Indio Police officer Saturday, August 20, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Deputy Mike Vasquez. The fatal officer-involved shooting happened in front of the Rancho Fresco Market, located in the 44500 block of Jackson Street in Indio. […]

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UPDATED: Carjacking suspect fatally shot after Jurupa pursuit leads to La Quinta

On-scene reporting, photography and videography: William Hayes / Loudlabs News   UPDATE: 07/29/2016 10:50 p.m. With sheriff’s release of information SEE ORIGINAL STORY BELOW Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jurupa Valley Police Station responded to a reported carjacking Thursday, July 28, at about 3:50 p.m. The carjacking began near the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Crestmore Road in Jurupa […]

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Sky Valley residence burns to ground, considered total loss

SKY VALLEY – Despite efforts by nearly three dozen firefighters, an abandoned home burned to the ground and was considered a total loss, according to Cal Fire Public Information Officer April Newman. The blaze occurred in the 71000 block of Dillon Road, in the unincorporated area of Sky Valley. Sky Valley is located southeast of Desert Hot Springs and northeast of […]

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UPDATE: Report of traffic accident leads to murder investigation – suspect arrested

UPDATED: 05/17/2016 11:12 p.m. WHITEWATER – Officials from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Cabazon Station arrested a man on Thursday, May 12, accused of murdering a woman, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Jeff Buompensiero. The investigation began after California Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to the report of a traffic collision on Tipton Road, one-half mile west of Whitewater off ramp, […]

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