PALM DESERT: DUI suspected in rollover accident

PALM DESERT – A man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after a single vehicle, rollover traffic accident Saturday, Feb. 4. The accident happened in the area of Edgehill Drive and Bursera Way in Palm Desert. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Palm Desert Police station and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene of […]

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MECCA: Man drugged and raped victim, officials allege

MECCA – Sheriff’s officials announced the arrest of a man they allege drugged and raped a victim in October, 2016. The alleged suspect was arrested in the 91-000 block of 66th Avenue in Mecca Thursday, Jan. 26. The alleged suspect, who officials identified as Erick Ceja Galvez, 26, of Mecca, was arrested after a search warrant was served at the  66th Avenue residence, according […]

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COACHELLA: Sheriff’s sergeant rescues kidnapped woman during traffic stop

COACHELLA – A man was arrested after he allegedly kidnapped a woman during a domestic violence related incident Saturday, Jan. 14. The arrest happened about 7:49 a.m., near the intersection of Jackson Street and Avenue 52 near the Coachella Valley Cemetery in Coachella.   While on routine patrol, “a sheriff’s sergeant observed a female waiving and screaming for help as she […]

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LA QUINTA: Three-alarm fire causes $2 million in damage at La Quinta area country club

LA QUINTA – A three-alarm fire structure fire at the Andalusia Country Club caused about $2 million in damage Sunday night, Jan. 15. There were no reported citizen or firefighter injuries associated with the blaze. The fire was reported in the Andalusia Country Club’s golf course clubhouse about 10:50 p.m., in the 59000 block of Marbella in La Quinta. The golf course […]

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LA QUINTA: Officials still investigating woman’s kidnapping claim

LA QUINTA – Sheriff’s officials updated that they are still investigating a woman’s claim that she was kidnapped Tuesday, Jan. 10. The woman claimed the kidnapping happened near the southeast corner of Highway 111 and Adams Street in La Quinta. The woman, who officials have not yet identified, alleged that a 25 to 30-year-old middle-eastern man driving a late-model sedan stopped his […]

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OASIS: At least 12 sickened during HazMat emergency at greenhouse

OASIS – At least a dozen people were sickened by an unknown substance at a greenhouse Monday, Jan. 9. The emergency was reported in the 82000 block of Johnson Street in Oasis. Oasis is an unincorporated community located to the southeast of the cities of Coachella and Indio and northwest of the Salton Sea. Firefighter/paramedics and other emergency first responders were dispatched […]

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CABAZON: Businesses, restaurant evacuated after demolition crews rupture gas line

CABAZON – A ruptured gas main forced the evacuation of several businesses and a restaurant, including the well-known Cabazon Dinosaurs museum and roadside attraction Wednesday, Jan. 4. The gas line was ruptured in the 50000 block of Seminole Drive in Cabazon. Firefighters and law enforcement officers responded to the scene of the ruptured gas line about 12:45 p.m., after a construction crew […]

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DESERT CENTER: Victim airlifted with major injuries after RV overturns on I-10

DESERT CENTER – A victim sustained major injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition after a single-vehicle, rollover accident involving a recreational vehicle Friday, Jan. 6. The RV overturned on Interstate 10 west of Eagle Mountain Road in Desert Center. Cal Fire/Riverside County Firefighters responded to the solo-vehicle traffic accident about 2:25 p.m. after Riverside County emergency […]

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LA QUINTA: Citrus Club at La Quinta Resort damaged by two-alarm attic blaze

LA QUINTA – Firefighters battled a two-alarm structure fire at the Citrus Club at La Quinta Resort in the 50000 block of Mandarina in La Quinta Saturday, Jan. 7. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters responded to the club after Riverside County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from an employee reporting smoke coming from the locker room and kitchen at the location about 2:51 […]

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UPDATE: INDIO: 15-year-old girl struck by several vehicles and big-rig on I-10 Freeway ID’d

UPDATE: 1/5/2016 1 p.m. INDIO – Riverside County coroner officials identified the victim of last night’s fatal incident on the Interstate 10 Freeway east of the Jackson Street overpass as 15-year-old Elizabeth Castro Leon. Castro Leon, a resident of Indio, died when she either fell or jumped onto the I-10 Freeway from the Jackson Street overpass. A California Highway Patrol […]

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