PALM DESERT: Elderly woman found dead in spa, apparent drowning vctim

PALM DESERT – An elderly woman died after apparently drowning in a jacuzzi Saturday morning, April 22. The incident happened in the 500 block of Tomahawk Drive, within the Indian Ridge Country Club, in Palm Desert. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and other emergency first responders rushed to the location about 9 a.m., after a 911 caller reported finding the victim inside a […]

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LA QUINTA: Deputy injured while apprehending burglary suspect

LA QUINTA – A La Quinta sheriff’s deputy was injured and hospitalized Friday morning, April 7, while trying to apprehend a woman who was caught burglarizing one home before fleeing from authorities and barricading herself inside a second home, according to sheriff officials. The suspect, who was later identified as 26-year-old, La Quinta area transient, Priscilla Ayala, was injured while being […]

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MECCA HILLS: Eight rescued from “Ladder Canyon” in 2 separate incidents within 2 hours

MECCA HILLS – Eight people were rescued in two separate incidents that happened just two hours apart in the Painted Hills area of the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area Sunday, March 26. The area where the victims were rescued from is known as “Ladder Canyon.” The remote hiking area is south of Interstate 10 and east of Highway 86. In both […]

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LA QUINTA: Woman with drugs, paraphernalia, arrested after DUI hit and run

LA QUINTA – Sheriff’s officials arrested a woman who was allegedly involved in a DUI-related hit and run traffic collision Friday, March 24. The hit and run happened on Washington Street and Ave. 47 in La Quinta. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s La Quinta Police Station responded to reports of a hit and run traffic collision about 5:10 p.m. […]

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Knife-wielding man attacking woman fatally shot by deputy

A man who was armed with a knife and physically assaulting a woman was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy Sunday, March 19. The deadly shooting happened in the area of Dillon Road and Johnson Road southeast of Desert Hot Springs, in the unincorporated community of Desert Edge. The incident began about 9:20 a.m., when deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Palm Desert […]

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MECCA HILLS: Three hikers rescued after becoming lost in “Ladder Canyon”

MECCA HILLS – Three women had to be rescued after they became lost while hiking Sunday, March 12. The area where the trio were rescued is known as “Ladder Canyon” in the Painted Hills area of the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area, south of Interstate 10 and east of Highway 86. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Thermal Station responded to the area about […]

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PALM SPRINGS: Domestic violence investigation leads to high-speed pursuit, crash

PALM SPRINGS – Details are still emerging after a short, high-speed pursuit ended in a two-car wreck Thursday, March 16. The collision forced the temporary closure of the intersection of North Sunrise Way and East Racquet Club Road in Palm Springs. The crash happened about 5 p.m., after Palm Springs police officers responded to a private residence in the 1300 block of Francis […]

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BLYTHE: Two arrested during narcotics-related search warrant

BLYTHE – Two men were arrested during the service of a narcotics-related search warrant Thursday, March 16. The Blythe Narcotic Enforcement Team (BNET) served a search warrant at a private residence in the 19000 block of south C and D Boulevards in the unincorporated community of Blythe. They were assisted by the Blythe Police Department and United States Border Patrol. “BNET is a […]

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LA QUINTA: Charges filed again student who brought replica firearm to middle school

LA QUINTA – A student was detained Friday, March 10, after he was found in possession of a realistic-looking, replica firearm at the La Quinta Middle School campus, according to sheriff’s officials. La Quinta Middle School is located 78900 Avenue 50 in La Quinta and is part of Desert Sands Unified School District. The replica firearm – a CO2 powered BB […]

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UPDATED: CABAZON: Additional information released after fatal officer-involved shooting

UPDATE: March 7, 10 p.m. CABAZON – Riverside County Sheriff’s officials have released more information about the fatal shooting of a man who fled from deputies Saturday, March 4. The foot pursuit and deadly shooting happened while deputies were investigating a 911 call regarding a suspicious person. The suspect, who’s name has still not been released by officials, was shot and […]

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