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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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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