RIVERSIDE: 82-year-old woman fights off registered sex offender during attempted rape

RIVERSIDE — An 82-year-old would-be victim turned the tables on her attacker Monday, June 19, when she refused to be victimized without a fight. The elderly woman, who sustained multiple injuries in the attack, managed to fight off the suspect. The violent attack happened in the Canyon Crest neighborhood of Riverside. Detectives from the Riverside Police Department’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit and […]

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UPDATE: “Several recent violent encounters between Hells Angels and Mongols” blamed in fatal gas station shooting

RIVERSIDE — City of Riverside police officials are continuing to investigate what they are calling a gang-related, double shooting at a gas station that left one motorcyclist dead, Sunday evening, May 21. The shooting, that resulted in the death of 31-year-old, Orange resident, James Duty, happened at a Shell gas station at 3502 Adams Street, near the 91 Freeway, in Riverside.  In a recent social media update to their ongoing investigation into the deadly […]

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RIVERSIDE: Man arrested after first carjacking, then re-stealing same vehicle within hours

RIVERSIDE — City of Riverside police officers say they arrested a probationer who allegedly stole the same victim’s vehicle twice within a four-hour period, including once when the suspect carjacked the vehicle from the victim at gunpoint. The alleged suspect in both early-morning incidents was arrested Friday, June 9. He was apprehended after fleeing from officers, leading to an hours-long search. […]

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Hemet sex registrant, accused of “numerous sexual assaults on several children,” arrested, ending 14-year reign of terror

HEMET — City of Riverside police officials arrested a Hemet resident and known sex offender while serving a warrant at his residence Thursday, June 8. Officials allege the man committed “numerous sexual assaults on several children,” over the last fourteen years. The alleged crimes happened “between the years of 2003 to 2017,” Riverside police officials said in a social media press release. Officials identified the alleged suspect as 35-year-old, […]

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Riverside PD’s AIR-1 makes dangerous “one-skid landing” rescue from Sugarloaf Mtn

If page fails to load properly or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the problem. -TM   RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police Department’s Aviation Support Unit made an incredibly difficult rescue of a stranded hiker look easy when the helicopter’s pilot made not one, but two separate mountainside “one-skid” landings during a Friday, May […]

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RIVERSIDE: One killed, one injured, in head-on crash into traffic pole – victim ID’d

If page fails to load properly, or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the problem. -TM   RIVERSIDE – Officials are investigating after a Riverside resident died when a car smashed head-on into a traffic signal pole May 19. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries in the deadly, single-vehicle crash that […]

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RIVERSIDE: Fast-acting citizens credited with saving victim from overturned, burning truck

RIVERSIDE – Officials are crediting several good Samaritans with extinguishing a truck fire and saving at least one person after a single-vehicle, rollover traffic accident Monday evening, May 15. The fiery wreck happened in front of Mountain View Elementary School on Streeter/Grand Avenue near Mountain View Avenue in Riverside. It was not immediately known how many occupants had been inside the truck when […]

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RIVERSIDE: Hair salon employee arrested, accused of lewd acts with a minor

RIVERSIDE – A hair salon employee was arrested Friday, May 5, the day after he allegedly sexually assaulted a minor at the salon where he worked. The incident, which was reported Thursday, May 4, allegedly happened at a business in the 10300 block of Arlington Avenue in Riverside. After an investigation, officers arrested Esteban Garcia Melchor, 49, of Riverside, Riverside Police Officer […]

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RIVERSIDE: Probationer arrested after compliance check

RIVERSIDE – Police officials yesterday announced the arrest of a probationer, who was found in possession of narcotics, illegally modified and stolen weapons and ammunition. The man was arrested Wednesday, May 3, in the 8700 block of Bruce Avenue in Riverside. At the end of the compliance sweep officers arrested Joe Louis Moore, 32, of Riverside. He was booked into the Southwest […]

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RIVERSIDE: One killed, two others injured in “domestic-related” shooting

RIVERSIDE – Details are still emerging after Riverside police officials arrested a man, accused of fatally shooting a family member Sunday night, May 7. The deadly shooting happened in a quiet neighborhood just blocks from the Riverside Plaza on the 3500 block of Timothy Way near San Diego Avenue in Riverside. Early information from the scene indicated that two of […]

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