Trio who harassed, robbed, tased homeless couple arrested

HEMET — A trio of teens was arrested after they were seen harassing and then robbing a homeless man and woman in Hemet this afternoon, Tuesday, Dec. 11. Witnesses reported one of the alleged suspects was armed with a knife and another may have tasered the woman during the robbery, which happened near Walgreens at the intersection of San Jacinto […]

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2 displaced after stolen truck plows into, destroys Hemet home

HEMET — Two people were displaced after their home was destroyed when a stolen pickup truck plowed into the couple’s residence Sunday evening, Dec. 9. Although three of the occupants from the truck fled from the scene, area residents who heard the crash managed to chase down and detain at least one female. Witnesses later said the female – who […]

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Driver fatally ejected in Cottonwood DUI crash

COTTONWOOD — A suspected DUI-related crash in Cottonwood left one driver dead after being ejected from their pickup truck early Sunday morning, Dec. 9. The fatal crash, which caused minor injuries to the alleged drunk driver who was later booked into jail, happened at the S. Main St. exit of Interstate 5, according to California Highway Patrol. LEADING THE SCNS […]

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Found unresponsive inside Burney home, elderly woman rushed to Mayers

BURNEY — An elderly woman, found unresponsive inside a Burney residence, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition this afternoon, Monday, Dec. 10. Although an air ambulance was initially requested to airlift the victim to Mercy Medical Center in Redding, official radio traffic indicated the flight was later cancelled and she was transported by ground ambulance to Mayers […]

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Machete and brick wielding men arrested after violent Hemet attacks

HEMET — Two men, one of whom was reportedly wielding a machete while threatening passers-by and vandalizing vehicles, were arrested after a series of violent incidents that began at a Hemet convenience store Sunday evening, Dec. 9. Last night’s incident began at AMPM on the corner of S. Sanderson and W. Acacia avenues and ended nearly a mile away from […]

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Run over, pinned by own car at restaurant, woman later dies

BEAUMONT — A woman has died from injuries she sustained when she was struck by her own vehicle at a Beaumont restaurant drive-through Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8. The bizarre and deadly accident happened at the 2nd Street Marketplace on the 1400 block of the E. 2nd Street. Officials investigating the incident later determined that when the victim exited her vehicle, […]

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Several victims, dog, plucked from river bottom during swift water rescues

RIVERSIDE — As many as five victims and a dog were reportedly plucked from the Santa Ana River during swift water rescues near the Main St. bridge in Riverside, Thursday evening, Dec. 6. The rescue was initiated after heavy rains caused the river bottom to become engorged with fast flowing water, stranding several people who were believed to have been […]

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Woman airlifted after trapped overnight in SUV that plowed into old Hat Creek Fire Hall

UPDATED: Sunday, Dec. 9, 12 p.m., With photos from scene. HAT CREEK — A woman who managed to pull herself from her wrecked rental vehicle is headed to a rendezvous point in Burney where she is expected to be airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Redding, according to official radio traffic and a California Highway Patrol incident log. The victim […]

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Anderson PD seeks volunteers for “Porch Pirate” sting

ANDERSON — Using the innovative approach of enlisting the help of area residents, Anderson Police Department is seeking volunteers from all areas and neighborhoods within the city to help with a sting operation aimed at curtailing the theft of packages left on porches and by front doors by delivery drivers. Volunteers’ homes do not need to be equipped with front […]

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Morongo Basin CHP officer charged with child sex crimes

JOSHUA TREE — A California Highway Patrol officer and Joshua Tree resident was arrested Friday, Dec. 7, after a months-long investigation into allegations that he was engaging in sexual misconduct and child molestation involving at least two girls, as young as 14-years-old. Officials believe there could be additional victims who have not yet come forward or been identified and have […]

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