Furious after running out of gas, man torches own car

REDDING — A man who officers warned after investigating reports that he was smashing out the windows of and destroying his own vehicle was later arrested after setting fire to his vehicle in the parking lot of a Redding business, Tuesday, Dec. 11. Redding PD later said the man, identified asĀ  Dane Allan Brayman, 39, of Antelope, CA, was angry […]

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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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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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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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Man arrested after dangerous Hemet vehicle, foot pursuit

HEMET — Details are beginning to emerge after a Hemet man led Hemet police officers on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit yesterday afternoon, Thursday, Dec. 6. The chase wound its way through residential neighborhoods and along city streets, where the fleeing man crashed multiple times before he was apprehended after attempting to flee on foot from, and then fighting with, pursuing […]

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Sesame St’s Elmo helps cops nab robbery suspects

HEMET — A brightly-colored red sweatshirt, complete with a laughing Elmo character, helped police officers investigating a strong-arm robbery locate and identify two alleged robbery suspects, Thursday morning, Dec. 6. Yesterday morning’s robbery happened on the 100 block of S. Buena Vista St., between Florida and Kimball avenues. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Trio in stolen truck arrested outside Hemet bank […]

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