UPDATED: ROMOLAND: Officials identify 72-year-old woman killed in collision

UPDATED: Saturday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m. ROMOLAND — Officials have identified the driver who died in last Thursday’s accident that happened at the intersection of Antelope and Mapes Roads. The intersection where the accident occurred borders the city of Menifee and the unincorporated community of Romoland. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials identified Irene Perez, 72, of Perris as the victim who perished in the crash. According to […]

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RIVERSIDE: Knife-wielding man arrested after alleged robbery

RIVERSIDE — Authorities tracked down and arrested a man who allegedly robbed a person at knife-point yesterday afternoon. The robbery happened Wednesday, August 9, in the 9200 block of Magnolia Avenue, west of Jackson Street, in Riverside. After an investigation, Riverside police officers arrested Frankie William Viera, 22, of Riverside. He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of armed robbery. Officers […]

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UPDATE: ANZA: Man reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint over marijuana plants found safe

UPDATE: Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. ANZA — A 28-year-old Anza resident who had been reported as kidnapped at gunpoint during a theft of marijuana plants has been found “safely and unharmed,” Sheriff’s officials say. “Our missing Anza resident, Spencer Hayes, has been located,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant James Burton explained in a follow-up to an earlier press release. Officials initially responded to the […]

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MORENO VALLEY: 64-year-old pedestrian killed crossing street

MORENO VALLEY — A 64-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday, Aug. 7. The deadly accident happened at the intersection of Ironwood Avenue and Tuscola Street in Moreno Valley, according to sheriff’s officials. Coroner’s officials later identified Moreno Valley resident, John Rose, as the victim killed in the accident. A release from Coroner’s officials indicated Rose died at Riverside University Health System – Medical […]

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REDDING: K-9 tracks alleged car thief who fled from stolen vehicle after pursuit

REDDING — Authorities arrested a man they allege fled from Redding police officers in a stolen car, Saturday Aug. 5. The early-morning incident and arrest happened on State Route 273, near Westwood Avenue, in Redding. After he was apprehended, officers identified and arrested 24-year-old, William Eugene Schreckengost. According to officials, Schreckengost is a Redding-area transient. After his arrest, Schreckengost was booked into the […]

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CORONA: Woman arrested, accused of misusing EBT cards, running illegal store-front at apartment

CORONA — City of Corona Police and Department of Public Social Services officials teamed up recently to investigate and arrest a woman they claim was stealing store merchandise with the intention of reselling it. Officials also allege the woman was misusing State Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards or “EBT’s” for personal use. The investigation began June 20, when officers with the Corona Police Department arrested three […]

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LA QUINTA: Transient arrested after allegedly stabbing victim multiple times

LA QUINTA — Authorities arrested a transient they allege stabbed another man multiple times Friday, Aug. 4. The stabbing happened in the 78-200 block of Calle Tampico, near desert Club Drive, in La Quinta. After an investigation, officials arrested Brandon Sean Williams, a 32-year-old transient. He was located and arrested at the location where the stabbing occurred. Williams was booked into the […]

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BURNEY: Man who allegedly stole cigarettes arrested after fleeing from, fighting with deputies

BURNEY — A Burney resident was arrested after he allegedly stole cigarettes from a local business before fleeing from and then fighting with deputies. The incident and arrest happened Friday evening, Aug. 4. Although the man initially provided a false name to the officers, saying his name was Anthony Gemmill, the alleged suspect was later identified as 36-year-old, Jake Steven Gemmill. After […]

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RIVERSIDE: Children treated to “fly-in delivery” of new backpacks, other school supplies

RIVERSIDE — Children from the Arlanza community of Riverside received a huge surprise when they were treated to a “fly-in delivery” of backpacks filled with school supplies Friday, Aug. 1. The backpack and school supply giveaway happened at Bryant Park in Riverside. The backpacks, which were all purchased new and were still in their packages, as well as the school supplies, were purchased and […]

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LAKE ELSINORE: Alleged drug dealer arrested after search warrant uncovers heroin, meth, cocaine

LAKE ELSINORE — Authorities arrested a man after they located and seized heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine while serving a search warrant Thursday, Aug. 3. Officials served the search warrant at the residence of a suspected drug dealer who officials allege has been supplying heroin to area drug dealers who then allegedly sold the drugs in the Menifee area. Deputies from the […]

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