MECCA: Search underway for man accused of murdering other man

MECCA — Sheriff’s homicide investigators are searching for a man they allege fatally shot another man just after midnight, Sunday morning, April 8. The deadly, early morning shooting happened on the 91000 block of 5th Street, northeast of the Salton Sea – between Highway’s 86 and 111, in the unincorporated community of Mecca. During their initial investigation officials identified the suspect as Gilbert […]

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UPDATED: Man charged with DUI, murder, after fiery wreck that killed woman, 28

UPDATED: Tuesday, Apr. 10, 9 p.m. SEE ORIGINAL STORY AND PHOTOS BELOW FRENCH VALLEY — An allegedly intoxicated man who officials say ran a red light and plowed broadside into a car was briefly hospitalized and then arrested Sunday, April 8. The DUI-related accident caused a fiery, four-vehicle, chain-reaction accident that killed a Winchester woman. The accused drunk driver remains in custody on $1 million bail. Riverside […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Off-road dirt bike rider killed in accident off Gilman Springs Road

MORENO VALLEY — Family and friends are mourning the tragic loss of an off-road motorcycle enthusiast after a man was thrown from a dirt bike earlier this afternoon. Officials are now trying to determine what led to the deadly crash that happened in the area of Big Nash and Sutherland Canyon Roads, about one half mile west of Quail Ranch Golf Course, off […]

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HEMET: Man arrested after fleeing from officers, ditching gun at shopping center

HEMET — A man who fled from a traffic stop and reportedly ditched a gun in some bushes inside a busy shopping center was apprehended and arrested Thursday evening, Apr. 5. The incident began about 7:15 p.m., when City of Hemet police officials conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a gold Mazda sedan along the northeast corner of Sanderson and Florida Avenues in Hemet. After the car stopped a […]

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HEMET: Cat, burned and left not breathing, rescued from house fire-revived

HEMET — Photographs of a local firefighter reviving a small cat – rescued from a burning Hemet home earlier this evening – have been circulating online like an Internet wildfire and have many residents wanting to know how the lucky kitty is doing. Not surprisingly, photos of the cat’s lucky rescue have also left many across the San Jacinto Valley and beyond […]

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HEMET: No injuries after recklessly speeding SUV overturns

HEMET — No injuries were reported after an SUV lost control and overturned, crashing into a wrought iron fence at the corner of a vacant building Sunday evening, Apr. 1. Two occupants who were in the speeding truck when it careened out of control and rolled reportedly fled the scene, but both were quickly located and apprehended. The hit and run […]

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HEMET: DUI suspected in solo-vehicle wreck

HEMET — An allegedly intoxicated man was arrested Monday afternoon after losing control of his vehicle and crashing through a chain link fence. The non-injury accident happened on N. Gilbert Street just south of Menlo Avenue. City of Hemet Police and Fire personnel along with other emergency first responders were dispatched to the location about 1:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a single-vehicle traffic collision. […]

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PERRIS: Woman, 38, fatally hit crossing Ramona Expressway

CORRECTED: Due to discrepancy in Sheriff’s press release regarding date of occurrence PERRIS — Another victim was fatally struck while crossing a busy Riverside County roadway, Monday night, Apr. 2. The deadly accident happened on Ramona Expressway west of Perris Boulevard in Perris, according to police and coroner officials. According to sheriff’s officials the victim, identified only as a 38-year-old Perris resident, was not […]

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HEMET: Menifee man arrested in fatal hit and run that killed new father

HEMET — A man who fled the scene after fatally hitting a 20-year-old skateboarder on Florida Avenue, late Wednesday night, Mar. 28, has been arrested, according to Hemet police officials who announced the man’s arrest earlier today. After hitting the victim, who was later identified as Juan “Johnny” Cuevas Jr., of Hemet, the driver never slowed down and continued eastbound on Florida Avenue,  […]

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UPDATED: Man, 18, arrested for DUI after car lands upside down on preschool building

UPDATED: Saturday, Mar. 31, 9:30 p.m. WILDOMAR — An 18-year-old man officials allege was intoxicated when a vehicle he was driving soared off Bundy Canyon Road and landed upside down on the roof of a preschool classroom was arrested after deputies tracked him to his residence. The accident, that reportedly destroyed a portable building, happened late Friday night, Mar. 30. Emergency first responders […]

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