INDIO: One-year-old dies after being pulled from backyard pool

INDIO — Officials are investigating the drowning death of a toddler who died after being found floating in the backyard pool of a private residence in Indio. The drowning happened on the 43500 block of Brahea Court, according to fire and coroner officials. SEE RELATED: PALM DESERT: Child dead after second fatal Coachella Valley pediatric drowning in two days Sunday’s drowning […]

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PERRIS: Parents arrested after officials discover 13 children, ages 2-29, chained and padlocked to beds

UPDATED: Monday, Jan. 15, 5 p.m. With additional details and interview UPDATED: Monday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m. With booking and family photographs   PERRIS — Two parents have been arrested and are being held on $9 million bail each after officials made the “horrific” discovery of many of the couple’s thirteen juvenile and adult children “bound with chains and padlocks” to […]

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JURUPA VALLEY: Firefighters quickly extinguish big-rig fire

JURUPA VALLEY — Officials are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a big-rig, Saturday, Jan. 13. The fire happened just north of the intersection of Etiwanda and Inland Avenues in Jurupa Valley. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a commercial vehicle fire about 2:17 a.m. When they arrived, officials reported finding a semi-truck that was fully engulfed in flames in […]

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PALM DESERT: Man seriously injured in DUI-related, rollover wreck

PALM DESERT — A man officials allege was under the influence of drugs was seriously injured after his SUV crashed into another vehicle and tree and then overturned, Friday morning, Jan. 12. The accident happened on Hovley Lane, east of El Dorado Drive, in Palm Desert. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash shortly before 11:30 a.m., after […]

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RIVERSIDE: Firefighters quickly knock down blaze at homeless encampment

RIVERSIDE — Fire and railway officials are investigating a suspicious wood and debris fire at a homeless encampment along the BNSF railroad tracks after firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, late Saturday evening, Jan. 6. City of Riverside Fire Department and BNSF Railway Police responded to multiple reports of a possible structure fire shortly before 11 p.m. The fire was reported in the 2600 block of Kansas […]

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JURUPA VALLEY: Firefighters extricate driver from wrecked vehicle after accident

JURUPA VALLEY — Firefighters extricated a person left trapped inside a vehicle after a traffic collision, Friday afternoon, Jan. 5. The accident happened in the area of Etiwanda and Philadelphia Avenues in Jurupa Valley, near the border of Ontario. Eleven firefighters from two engine companies and one truck company responded to the scene of the accident at 1:06 p.m., Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire […]

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UPDATED: Four Hemet area residents arrested in connection with San Jacinto double homicide

UPDATED: Thursday, Jan. 11, 11:45 p.m. Sheriff’s officials have announced the arrest of four Hemet area residents in connection with last week’s double murder of Lauren Lopez and Patrick Powell Jr. The two men and two women arrested for the double homicide have been booked into jail and remain in custody – two held on bail ranging from $2 to $3 million and two held […]

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HEMET: One dead after two vehicle, head-on wreck

HEMET — A person died after being involved in a two-vehicle, head-on, traffic collision, early Tuesday evening, Jan. 2. The fatal accident happened on Warren Road near Devonshire Avenue in Hemet. City of Hemet Police and Fire officials along with other emergency first responders rushed to the scene of the accident about 5:42 p.m., after other motorists and witnesses called 911 […]

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UPDATED: Differing accounts emerging in rollover, DUI-related crash that killed Lakeside woman

UPDATED: Wednesday, Jan. 3, 3:10 a.m. (See original report below.) Writer’s note: This is still a developing story. I am in the process of preparing an update including as many witness statements as I can obtain. Anyone with first-hand knowledge regarding the incident(s) that led to the fatal crash is encouraged to contact me via email. -TM LAKE ELSINORE — […]

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HEMET: 73-Year-old Hemet resident killed in solo-vehicle rollover

HEMET — A 73-Year-old Hemet resident died after he was involved in a single-vehicle, rollover accident, late Friday evening, Dec. 29. The fatal rollover happened in the area of State Street and Domenigoni Parkway in Hemet. The deadly crash was one of two deadly wrecks that happened less than six miles apart in Hemet over the New Year’s holiday weekend. SEE RELATED: Hemet man […]

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