Spurned man torches 7 vehicles during cosplay convention, arrested

ONTARIO — A Riverside man is in custody after officials allege he torched the vehicle of a woman he had been stalking, which was parked at an Ontario hotel early Sunday morning, Jan. 13. A total of seven vehicles were damaged or destroyed by the ensuing blaze, which officers say was purposely set at Azure Hotel & Suites at 1945 […]

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Community reporter tracks down man wanted for questioning after suspicious Hemet fire

HEMET — A local community reporter and photo journalist known for responding to San Jacinto valley law enforcement and fire incidents was instrumental in tracking down and locating a man wanted for questioning after a suspicious fire behind a Hemet business yesterday morning, Wednesday, Jan. 9. Although the man was detained and then arrested, it was not immediately known if […]

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UPDATE: Cause of Anza fire that severely burned 3 still under investigation

UPDATED: Monday, Jan. 7, 12 p.m., With additional details and photos. ANZA — Three people were hospitalized with severe burns after a fire ripped through an Anza mobile home early Saturday morning, Jan 5. Two of the victims were life-flighted from the scene in air ambulances after the devastating fire that erupted at a home in the 39000 block of […]

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UPDATE: Murder-suicide confirmed in Hemet fire that killed 2

UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 a.m. See original story, 25 photos, and 4 videos below. HEMET — A suspicious residential blaze that left two women dead has been confirmed by fire and police officials to have been a murder-suicide. The pair was reportedly related as aunt and niece, ages 79 and 54, with one of the two acting as caretaker […]

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Christmas eve kitchen fire displaces two

VALLE VISTA — A Valle Vista resident was hospitalized with minor injuries after a kitchen fire broke out at a home east of Hemet, Christmas eve, Dec. 24. Monday night’s fire happened in the area of Chicago and Olive avenues and displaced two adults and a dog. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Retired Marine engages Temecula home burglars in fierce gun […]

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Burglary investigation sends 4 deputies and citizen to hospital

HIGHGROVE — Four deputies and a citizen were hospitalized in unknown condition after becoming exposed to some type of chemical agent during a suspected burglary investigation Saturday evening, Dec. 22. The incident, which caused a HazMat and special team response, happened in the 20300 block of Canaan Circle in Highgrove. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Retired Marine engages Temecula home burglars […]

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Deadly blaze at JV dog kennel claims 1 victim, 4 dogs

JURUPA VALLEY — One person and four dogs died in a blaze that erupted at Country Place Kennel in Jurupa Valley Saturday evening, Dec. 22. The deadly fire, which completely destroyed the home, happened in the 10000 block of 54th St., between Serendipity Rd. and Steve Ave. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Retired Marine engages Temecula home burglars in fierce gun […]

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Firefighter injured, cat revived, after Murrieta house fire

MURRIETA — A fire at a home on Murrieta’s east end led to the dramatic rescue and revival of a cat found unresponsive in the charred rubble of the heavily damaged residence last night, Friday, Dec. 20. The destructive blaze erupted at a home in the 29000 block of Eagle Dr., near Winchester and Hunter roads. A firefighter reportedly sustained […]

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BREAKING: AZ murder suspect commits suicide at Anza gas station

ANZA — Details are beginning to emerge after an Arizona woman wanted in connection with a Phoenix homicide reportedly committed suicide this morning, Wednesday, Dec. 19. Riverside County sheriff’s officials have said the woman killed herself when she was confronted by deputies at an Anza gas station. Deputies had received information from Phoenix Police Department that the woman, whose identity […]

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Downed power lines in Cassel, Old Station, dividing resources

CASSEL — Emergency and power officials are responding to multiple reports of power lines down in Cassel and Old Station this afternoon, Friday, Dec. 14. The downed live wires in Cassell also reportedly started a small grass and brush fire in front of Cassel post office at 21594 Cassel Rd., between Kern Rd. and Manzanita Way. Hat Creek Resort in […]

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