Menifee man, 66, rescued from Colorado River

COLORADO RIVER — An elderly man from Menifee was rescued Thursday, Oct. 10, after spending the night stranded after his inner tube flattened and he failed to return to his party the previous day. The man’s disappearance triggered an extensive search and rescue operation that ended when deputies searching the river on a Sheriff’s patrol boat located the stranded man […]

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San Jacinto brothers, 14 & 13, ID’d after fatally crushed in crash that injured girls, 13 & 9

UPDATED: Saturday, Sept. 21, 3:10 p.m., With coroner’s release of information. See Original Story below. MESA VERDE — Officials have identified two San Jacinto brothers who were fatally crushed after an off-road UTV overturned while being driven by a 13-year-old San Jacinto girl last Sunday morning, Sept 15. The deadly crash, which also injured the teen driver and another girl, […]

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Coachella bicyclist, 34, killed by drunk driver

COACHELLA — A bicyclist was fatally struck by an alleged drunk driver while riding in Coachella early Saturday morning, April 27. The alleged drunk driver was later arrested at the scene, but was released within hours of his arrest after posting 50,000 bail. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Homeland motorcyclist, 42, killed yesterday, ID’d SWAT and K-9s track down Lake […]

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Overturned big-rig near Desert Center causes I-10 nightmare

DESERT CENTER — Authorities remain at the scene of a wreck involving an overturned tractor-trailer big-rig that forced a SigAlert and is continuing to cause delays of several hours on the eastbound I-10. The rollover crash, which may have involved a second vehicle, happened near Red Cloud Mine Rd/Exit 182, this morning, Saturday, March 23, according to a CHP incident […]

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RSO’s Colorado River Station acquires new state of the art patrol boat

Deputies at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station recently took possession of a new high-tech tool officials say will increase efficiencies in conducting operations along the Colorado River. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Community chuckling after police Cpt. responds to critical incident in 64-year-old squad car UPDATE: Hours-long standoff over after suspect shoots self – no officers injured during […]

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UPDATE: Boy, 7, who fell into Whitewater River dies, father drowned trying to rescue him

UPDATED: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report listed the juvenile victim as 10-years-old, as initially reported by authorities. Coroner officials later updated that the boy was 7-years-old. See original story below. WHITEWATER — A 7-year-old boy who fell into the Whitewater River and was later pulled from the water died after being rushed to […]

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MECCA: Axe-wielding man fatally shot by deputy – Central Homicide Unit officials investigating

MECCA — Details are beginning to emerge after a deputy fatally shot a man who officials allege was armed with an axe, early Sunday morning, June 3. The deadly shooting happened in the area of Lincoln Street and 66th Avenue, in the unincorporated community of Mecca. SEE RELATED: Woman’s charred remains found at scene of earlier fatal deputy involved shooting […]

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THERMAL: Deputies go from auto theft to murder investigation after body discovered

THERMAL — Deputies conducting a stolen vehicle investigation yesterday morning got more than they bargained for when an area resident directed them to a man’s lifeless body in a nearby irrigation canal. Within hours of the discovery authorities had arrested a 50-year-old Thermal man. After an investigation, authorities arrested Saul Valenzuela Mayoral and he was booked into Indio Jail on suspicion of murder. He was […]

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INDIO: 22 sickened, 6 hospitalized, 1,900 evacuated after school haz-mat emergency

INDIO — Reports of students at Shadow Hills High School in Indio suddenly “feeling ill from an unusual odor” brought a large response from the City’s Fire and Police personnel, who rushed to the aid of the sickened teens and worked to determined the source of the odor, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5. Thursday’s incident was at least the fourth such recent emergency, where buildings […]

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BLYTHE: Two uninjured after disabled plane floats safely to ground on parachute

BLYTHE — A pilot and passenger walked away uninjured after a plane they were in crashed into an agricultural field Tuesday, Oct. 3. The aircraft went down in a shallow irrigation ravine near a single-lane road, in the area of N. Intake Boulevard and 6th Avenue, in Blythe. Neither occupant has been identified publicly. SEE RELATED: PERRIS: Plane smashes into fuel tanker in Perris Valley […]

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