INDIO: Transient arrested after stabbing man

INDIO — Authorities tracked down and arrested a transient they say stabbed a person last Monday afternoon in an unincorporated area of Indio. The victim who was stabbed during the Feb. 12 altercation was hospitalized but survived his injuries.  Indio PD officers conducted an initial investigation into the stabbing, which happened about 12:30 p.m., on the 84-400 block of Manila Street, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Narciso. […]

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PALM DESERT: Victim airlifted after suffering medical emergency while hiking

PALM DESERT — A hiker suffering from a medical emergency and was airlifted from a remote desert hiking trail earlier this afternoon. The incident happened on the Living Desert Hiking Trail, near the Living Desert Reserve on the 47000 block of Portola Avenue, in Palm Desert. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the area shortly before 1:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a […]

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LA QUINTA: Woman, 21, rescued from popular hiking trail after becoming lost

LA QUINTA — A 21-year-old woman who became lost while hiking along a popular desert trail was located and guided to safety by officials and search and rescue personnel, Friday evening, Jan. 19. The woman became lost while hiking the popular Cove to Lake Trail in La Quinta. The trail traverses a nearly seven mile section between a neighborhood on La Quinta’s south […]

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PALM DESERT: Retired officer ends false imprisonment crisis at factory outlet store

PALM DESERT — A man who barricaded himself in the back room of a retail business with a store employee was arrested after a retired law enforcement officer forced open the door to the room and detained the alleged suspect – rescuing the terrified employee. Sheriff’s bomb squad members were later summoned to the scene to inspect a “suspicious device” […]

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PALM DESERT: Child dead after second fatal Coachella Valley pediatric drowning in two days

PALM DESERT — A girl died after being found in a back yard residential pool, Monday afternoon, Jan. 15. The incident happened on the 10 block of Merill Drive, along the south edge of Desert Willow Golf Resort, in Palm Desert. Merill Drive features seven homes, all of which have back yard pools. SEE RELATED: INDIO: 1-year-old dies after being pulled from back […]

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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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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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PALM DESERT: Seven children, ages 3 to 5, injured, six hospitalized after YMCA Hazmat emergency

PALM DESERT — Seven children sustained minor injuries, including five who were hospitalized with rashes and burns to their hands and arms after officials say a janitorial service inadvertently placed a harsh, lye-based cleaning product inside hand soap dispensers at a YMCA facility, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4. The Hazmat emergency happened at the Jean Benson Child Development Center on the 75000 block […]

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UPDATED: PALM SPRINGS: Body found on hiking trail ID’d as 60-year-old, San Jacinto resident

UPDATED: Friday, Dec. 22, 11:30 a.m. PALM SPRINGS — Officials have identified the body of a man discovered off a trail in the San Jacinto Mountains as a San Jacinto resident. The victim’s body was found over Thanksgiving weekend, near Palm Springs, last month Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials identified 60-year-old, Gregory Ferguson, as the man whose body was found Saturday, Nov. 25. Officials did not list […]

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DESERT CENTER: Inmates help extinguish hazmat-related, oil-fed, tanker truck fire

DESERT CENTER — Firefighters spent more than three hours battling an oil-fed, tanker truck blaze and vegetation fire early Sunday morning, Dec. 17. Inmate firefighters from Chuckawalla State Prison assisted in bringing the fire under control after the truck burst into flames along Interstate 10, west of Eagle Mountain Road, near Desert Center. The tanker truck was carrying about 26,000 gallons of motor oil, at least some […]

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