Street race ends in two deaths, one arrest – Victims, 75 & 74, ID’d

COACHELLA — Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured after an accident that officials say was possibly the result of an illegal street race in Coachella Friday evening, May 17. “The preliminary investigation suggests that street racing was a factor in the collision,” officials later explained. The driver who deputies say caused the wreck was arrested […]

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Man arrested after “series” of La Quinta indecent exposure incidents

LA QUINTA — Authorities announced the arrest of a man, who stands accused of a “series” of indecent exposure incidents in La Quinta, according to a sheriff official. A sheriff’s press release indicated the alleged suspect was believed to have been involved in at least four separately reported incidents. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Too drunk to stand, driver arrested after […]

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Injured hiker airlifted from Mecca’s Painted Canyon

MECCA — A person who was injured while hiking at Mecca’s Painted Canyon was airlifted from the scene after spending about four hours stranded in the remote and hard to access area Sunday, May 12. Yesterday’s rescue happened near Painted Canyon and Box Canyon roads, according to fire officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Too drunk to stand, driver arrested after […]

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Downtown Palm Springs gunfire injures one

PALM SPRINGS — Authorities in Palm Springs are investigating an early morning downtown shooting that left one man with non-life threatening injuries Saturday, May 11. Officials have not identified any suspects and no arrests had been made as of this report. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Bus driver & 2 special needs students injured after car hits SJUSD bus Woman ejected, […]

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Rifle-wielding domestic violence suspect shot by Indio officer

INDIO — A man who officials say has a history of domestic violence and is “well-known” to local officers was shot and injured early this morning, Tuesday, April 30, after threatening to kill his family as well as any officers who responded to his home. The shooting, which followed reports of a domestic violence-related incident, happened at a residence in […]

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DHS pedestrian, 76, not using cross walk when fatally struck

PALM DESERT — An elderly pedestrian was fatally struck while crossing a busy Palm Desert road Monday evening, April 29. The victim was not using a designated cross walk when the deadly crash happened in the area of Town Center Way and Hahn Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Murrieta man, 23, ID’d after fatal Wildomar crash UPDATE: Homeland motorcyclist, 42, […]

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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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No injuries after Indio officers exchange gunfire with gun-wielding man

BERMUDA DUNES — A man who engaged officers in a shooting at a Bermuda Dunes apartment complex Friday evening, April 19, was later arrested and has been charged with six felonies and two misdemeanors related to the incident. Neither the suspect or any of the involved officers were struck by the gunfire, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Tasers, […]

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One dead, three hospitalized, after DHS head-on crash

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — A Desert Hot Springs man was killed and three other people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle, head-on crash Tuesday afternoon, April 16. The fatal accident happened near the intersection of Mountain View Road and 20th Avenue, in an unincorporated area of Desert Hot Springs. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Student reports attempted kidnapping near Corona CHP: Illegal […]

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Gun-wielding man fatally shot after Indio robbery

INDIO — A man armed with a gun who officials say assaulted another man and stole his cell phone outside an Indio sandwich shop yesterday afternoon later died in a hail of gunfire after officials tracked him to a nearby apartment complex, according to Indio PD and Riverside County sheriff’s officials. The Wednesday, April 10, gunfire – which one woman […]

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