Deputies hospitalized after separate fights with same wanted felon

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — Two deputies were injured and hospitalized after separate violent incidents involving a wanted felon arrested during a domestic disturbance investigation yesterday evening, Nov. 12. Both injured deputies were treated at area hospitals and have since been released. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Community chuckling after police Cpt. responds to critical incident in 64-year-old squad car UPDATE: Hours-long […]

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Elderly victim killed in head-on Palm Desert crash

PALM DESERT — An elderly driver was killed while another driver escaped injury this morning in a two-vehicle, head-on crash in Palm Desert. The deadly wreck happened Friday, Nov. 9, on Cook Street, directly across from Palm Desert high School. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: More details and video emerge, HPD asks for parents’ help, after huge brawl at Hemet’s THS […]

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Felon arrested with firearms and ammunition after Coachella shooting

COACHELLA — A felon who officials allege repeatedly fired a weapon at a neighbor’s Coachella residence was arrested yesterday morning, Sunday, Oct. 21, after officials served a search warrant at the alleged suspect’s home and located firearms and ammunition. Although nobody was struck or injured by the gunfire the victim’s home, which is located on the 84000 block of Calendula, […]

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Missing Palm Desert woman’s body found in RM field

RANCHO MIRAGE — The body of a 50-year-old, Palm Desert woman who disappeared last month after leaving her home to go to work was discovered yesterday in a Rancho Mirage field, southwest of the intersection of Monterey Ave. and Verbenia Rd. Sheriff’s officials investigating the woman’s death do not suspect foul play; however, they say the investigation into how she […]

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UPDATE: High school students ID’d after Indio rollover crash leaves 3 hospitalized, 1 critical

UPDATED: Monday, Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m. See Original Story below. INDIO — Counselors and other resources were on hand at Xavier College Preparatory High School today after three students were injured in a solo-vehicle rollover traffic collision that happened early Saturday morning, Sept. 29, on Ave. 49 near Madison St. The most seriously injured of the trio was air-lifted from […]

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Parolee who fled from stolen car onto Thermal school campus causes lock-down, arrested

THERMAL — A parolee driving a stolen car was arrested Friday morning, Sept. 28, after officials say the man fled from deputies and attempted to hide on the campus of a Thermal elementary school. The school, John Kelley Elementary, was placed on lock-down while deputies searched for and later arrested the fleeing man. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: DUI suspected in […]

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Accused La Quinta murderer dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

LA QUINTA — Officials updated this morning that a man who allegedly shot two people – killing one – has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound he sustained at the end of a pursuit in Ontario. The deadly shooting happened Thursday morning, Sept 13, on the 54-700 block of Avenida Vallejo and led to a pursuit when the fleeing man […]

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UPDATE: La Quinta suspect who shot 2, killed 1, arrested 2 weeks ago with weapons, explosives

LA QUINTA — A man who reportedly shot himself at the end of a pursuit after officials allege he fatally shot a man and injured a woman was arrested just two weeks ago after a family disturbance, Thursday, Aug. 30. Further investigation by RCNS uncovered that during the man’s arrest just 13 days before this morning’s fatal shooting, deputies found […]

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Residents rush to aid of La Quinta victims shot by man who later shot himself, one victim dead

UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. See original story below. LA QUINTA — Officials investigating this morning’s deadly shooting in La Quinta say they have arrested the man responsible for shooting two people before leading officials on a pursuit that ended in Ontario, where he shot himself. The shooting, which left one man dead and a woman with non-life threatening […]

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RivCo motor officer paralyzed after on-duty training accident

Doctors and surgeons treating a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy who was seriously injured during an on-duty motorcycle training exercise last July have determined that in spite of repairs being made to the officer’s spinal cord, he is paralyzed from the waist down and not expected to walk again. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Officials racing to save Hemet baby found not […]

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