PD man arrested after sexually battering two girls at Walmart

PALM DESERT — Authorities identified, tracked down, and arrested a Palm Desert man they allege grabbed the buttocks of two teens on different days at the same Palm Desert business. Both alleged incidents happened at the Walmart located at 34500 Monterey Avenue in the city of Palm Desert. In both cases, officials say 45-year-old, Brian John Averett, grabbed the buttocks […]

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CABAZON: Tow truck driver exiting his vehicle killed when struck by passing big-rig

CABAZON — A tow truck driver died this morning when he was struck by a tractor-trailer semi-truck while exiting his flatbed tow truck in the unincorporated community of Cabazon. Officials investigating the crash do not suspect intoxication or excessive speed to have been contributing factors in the crash, which happened on Interstate 10, along a curve in the highway, about […]

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UPDATE: Anza man who died after ejected from car ID’d

PALM DESERT — Officials have identified a man who died after he was ejected from his vehicle in a single-vehicle rollover Friday night, July 20. The victim was not wearing his seat belt when his vehicle overturned, according to CHP. The fatal wreck happened near the Bighorn Golf Course on Highway 74, between Palowet Dr. and Cahuilla Way, in Palm […]

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Family rescued after sandal-clad man sets out on 20 mile hike after car breaks down in JTNP

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK — A family with a man visiting from Poland who became stranded on a dirt road within Joshua Tree National Park was rescued after one of the trio set out from the family’s disabled car, intending to hike about 20 miles back to I-10 to seek help. After walking several miles in yesterday’s scorching 110 degree […]

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CATHEDRAL CITY: Thrown from car, LQ man killed in I-10 crash

CATHEDRAL CITY — A 28-year-old La Quinta man died early Thursday morning when he was ejected from his overturning car after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 crash west of┬áDate Palm Drive. The victim was not wearing his seat belt, according to California Highway Patrol. This morning’s fatal crash forced officials to temporarily close two of three lanes on the […]

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UPDATE: Officials investigating murder-suicide involving mother and son ID pair

UPDATE: Monday, July 16, 4:50 p.m. MECCA — Officials have identified two people who died in a suspected murder-suicide last week. The pair, reported to be a mother and son, both died at the scene of the shooting, which happened on the 53000 block of Cesar Chavez Street, in the unincorporated community of Mecca. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials identified today […]

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Second Rancho Mirage victim drowns in just 5 days

RANCHO MIRAGE — For the second time in five days a person has died from drowning in the desert community of Rancho Mirage. This afternoon’s drowning happened just two and a half miles from the other drowning, which involved a 34-year-old Rancho Mirage woman. SEE RELATED: UPDATED: Rancho Mirage woman, 34, ID’d after drowning in backyard pool Emergency first responders […]

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LA QUINTA: PRCS probationer arrested after officials find 300 grams of meth

LA QUINTA — Sheriff’s officials conducting a probation compliance check say they located 300 grams of suspected methamphetamine and arrested a PRCS probationer at the home. The incident and arrest happened Sunday, June 25, on the 52300 block of Avenida Martinez, southeast of Eisenhower Dr. and Calle Sonora, in La Quinta. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: HEMET: Attempted bike stop and […]

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UPDATED: Rancho Mirage woman, 34, ID’d after drowning in backyard pool

RANCHO MIRAGE — Authorities are investigating the death of a 34-year-old woman who reportedly drowned in a backyard pool, Monday afternoon, June 25. The incident happened on the 100 block of Waterford Circle, southeast of Morningside and Frank Sinatra Drives, in Rancho Mirage. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: BANNING: Multiple victims shot and stabbed during marijuana dispensary robbery Perris man severely […]

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MECCA: Woman’s charred remains found at scene of earlier fatal deputy involved shooting

MECCA — Homicide officials already investigating the deadly deputy involved shooting of an axe-wielding man are now also investigating after a woman’s charred remains were discovered at the scene of the earlier fatal shooting. The fatal shooting and later grisly discovery of the woman’s remains happened in the area of Lincoln Street and 66th Avenue in Mecca. SEE RELATED: MECCA: […]

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