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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Dozens of arrests as Operation Valley Vigilance sweeps through SJ Valley

A multi-agency task force aimed at disrupting gang operations within Riverside County descended on the San Jacinto and Coachella valleys early Thursday morning and resulted in dozens of arrests. Today’s part of the ongoing, 14-month operation – dubbed Operation Valley Vigilance – targeted individuals suspected of illegally selling drugs and weapons, according to officials. The well planned and highly coordinated […]

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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 Date 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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