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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MECCA: Axe-wielding man fatally shot by deputy – Central Homicide Unit officials investigating

MECCA — Details are beginning to emerge after a deputy fatally shot a man who officials allege was armed with an axe, early Sunday morning, June 3. The deadly shooting happened in the area of Lincoln Street and 66th Avenue, in the unincorporated community of Mecca. SEE RELATED: Woman’s charred remains found at scene of earlier fatal deputy involved shooting […]

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Homicide detectives investigating “suspicious death” after human remains found at national park

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Officials are investigating a “suspicious death” after a State Parks’ ranger discovered human remains inside Joshua Tree National Park earlier this morning. The official discovered the remains while patrolling the vast desert expanses of the popular hiking destination. SEE RELATED: Stranded for 3 days with a shattered pelvis, NZ hiker rescued from Joshua Tree […]

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BREAKING: Two firefighters injured battling Indio Wal-Mart 2-Alarm fire – all area businesses evacuated

INDIO — Two firefighters have been hospitalized while battling a huge rooftop blaze at an Indio Wal-Mart and evacuations are still under effect as fire personnel continue to work at the scene of the fire. A citizen also suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, according to a fire official. Firefighters contained the fire in just over 30 […]

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Stranded for 3 days with a shattered pelvis, NZ hiker rescued from Joshua Tree National Park

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Stranded for several days in Joshua Tree National Park after shattering her pelvis in a fall, a Kiwi woman was spotted and rescued by a helicopter crew Friday afternoon. Alive, but seriously injured, the victim was eventually airlifted to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. The victim, […]

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Authorities “squash” thief’s efforts while investigating ongoing agricultural thefts

THERMAL — Authorities investigating ongoing agricultural thefts in the farming communities of Thermal, Mecca, and Oasis arrested a man they allege stole a significant amount of produce from at least one Thermal area farm. Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team deputies seized more than 800 pounds of stolen squash and arrested the man found to be in possession of […]

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