Burglary investigation leads to officer-involved shooting

LA QUINTA — A La Quinta Cove residential burglary investigation ended with the non-fatal shooting of a probationer who officials allege attacked them Wednesday evening, Jan. 16. The reported burglary and subsequent shooting happened in the 77300 block of Avenida Montezuma, northwest of Eisenhower Dr. and Calle Sinaloa. The alleged suspect, later identified by jail records as 23-year-old, Christopher John […]

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Man who murdered woman in front of officer fatally shot

CATHEDRAL CITY — A reported disturbance behind a Cathedral City business resulted in the deaths of two people and injury of an officer, early Sunday evening, Jan. 13. The deadly incident, which involved a Cathedral City police officer, happened to the rear of Big 5 Sporting Goods at 31033 Date Palm Dr., according to sheriff’s officials who are now investigating […]

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Warrant service leads to wanted parolee, stolen vehicle

COACHELLA — A Coachella warrant service led to the arrest of a wanted parolee and recovery of a stolen vehicle yesterday afternoon, Thursday, Jan. 10. The incident and arrest happened near the 46000 block of Harrison Place, according to sheriff’s officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Community reporter tracks down man wanted for questioning after suspicious Hemet fire BREAKING: MVPD Chief […]

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Motorcyclist suffers “major” injuries in Palm Desert wreck

PALM DESERT — A motorcyclist was hospitalized with “major, but non-life threatening injuries” after smashing into the back of a car this morning, Monday, Jan. 7. The crash, which remains under investigation, happened in the area of Monterey Ave. and Arboleda Dr., according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: BREAKING: Officials investigating after bodies found behind La Quinta home Man […]

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UPDATE: La Quinta couple identified after apparent murder-suicide

UPDATED: Wednesday, Jan 9, 12 p.m. See original story below. LA QUINTA — Officials today released more details and information after last Monday’s discovery of two deceased individuals at a La Quinta residence in the 79700 block of Independence Way near Monticello Ave. Based on their ongoing investigation, officials are now investigating the incident as a murder-suicide and have called […]

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Coachella man, 39, killed when struck by train

THERMAL — Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train in an unincorporated area of Coachella Valley, between Mecca and Thermal, Thursday morning, Dec. 27. The deadly collision happened near the intersection of Avenue 62 and Grapefruit Blvd., according to fire and coroner officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Body of Palm Desert man, 62, […]

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Body of Palm Desert man, 62, found in truck stop parking lot

THOUSAND PALMS — Authorities are investigating after the body of a 62-year-old Palm Desert man was found in the parking lot of a Thousand Palms truck stop Thursday afternoon, Dec. 27. The victim’s lifeless body was discovered outside the Flying J Travel Center, at 72235 Varner Rd. Foul play was not suspected in the man’s passing, according to sheriff’s officials. […]

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Woman dies in solo-vehicle Cabazon wreck

CABAZON — A woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident this morning, Monday, Dec 17, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log and Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire officials. The fatal accident happened on Interstate 10, east of Main St. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Drunk teen arrested after fatally hitting Menifee woman UPDATE: Fatally struck crossing Hwy 74, Menifee woman, […]

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Driver of bus with 35 students crashes, dies, after medical emergency

COACHELLA — A school bus driver who apparently suffered a medical emergency while transporting 35 students later died after bumping into the back of another bus early Friday morning, Dec. 14. This morning’s fatal incident happened in the parking lot of Coachella Valley High School, on the 83800 block of Airport Blvd., according to CHP. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: […]

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UPDATE: Palm Desert woman, 89, ID’d after crash between car and golf cart

UPDATED: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m. See original story below. PALM DESERT — Officials have identified an elderly woman who died in a crash between a golf cart and passenger vehicle Friday afternoon, Nov. 30. The deadly accident happened in the area of Desert Greens Dr. South and Chimney Flats Drive, just south of Palm Desert Greens Golf Course. Riverside […]

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