UPDATED: COACHELLA: 700 students return to classes after second RivCo middle school gas leak in 5 days

UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 17 2:30 p.m. COACHELLA — A gas leak at Bobby G. Duke Middle School in Coachella has been rendered safe and students have been allowed to return to their classrooms, according to fire and school officials. The leak was reportedly caused by a construction worker who accidentally hit and slightly damaged a natural gas pipe. SEE SIMILAR: JURUPA VALLEY: Natural gas odor […]

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INDIO: 22 sickened, 6 hospitalized, 1,900 evacuated after school haz-mat emergency

INDIO — Reports of students at Shadow Hills High School in Indio suddenly “feeling ill from an unusual odor” brought a large response from the City’s Fire and Police personnel, who rushed to the aid of the sickened teens and worked to determined the source of the odor, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5. Thursday’s incident was at least the fourth such recent emergency, where buildings […]

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BLYTHE: Two uninjured after disabled plane floats safely to ground on parachute

BLYTHE — A pilot and passenger walked away uninjured after a plane they were in crashed into an agricultural field Tuesday, Oct. 3. The aircraft went down in a shallow irrigation ravine near a single-lane road, in the area of N. Intake Boulevard and 6th Avenue, in Blythe. Neither occupant has been identified publicly. SEE RELATED: PERRIS: Plane smashes into fuel tanker in Perris Valley […]

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PALM DESERT: Two men arrested during Sheriff’s “Bait Bike” operation

PALM DESERT — Two men who couldn’t resist the temptation of trying to ride away on an unattended bicycle were both surprised to discover they had attempted to steal a bicycle left by sheriff’s officials conducting a “Bait Bike” operation, Friday, Sept. 8. The fifteen-hour-long operation, aimed at suppressing bicycle thefts and apprehend suspects began at 6 a.m. and concluded at 9 p.m., and resulted in the […]

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WHITEWATER: Teen involved in solo-vehicle crash, killed when struck by big-rig driven by Murrieta resident

WHITEWATER — California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the cause of a deadly wreck involving a sedan, big-rig and a third car. The fatal accident happened yesterday evening, Thursday, Sept. 7. The crash was reported on Interstate 10, just east of the Interstate 111 overpass bridge, in the unincorporated community of Whitewater, according to CHP and Coroner’s officials. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials later identified 18-year-old, Daisy […]

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RANCHO MIRAGE: Indio couple arrested after Rancho Mirage burglary, robbery

RANCHO MIRAGE — Authorities arrested a man and woman accused of robbing a business, Wednesday, Aug. 30. The investigation and arrest followed a commercial robbery that occurred at a business located in the 34-200 block of Monterey Avenue, just south in Rancho Mirage, according to sheriff’s officials. After an investigation, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Palm Desert Station’s Burglary Suppression Unit identified two alleged suspects, identified […]

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COACHELLA: Deputy fires at, arrests wanted subject after foot pursuit

COACHELLA — A deputy shot at and later arrested a man who fled from him Saturday, Aug. 26. The early-morning, officer-involved shooting and arrest began in the in the 52-100 block and ended in the 51-800 block of Harrison Avenue, near Avenue 52, in Coachella. The alleged suspect, who was later identified by officials as 35-year-old, Chad Willis Lisenby, of Coachella, was not hit […]

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RANCHO MIRAGE: L.A. man arrested after attempted kidnapping of 9-year-old-girl, 50 mile pursuit

RANCHO MIRAGE — Employees came to the rescue of a mother and daughter after a Los Angeles man allegedly attempted to snatch the 9-year-old girl from her mother’s arms, Wednesday morning, Aug. 16. The attempted kidnapping happened at the checkout stands of a Gelson’s Market in the 36100 block of Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage. The man was arrested after leading authorities […]

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CALIMESA: Man arrested, charged in shooting death of woman

CALIMESA — Authorities have arrested a man they say was responsible for shooting a woman “multiple times” with a rifle, Saturday, Aug. 12. The victim died at the scene, according to Sheriff’s officials. The deadly shooting happened at a mobile home park in the 35000 block of Chandler Avenue in Calimesa. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Calimesa Police Station responded to the […]

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LA QUINTA: Transient arrested after allegedly stabbing victim multiple times

LA QUINTA — Authorities arrested a transient they allege stabbed another man multiple times Friday, Aug. 4. The stabbing happened in the 78-200 block of Calle Tampico, near desert Club Drive, in La Quinta. After an investigation, officials arrested Brandon Sean Williams, a 32-year-old transient. He was located and arrested at the location where the stabbing occurred. Williams was booked into the […]

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