TEHACHAPI: Convicted Riverside murderer beaten to death inside prison cell

TEHACHAPI, CA — A Riverside man convicted in 2013 for the prior year’s murder of his long-time friend was reportedly beaten to death by another inmate at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi. The murder happened Friday, Feb. 16, inside a cell at the state prison, according to prison officials. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials who announced the murder investigation yesterday identified 37-year-old, former […]

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RIVERSIDE: RPD helicopter crew helps pilot land safely after landing gear malfunction

RIVERSIDE — With help from a police aviation crew, a private pilot managed to land safely after suffering a mechanical problem yesterday evening, Sunday, Jan. 18. According to a Tweet from Riverside PD’s Air Support Unit the pilot was preparing to land at Riverside Municipal Airport, northeast of Van Buren Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, when he radioed the airport’s control tower that he had an issue with […]

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UPDATED: HIGHGROVE: “Mentally ill” mother accused of killing 3-year-old daughter

UPDATED: Friday, Jan. 26, 11:30 p.m. HIGHGROVE — Family members of a woman arrested earlier today for the murder of her 3-year-old daughter are saying the alleged suspect was born with a brain tumor and suffers from mental health issues for which she has sought help, without success. Susan Marie Rank, 30, was arrested by sheriff’s officials after her daughter, identified by family members […]

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RIVERSIDE: Robbery suspect arrested after pursuit, crash

RIVERSIDE — A person who led officers on a short pursuit after allegedly robbing a gas station was arrested after crashing through a street sign and skidding to a stop in the front yard of a home, early Tuesday morning, Jan. 23. Riverside Police Department responded to a 76 Gas Station on the 3400 block of Central Avenue near the Riverside Plaza shortly before 1 […]

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RIVERSIDE: “Kindy 500” uses fun to teach children about traffic rules, safety and “stranger danger”

RIVERSIDE — Children had the opportunity to enjoy a fun morning learning about “stranger danger,” traffic rules, road signs and basic roadway safety during the Kindy 500 Traffic Safety Fair. The fair, which was the perfect opportunity for the kindergartners to enjoy a positive, early interaction with police officers who put on the event, was held this morning at Magnolia Elementary […]

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RIVERSIDE: Man shot multiple times dies at hospital, officials investigating

RIVERSIDE — Details are still emerging, but officials have confirmed they are investigating the shooting death of a man that happened on the 3500 block of Eucalyptus Avenue near Fifth Street in Riverside. According to officials, the victim was shot multiple times, early Saturday morning, Jan. 20. Riverside Police and Fire personnel and other emergency first responders were dispatched to a […]

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RIVERSIDE: Emergency negotiators help calm “violent and distraught” knife-wielding woman

RIVERSIDE — Members of Riverside PD’s Emergency Negotiation Team successfully calmed and detained a “violent and distraught” woman who locked herself inside a bathroom while armed with a knife, late Tuesday night, Jan. 16. Officers and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the 4500 block of Tomlinson Avenue in Riverside about 11:50 p.m., after the woman, who officials did not identify, […]

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RIVERSIDE: One hospitalized after SUV smashes in tree, overturns

RIVERSIDE — A driver was hospitalized after their SUV smashed into a tree and overturned, early Sunday morning, Jan. 14. The single-vehicle, traffic collision happened on Trautwein Road, just south of John F. Kennedy Drive, in Riverside’s Orange Crest area. City of Riverside Fire and Police personnel along with AMR medics responded to the area shortly after 1 a.m., when several people called 911 and reported the wreck.  […]

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Upcoming symposium to focus on human trafficking, sexploitation, other related issues

*Some names have been changed to protect the innocent victims of sex trafficking.   During the summer of 2004, 14-year-old, Sarah Meyers’ life was much like any other young girl’s. Her days were filled with thoughts of starting high school in the fall, her new-found interest in boys and what she would wear when the next year’s school session started. It was then, […]

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UPDATED: Riverside man officials say used social media, gifts to lure young victims released on bail

UPDATED: Thursday, Jan. 11, 1:30 a.m. RIVERSIDE — A man arrested for allegedly using social media and promises of gifts to lure at least one underage Riverside girl into performing unlawful sexual acts and is being investigated by San Bernardino Police Department for similar crimes has been released from a Riverside County jail after posting $75,000 bail. Following a two-week long investigation, Riverside Police detectives […]

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