Driver flees after plowing into van & teens walking home from school

RIVERSIDE — Officials are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who was caught on camera after fleeing the scene of an accident Wednesday afternoon, May 15. The surveillance footage clearly showed the alleged suspect’s face as he fled on foot with a small white dog. Last Wednesday’s hit and run crash, which happened in the area of Blaine […]

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Driver not expected to survive Riverside crash

RIVERSIDE — Two people were critically injured, including one person who was not expected to survive their injuries, when their speeding car failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and plowed into two trees in Riverside early Sunday morning, May 19. Today’s crash happened in the 7000 block of Magnolia Ave. near Washington St., south of Arlington Ave. LEADING […]

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Probationer arrested after Riverside armed robbery

RIVERSIDE — A probationer armed with a Taser was arrested after allegedly committing an early-morning robbery in Riverside today, Wednesday, May 15. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Too drunk to stand, driver arrested after DUI crash Injured hiker airlifted from Mecca’s Painted Canyon Man arrested after “series” of La Quinta indecent exposure incidents Riverside police officers were dispatched to the area […]

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Parolee arrested after Feb. bludgeoning death of Riverside man

RIVERSIDE — A parolee wanted in the bludgeoning death of a 22-year-old Riverside man was arrested Wednesday, May 1, following an “exhaustive” months-long investigation. From the beginning of their investigation, officials have said they fought an uphill battle locating and interviewing potential witnesses, who they described at the time as “uncooperative and evasive as to what occurred.” LEADING THE RCNS […]

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Riverside man, 33, fatally ejected in fiery wreck with big-rig

UPDATED: May 7, 9 a.m., With coroner’s release of information RIVERSIDE — Officials have identified a man who died after a fiery, two-vehicle accident involving a pickup truck and a semi-truck on Mission Inn Ave., between Indian Hill Rd and Arfon Way, late Wednesday evening, May 1. The crash, which caused the pickup to overturn and burst into flames, ejected […]

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Man, 84, ID’d after fatally struck using Riverside cross walk

RIVERSIDE — An elderly pedestrian died after he was struck by a pickup truck in Riverside, Monday morning, April 22. The victim was fatally struck while using a marked cross walk at the intersection of Market and First streets. Despite witnesses and good Samaritans performing CPR at the scene and other life-saving efforts at a nearby hospital, the victim succumbed […]

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UPDATE: Yesterday’s death at sheriff’s training facility ruled suicide

UPDATED: Friday, April 19, 4:45 p.m. See Original Story below. RIVERSIDE — Sheriff’s officials confirmed today that a recruit was found dead at Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center in Riverside early yesterday morning. Although their investigation is ongoing, officials also said the victim’s death has since been determined to have been a suicide. The training facility, which is located […]

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UPDATE: Riverside PD “conclusively determines” sex assault never occurred

RIVERSIDE — After several weeks spent exhaustively investigating an alleged sexual assault that a woman reported happened at a popular Riverside park last February, authorities announced they had “conclusively determined” the woman’s account was fabricated and never happened. According to the alleged victim, the assault happened near the dead-end of the 5000 block of Tequesquite Ave. along the north side […]

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1 dead, 3 injured – after “medical emergency” leads to Riverside crash

RIVERSIDE — Three people were hospitalized, including a woman and teenage girl who suffered critical injuries, after a man suffered a medical emergency that ultimately led to his death, Saturday evening, March 30. The crash happened at the intersection of Van Buren Blvd. and Arlington Ave. in Riverside. Within moments of arriving at the scene of the deadly incident, officials […]

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Kicked and beaten, RPD officer hospitalized by home invasion suspect

RIVERSIDE — A Riverside police officer who responded to reports of an in-progress home invasion was hospitalized after trying to apprehend the alleged suspect early Sunday morning, March 24. The female officer, “who was knocked down and kicked several times as she was defending herself,” managed to put out an emergency request for priority assistance, as the man disappeared into […]

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