RIVERSIDE: Wrong-way DUI driver kills mother and daughter in head-on crash

RIVERSIDE — A mother and daughter heading to an area casino for a day of fun were killed early Friday morning, Aug. 10, after a suspected DUI driver entered the eastbound 91 Freeway heading westbound and plowed head-on into the victim’s car. After the impact, the victim’s car burst into flames and good Samaritans who were first at the scene […]

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CORONA: RPD’s Air1 assists in reckless driving arrest

CORONA — Riverside PD’s Air Support Unit assisted with the arrest last night of a man they watched driving recklessly and doing “donuts” in the middle of a busy intersection while others held back traffic and filmed the man’s antics. The dangerous would-be stunt car driver was apprehended after trying to leave the area, when officers in Riverside PD’s “Air1” […]

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RIVERSIDE: Man killed by UCR PD was armed with multiple weapons

RIVERSIDE — A man officials say was discharging a weapon while carrying “two firearms and an improvised firearm” was fatally shot by UCR campus police officers early Sunday morning, July 22. According to officials, the man had been discharging a firearm in the area of the 600 block of West Blaine Street. The neighborhood where the gunshots were heard is […]

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RIVERSIDE: Officials investigating in-custody death

RIVERSIDE — Authorities are investigating after a man died while in custody Monday evening, July 16. The man died at Robert Presley Detention Center at 4000 Orange Street in Riverside, according to sheriff’s officials who have stated they have found no sign of foul play related to the man’s death. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: HEMET: “Lover’s quarrel” leaves car heavily […]

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Guest Writer Spotlight: Iqbal Pittalwala: In Search of Dark Matter

By Iqbal Pittalwala RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An international team of scientists that includes University of California, Riverside, physicist Hai-Bo Yu has imposed conditions on how dark matter may interact with ordinary matter — constraints that can help identify the elusive dark matter particle and detect it on Earth. Dark matter — nonluminous material in space — is understood to constitute […]

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Gun-wielding suspect shot in Riverside after Yucaipa armed robbery

Two suspects, including a 17-year-old, were apprehended and identified Monday evening, July 9, after a Yucaipa AT&T Store was robbed earlier in the day. One of the alleged suspects was shot by officers after the gun-wielding man fled from officers after the robbery, leading to an hours-long manhunt. Officials later identified Kenshael Airrington, 21, of Riverside, as the man shot […]

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RIVERSIDE: Couple who used flying drone to deliver drugs sentenced to prison

RIVERSIDE — A Riverside couple officials alleged had been using a flying drone to deliver LSD, heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs from their Orangecrest home to clients at a nearby parking lot both pleaded guilty earlier this month and were sentenced to prison June 25. After their arrest, the boyfriend and girlfriend, 39-year-old, Benjamin Baldasarre, and 31-year-old Ashley Carroll, were originally […]

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Riverside man was speeding and ran stop sign before fatal crash – victim ID’d

RIVERSIDE — Officials say a Riverside resident was speeding and ran a stop sign just before losing control of his car, crashing through a fence, and smashing into the tree. The deadly single-vehicle wreck happened Thursday evening, June 21, on Howard Ave., between Cridge and Date Streets, in Riverside. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Murdered Riverside woman’s son arrested after […]

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UPDATE: Murdered Riverside woman’s son arrested after found with dead mother’s car

UPDATED: Friday, June 22, 6 p.m. (See original story and photos below.) Officials have identified a victim whose body was found in a shallow ravine near the base of Box Springs Mountain in Moreno Valley, Thursday, June 21. Riverside police officials later confirmed that the victim, who was reported missing from her Sycamore Canyon residence early Wednesday morning, was the […]

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