550 jobs to be cut as Amtrak closes Riverside reservation center

RIVERSIDE — In a move announced to employees in a Nov. 14 email, Amtrak officials said they will be closing their Riverside reservation center in January, laying off all 550 employees. Amtrak says the decision to close the Riverside call center was based on declining phone reservations, but employees and union representatives say the decision was based on Amtrak wanting […]

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Officials investigating in-custody RPDC death

RIVERSIDE — Authorities said this morning they are investigating the in-custody death of a man who was found unresponsive inside a secured jail cell at Riverside’s Robert Presley Detention Center, Saturday night, Nov. 10. According to officials, foul play is not suspected in the man’s death. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Community chuckling after police Cpt. responds to critical incident in […]

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Officials seek woman who stole purse as elderly crash victim lay paralyzed and dying

RIVERSIDE — Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a woman they say climbed into a wrecked car and snatched an elderly victim’s purse, even as the crash victim lay inside her vehicle, paralyzed from the neck down from her injuries. The elderly victim, identified recently by coroner officials asĀ Terri Nelson, of Perris, later died from her […]

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Pursuit ends with violent crash, gas line rupture, evacuations – victim critically injured

UPDATED: Friday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m., With additional details regarding suspects RIVERSIDE — Two men who allegedly led officers on a short pursuit that ended with a violent crash into two cars and a mattress business Oct. 30, pleaded not guilty at their arraignments yesterday. Tuesday afternoon’s major injury traffic collision at the intersection of Tyler St. and Indiana Ave. […]

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Woman, 19, arrested for DUI/Drugs after Riverside man, 52, killed in crash

RIVERSIDE — A woman was arrested after an allegedly drug-fueled Riverside crash led to the death of a man early Saturday morning, Oct. 27. The fatal head-on collision happened on Central Ave., about 100 yards east of Montclair Dr. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials later identified Leonard Flores, 52, of Riverside, as the man killed in the crash. A coroner release […]

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Officials investigating after inmate found dead inside Riverside cell

RIVERSIDE — Officials today announced they are conducting a death investigation after an inmate was found deceased in a Riverside jail cell nine days ago. The male inmate, whose name has not yet been released, was discovered unresponsive inside his cell, Monday evening, Oct. 15, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Officials are calling the case a death investigation as […]

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Multi-vehicle Riverside crash causes SR-91 SigAlert, traffic delays

RIVERSIDE — Officials are at the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash that caused a SigAlert to be issued for the 91 Freeway, west of Arlington Ave. and near Madison St., in Riverside. The SigAlert was initially issued for the eastbound lanes but was later updated to include the westbound lanes of travel. At 1:20 p.m., CHP’s incident log indicated the […]

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Pregnant woman arrested after Riverside pursuit in stolen truck

From Riverside PD/Facebook RIVERSIDE — Here’s another installment of life hacks for criminals, from your always friendly police helicopter crew! LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATED: 4 juveniles, 1 adult, arrested after wild WVHS melee that caused city-wide response UPDATED: One dead, one injured, after head-on crash near Santa Rosa Plateau Two women arrested during Menifee undercover burglary suppression operation People […]

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Man in truck tries to hit Riverside pedestrians, flees after vehicle disabled

RIVERSIDE — Two pedestrian’s escaped injury when a man in a pickup truck tried plowing into them during an argument in a Riverside shopping center last night, Oct. 12. The crash damaged the truck to the point where it could not be driven away and the alleged suspect fled the scene on foot before officers arrived at the scene. Officials […]

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Officials investigating after man “lunges at, grabs” student walking to school

HOME GARDENS — Authorities are searching for a man they allege lunged at and grabbed a student early yesterday morning, Friday, Oct. 5. The alleged incident happened in the area of Indiana Ave. and Fillmore St. in Home Gardens, on the border of the City of Riverside and unincorporated Riverside, according to officials. Although officials did not list the victim’s […]

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