Officers witness 4 shot at in Riverside, engage suspects, 16 and 22

RIVERSIDE — Officers on routine patrol in Riverside witnessed two males shoot into a crowd of people, injuring two of the victims, late Sunday night, Jan. 13. Officers returned fire at the two alleged suspects – one of whom was just 16-years-old – before taking them into custody after the shooting, which happened in the 3300 block of Iowa Ave. […]

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Spurned man torches 7 vehicles during cosplay convention, arrested

ONTARIO — A Riverside man is in custody after officials allege he torched the vehicle of a woman he had been stalking, which was parked at an Ontario hotel early Sunday morning, Jan. 13. A total of seven vehicles were damaged or destroyed by the ensuing blaze, which officers say was purposely set at Azure Hotel & Suites at 1945 […]

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Bianco sworn in as 14th RivCo Sheriff

RIVERSIDE COUNTY — In front of a huge, standing room only crowd, former Sheriff’s Lt. Chad Bianco was sworn in yesterday as the 14th Sheriff, Coroner, and Public Administrator, of Riverside County, California’s second largest sheriff’s department. Bianco was joined by his wife and several family members who participated in the momentous ceremony as he was sworn in on the steps […]

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Knife-wielding man fatally shot outside Glenn Valley home

GLENN VALLEY — A knife-wielding man who officials say advanced toward a deputy in a threatening manner was fatally shot during a violent encounter last night in front of a private residence in an unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Glenn Valley. Despite life-saving measures, the alleged suspect died at the scene of the incident, which happened Saturday evening, […]

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Burglary investigation sends 4 deputies and citizen to hospital

HIGHGROVE — Four deputies and a citizen were hospitalized in unknown condition after becoming exposed to some type of chemical agent during a suspected burglary investigation Saturday evening, Dec. 22. The incident, which caused a HazMat and special team response, happened in the 20300 block of Canaan Circle in Highgrove. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Retired Marine engages Temecula home burglars […]

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Several victims, dog, plucked from river bottom during swift water rescues

RIVERSIDE — As many as five victims and a dog were reportedly plucked from the Santa Ana River during swift water rescues near the Main St. bridge in Riverside, Thursday evening, Dec. 6. The rescue was initiated after heavy rains caused the river bottom to become engorged with fast flowing water, stranding several people who were believed to have been […]

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MV man seriously injures, breaks woman’s arm, during attempted Riverside carjacking

RIVERSIDE — An alleged thief who seriously injured a woman during an attempted carjacking while trying to flee from officers was apprehended during a violent altercation in Riverside, Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 4. The incident, which sent the attempted carjacking victim to the hospital with a broken arm and other injuries, happened at Lowe’s, on the 9800 block of Magnolia Ave., […]

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Riverside attorney and wife convicted of more than 60 counts of extortion, other charges

UPDATED: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. See original story below. RIVERSIDE — A Riverside attorney and his wife were convicted Monday, Dec. 3, of more than 60 counts of extortion, grand theft, burglary, and stalking. Some of the allegations were considered by the jury as hate crimes because the couple targeted small businesses owned by minorities and immigrants, typically Asian […]

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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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