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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BREAKING: Second RivCo freeway jumper in 5 days forces I-215 closure, SigAlert

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report listed the 91 Freeway in the title, when it should have said the incident happened on the southbound I-215 -TM RIVERSIDE — Officials are at the scene of another incident involving a person who is believed to have leaped from an overpass onto a Riverside freeway earlier this morning, Thursday, March 14. As […]

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Officials investigating in-custody death of inmate, 27

RIVERSIDE — Authorities have released few details but have confirmed they are investigating the death of an inmate who had been in custody at Riverside’s Robert Presley Detention Center. The man died Monday evening, March 11, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Sex offender arrested after parents thwart attempted kidnap of children, 3 and 4 Search for woman ongoing […]

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CHP at scene of fatal SR-91 motorcycle crash

RIVERSIDE — A motorcyclist died in what is believed to have been a single-vehicle crash in Riverside earlier this afternoon, Tuesday, March 12. The deadly accident, which caused a SigAlert to be issued, happened on the eastbound 91 Freeway, just west of University Ave., according to a CHP incident log. Although the freeway has since been reopened, the University off […]

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UPDATE: Man who leaped to death from I-15 overpass onto SR-91 ID’d

UPDATED: Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. See Original Story below. CORONA — Officials have identified a man who leaped to his death from the I-15 overpass onto the 91 Freeway below in Corona last week, Saturday, March 9. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials yesterday identified the victim as Jason Birrell, 42, of Fullerton. A coroner’s release indicated Birrell was pronounced deceased […]

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