Luncheon fundraiser, grid search planned in ongoing hunt for missing Pit River Tribal member

BURNEY — As the search for missing 26-year-old, Pit River Tribal member, Nicholas Patterson enters its second month, concerned family and friends have announced two upcoming events to aid in the ongoing search. Although Patterson was last officially seen Jan. 4, sources indicate he was possibly spotted in the Burney area a few days later, on Jan 9. However, family […]

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DUI suspected after Hemet motorcyclist, 34, hits big-rig head on

TEMECULA — A Hemet man was killed when he lost control of his speeding motorcycle and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer big-rig, Thursday evening, Jan. 30. Alcohol intoxication was considered a contributing factor in the deadly crash, which happened on Hwy 79/Temecula Parkway, between Butterfield Stage and Anza roads, in an unincorporated area just east of Temecula, CHP has since […]

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$3,000 Sierra Pacific Foundation donation to help SCSO purchase new crime fighting tools

SHASTA COUNTY — Thanks to a recent generous donation from The Sierra Pacific Foundation, Shasta County sheriff’s deputies will soon have a new less-lethal option added to the crime fighting tools they carry on their belts in the form of new Peacekeeper expandable batons.  The Foundation’s $3,000 donation will allow the Sheriff’s Department to upgrade and replace old, worn out […]

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Home Gardens assault leaves one dead

HOME GARDENS — One man was left dead Sunday, Jan. 26, after violence erupted in a residential neighborhood in the unincorporated Riverside County area of Home Gardens. No arrests have been made in the investigation, which is active and ongoing, according to Sheriff’s officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Search for Jurupa Valley woman believed kidnapped continuing UPDATE: More details emerge […]

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UPDATE: Kidnapped from Jurupa Valley, woman found safe – Suspect in custody

UPDATED: Sunday, Feb. 2, 3:45 p.m. See Original Story below. JURUPA VALLEY — Officials yesterday announced they successfully located a woman who had been kidnapped from Jurupa Valley last Saturday, Jan 25. The victim, 46-year-old Jennifer Martinez – who has since been safely returned to her family, had been missing since a man was seen leading her away from her […]

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Shotgun-wielding man arrested after Fall River Mills standoff

FALL RIVER MILLS — A shotgun-wielding man who threatened to shoot himself as well as any deputies who tried to approach his home was arrested following a tense standoff in Fall River Mills early Tuesday, Jan. 28. The man’s 11-year-old son was inside the residence with him when deputies responded to initial reports of a person who had the barrel […]

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Ono standoff, SWAT call-out ends after shot fired at deputies

ONO — A Shasta County probationer and wanted felon who fired a shot at deputies trying to apprehend the man was arrested after an hours-long barricaded standoff in Ono last night, Sunday, Jan. 26. During the lengthy standoff the man who was arrested, 31-year-old, Jake Matthew Houser, barricaded himself inside an unoccupied cabin; “claiming he was heavily armed, the house […]

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Victims, 56 & 23, ID’d after fatal Winchester head-on crash

UPDATED: Thursday, Jan. 30, 8 a.m. See Original Story below. WINCHESTER — Officials have released the names of two drivers who were killed in a head-on collision in Winchester last Friday morning, Jan. 24. The fatal wreck happened around 1 a.m., on Winchester Rd., just north of Scott Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Home Gardens assault leaves one dead Search […]

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Prowler pulls gun-shaped lighter on homeowner – who responds with own, real gun

REDDING — A suspected Redding prowler learned the hard way not to brandish a gun-shaped lighter on a homeowner – who happened to be a concealed weapon permit holder – and responded by pulling out his own, very real handgun and chasing the would-be burglar from his neighborhood this morning, Saturday, Jan. 24. Although no shots were fired during the […]

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UPDATE: More details emerge after sisters killed in Menifee crash that critically injured their mother

UPDATED: Sunday, Jan. 26, 2:50 p.m. See Original Story below. MENIFEE — A second victim has died after a three-vehicle wreck in Menifee that also critically injured the two sister’s mother Friday night, Jan. 24. According to the victims’ grieving family, the trio were returning home from their “weekly bingo run” when a speeding motorist plowed into the back of […]

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