Pair in stolen car crashes into ambulance & flees before rollover crash

UPDATED: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10:45 a.m., With clarification and correction of some details. AGUANGA — Two men who were driving a stolen car when they crashed into an AMR ambulance working at the scene of an Aguanga crash were critically injured after attempting to flee the scene and crashing again, Thursday evening, Dec. 5 . The first crash involving the […]

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Community rallies to locate missing Anza woman, 88

ANZA — Sheriff’s authorities who spearheaded an hours-long search for a missing, 88-year-old Anza woman later credited community members they say assisted with the victim’s successful search and return home Thursday, Aug. 29. “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members,” sheriff’s officials said in a social media post after the victim […]

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700+ officers & soldiers assist during Anza Valley pot raids

ANZA — More than 700 officials from about two dozen state and federal law enforcement agencies, along with California Army National Guard soldiers driving heavy equipment and flying in an HH-60 Pavehawk, came together yesterday, Wednesday, June 5 for a day-long enforcement and eradication operation that targeted illegal marijuana cultivation throughout the Anza valley. During the operation, officials seized 140,877 […]

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RSO celebrates 4/20 by raiding Anza illegal grows, “tons” confiscated

ANZA — Under the guidance and direction of recently elected Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, officials from multiple agencies conducted a coordinated marijuana eradication operation throughout the Anza Valley today. April 20, or 4/20 – pronounced four-twenty – is slang in cannabis culture for the consumption of marijuana and also refers to annual cannabis-oriented celebrations that take place world-wide on […]

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Snow & icy road leads to Sage Rd. 10-vehicle wreck

HEMET — Snowfall, black ice, and driving described by CHP as “unsafe for the weather and roadway conditions,” are being called contributing factors in a multiple-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Sage Rd. yesterday afternoon, Thursday, Feb. 21. The numerous crashes caused at least one vehicle to overturn and sent several others careening off the road and down embankments along a winding […]

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4 injured, 2 air-lifted, after Hwy 74 crash near Mt. Center

MOUNTAIN CENTER — Officials are investigating a crash in Mountain Center that injured four people, including two victims who were airlifted from the scene with serious injuries, after a vehicle smashed into a tree and overturned Sunday morning, Feb. 10. The single-vehicle accident happened on the 56000 block of State Route 74, near Apple Canyon Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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UPDATE: Cause of Anza fire that severely burned 3 still under investigation

UPDATED: Monday, Jan. 7, 12 p.m., With additional details and photos. ANZA — Three people were hospitalized with severe burns after a fire ripped through an Anza mobile home early Saturday morning, Jan 5. Two of the victims were life-flighted from the scene in air ambulances after the devastating fire that erupted at a home in the 39000 block of […]

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