Morongo Basin CHP officer charged with child sex crimes

JOSHUA TREE — A California Highway Patrol officer and Joshua Tree resident was arrested Friday, Dec. 7, after a months-long investigation into allegations that he was engaging in sexual misconduct and child molestation involving at least two girls, as young as 14-years-old. Officials believe there could be additional victims who have not yet come forward or been identified and have […]

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TEMECULA: Wanted for stalking & peeping, transient arrested after reports of annoying school children

TEMECULA — A man wanted in connection with an ongoing stalking and “peeping” investigation was arrested after deputies responded to reports of a possible child annoyance outside a Temecula middle school, Friday, May 11. After an investigation, deputies arrested 26-year-old, Adam Paul Baumgartel. According to officials, Baumgartel is a “local Temecula transient.” However, according to friends and family, Baumgartel grew […]

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RIVERSIDE: Multi-state sex-trafficking ring uncovers 20 victims, many juveniles

RIVERSIDE – Officials announced the arrest of an alleged pimp who has been charged with human-trafficking of a 16-year-old girl and advertising her services as a prostitute in multiple online publications. The man, identified as Lawrence Gunn Jr., 32, was arrested without incident Nov. 29, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant John Sawyer. The charge of child sex trafficking carries a […]

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HEMET: Man waving gun around kids playing in apartment pool arrested

HEMET – Officers from Hemet PD arrested an intoxicated man who was reportedly waving a gun around and acting erratically at a pool crowded with children and other tenants Tuesday, June 28. The incident occurred at the Devonshire Apartments at 2770 West Devonshire Avenue and was reported at about 8:05 p.m. When City of Hemet emergency dispatchers were first notified […]

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UPDATE #3: Motorist killed in Calimesa two-car head-on collision ID’d

UPDATED: 06/29/2016 12:45 p.m. With sheriff’s press release and coroner’s identification   UPDATED: 06/28/2016 4:20 p.m. With updated information, confirmation of fatality from CHP and Cal Fire   CALIMESA – Multiple law enforcement agencies and emergency first responders from two counties responded to the report two-car traffic collision that occurred on San Timoteo Canyon Road, east of Entranz Boulevard and west of […]

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Man chased and touched girls on way to school in four separate incidents

Trevor Montgomery   RIVERSIDE – A man escaped unidentified yesterday after chasing and touching four different girls who were walking to school. The assaults reportedly occurred on Wednesday Feb. 3, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., during a string of four separate early-morning incidents in Riverside, according to Riverside Police officials. The man has only been identified as a Hispanic male adult, about […]

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