Felon arrested after found with loaded and concealed firearm

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — A documented criminal street gang member and convicted felon was arrested during a probation compliance search after Gang Task Force members found him in possession of a loaded and concealed firearm Friday afternoon, June 14. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Lake Hemet shooter was fending off rock attack, “acted in self-defense” Excessive speed cited in UTV rollover […]

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One dead, three hospitalized, after DHS head-on crash

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — A Desert Hot Springs man was killed and three other people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle, head-on crash Tuesday afternoon, April 16. The fatal accident happened near the intersection of Mountain View Road and 20th Avenue, in an unincorporated area of Desert Hot Springs. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Student reports attempted kidnapping near Corona CHP: Illegal […]

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DHS man charged with att’d murder after warrant uncovers multiple weapons

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — A known gang member and felon is behind bars after officials allege he was involved in a shooting in an unincorporated area of Palm Springs, March 10. “During the incident, two victims were fired upon while driving,” officials later explained. During the service of a search warrant at the man’s Desert Hot Springs residence, Coachella Valley […]

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Armed DHS standoff ends with officer involved shooting, one in custody

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — Reports of shots fired inside a Desert Hot Springs home led to an hours-long, armed standoff and deputy involved shooting early yesterday morning, Tuesday, March 12. No citizens, officers, or deputies were injured during the incident, which happened at a private residence in the 67600 block of San Gorgonio St., between Bubbling Wells and Yerxa roads. […]

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Man faces att’d murder, kidnap, torture, other charges, after DHS incident

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — A man was arrested and a woman was hospitalized after a domestic violence related incident at a Desert Hot Springs RV park and campground Wednesday evening, Feb. 6. The incident happened at Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA campground on the 70-000 block of Dillon Rd., east of Johnston Rd. LEADING THE DESERT HEADLINES: UPDATE: Quadruple murder […]

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Two dead after Morongo Valley plane crash

UPDATED: Friday, Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m., With additional details and information. MORONGO VALLEY — Officials investigating a plane crash in the mountains west of Hwy 62 and N. Indian Canyon Dr., just west of Desert Hot Springs, have confirmed discovering the bodies of a man and woman killed when their small plane crashed into the side of a canyon Tuesday […]

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Deputies hospitalized after separate fights with same wanted felon

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — Two deputies were injured and hospitalized after separate violent incidents involving a wanted felon arrested during a domestic disturbance investigation yesterday evening, Nov. 12. Both injured deputies were treated at area hospitals and have since been released. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Community chuckling after police Cpt. responds to critical incident in 64-year-old squad car UPDATE: Hours-long […]

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS: DHS Sgt. pulls seriously injured driver from burning vehicle

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — A driver was seriously injured when his vehicle overturned and burst into flames after plowing into a sculpture in a center median earlier this morning in Desert Hot Springs. The accident, which left the driver with major injuries happened on Pierson Boulevard, near Desert Hot Springs High School. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash […]

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Firefighters spend over an hour battling residential blaze

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – Firefighters spent about one and one half hours battling a residential blaze Monday, Dec 2. The fire happened in the 66000 block of Desert View Avenue in Desert Hot Springs. Fourteen firefighters from four engine companies responded to the fire about 5:10 a.m., according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Tawny Castro. They were assisted […]

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UPDATED: LA QUINTA: Arrest made in connection with February murder

UPDATE: With arrest information and release of victim’s identity LA QUINTA – A La Quinta resident was arrested Dec. 1, in connection with the February murder of another La Quinta resident. The homicide happened Feb. 21. After sheriff’s officials announced the arrest of 20-year-old, Robert Ryan Lugo, coroner’s officials identified the victim as 47-year-old, Byron Lamar Crews. Crews’ identity had […]

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