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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