MECCA HILLS: Couple, 75 & 57, airlifted from Ladder Canyon

MECCA HILLS — A 75-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were rescued from a popular but remote desert slot canyon, south of Interstate 10 and east of Highway 86, late Sunday afternoon. The couple was not injured, but had become lost and disoriented while hiking in the canyon, named for the countless ladders peppered throughout the trail, which are necessary to use if […]

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EASTVALE: Woman, 81, hospitalized after robbed of “large sum of money” in her garage

EASTVALE — An 81-year-old woman was hospitalized after she was confronted and robbed of her purse after pulling into the garage of her home, Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 10. The robbery and attack happened on the 6200 block of Arcadia Street, southeast of the intersection of Limonite and Harrison Avenues, in Eastvale. SEE RELATED: EASTVALE Woman robbed at gunpoint while putting groceries into vehicle in […]

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TEMECULA: Deputies save elderly woman after man sets fire to home during barricaded standoff

TEMECULA — Officials arrested a man after he allegedly barricaded himself in a bedroom with an elderly woman and set fire to the residence, Friday afternoon, Dec 29. The bizarre incident happened at a two-story residence on the 32000 block of Corte Carmona, south of Pauba Road and west of Meadows Parkway, in Temecula. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Temecula Police Station responded […]

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TEMECULA: Man dies after suffering medical emergency in Walmart parking lot

TEMECULA — An elderly man died after suffering a medical emergency in the parking lot of a Temecula Walmart Supercenter, early Monday evening, Dec. 18. The Walmart is located on the 32000 block of Temecula Parkway. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Temecula Police Station responded to the Walmart at 5:38 p.m., after receiving a 911 call reporting an elderly man who was […]

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JURUPA VALLEY: Man, 70, holds burglar at gunpoint for deputies

JURUPA VALLEY — Officials have credited the Friday, Dec. 8 arrest of an alleged burglary suspect to the fast actions of a 70-year-old man who held the burglar at gunpoint after catching him breaking into his Jurupa Valley residence. The incident and arrest happened on the 5300 Block of Riverview Drive in Jurupa Valley. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jurupa Valley Police […]

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UPDATED: NORCO: Missing, “at-risk” 76-year-old found safe after wandering into random home

UPDATED: Sunday, Nov. 19, 11 p.m. NORCO — A 76-year-old who was reported missing Friday, Nov. 17, was located by sheriff’s officials more than 24 hours after his disappearance was reported. Medical personnel later determined the man was in good condition, but he was held for overnight observation at an area hospital as a precautionary measure. John McCormack was found by […]

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UPDATE: HEMET: Police volunteers locate elderly, “at-risk,” missing woman

HEMET — City of Hemet Police volunteers are being credited with locating an elderly, “at-risk,” missing adult, Friday, Sept. 29. The woman was located and safely returned to her residence after two police volunteers spotted her, lost and wandering, on the streets of Hemet. Officials did not specify if the woman had been reported missing from a private residence, retirement home or assisted-living facility. […]

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SAN JACINTO: Couple, 75 and 82, robbed of winnings after leaving Soboba Casino

SAN JACINTO — Authorities arrested one of two men they allege beat and then robbed an elderly couple of their winnings after the couple left the Soboba Casino Wednesday, Aug. 16. The early-morning robbery and attempted murder happened in the area of Main and S. Hewitt Streets in San Jacinto. When the two suspects fled after first beating the elderly man and […]

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PALM DESERT: Elderly woman found dead in spa, apparent drowning vctim

PALM DESERT – An elderly woman died after apparently drowning in a jacuzzi Saturday morning, April 22. The incident happened in the 500 block of Tomahawk Drive, within the Indian Ridge Country Club, in Palm Desert. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and other emergency first responders rushed to the location about 9 a.m., after a 911 caller reported finding the victim inside a […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: Candlelight vigil held for elderly victim killed by hit and run driver

UPDATE: March 9, 9:30 a.m. HEMET – City of Hemet police officials are seeking the public’s help identifying a hit and run driver who struck and killed an elderly pedestrian Tuesday evening, March 7. The victim was fatally struck while he was walking across a busy Hemet Street. The fatal accident happened about 6:18 p.m., in the middle of the roadway […]

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