Idyllwild man, 72, arrested while impersonating FEMA official

IDYLLWILD — Authorities arrested a 72-year-old Idyllwild resident Saturday afternoon, March 21, after he was found to be impersonating an armed FEMA official and contacting area residents and other citizens while “offering his services as a law enforcement professional,” according to CHP officials. “In these uncertain times, be wary of scams, cons and dishonesty,” CHP admonished area residents after the […]

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Nine arrested during SW RivCo sex offender compliance checks

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE COUNTY — Nine people were arrested for various charges and outstanding warrants when officials conducted a two-day “zero tolerance” compliance check of registered sex offenders Feb. 20 and 21. The targeted enforcement operation focused on the unincorporated areas of Idyllwild, Mountain Center, Anza, Aguanga, and Sage. During the operation, officials located and seized four firearms, five grams of […]

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Winchester couple, 56 & 54, killed in Idyllwild crash

UPDATED: Monday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., With additional details from CHP. IDYLLWILD — A Winchester couple has been identified after a fatal motorcycle crash in Idyllwild Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17. Officials are still investigating the cause of the deadly accident, which happened on Highway 243, near Marian View Dr. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Search for gunman continuing after deadly San […]

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Two hospitalized after Hwy 74 crash near Pinyon Pines

PINYON PINES — Two drivers were hospitalized after a head-on crash along Highway 74 yesterday afternoon, Saturday, July 21. The two-vehicle crash, which happened near mile marker 86.28, between Palm Desert and Mountain Center, temporarily closed access between the two communities, a CHP incident log and witness statements indicated. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Speed cited in fatal Jurupa Valley crash […]

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Deputies spend six hours searching for lost Nepalese hiker

IDYLLWILD — A Nepalese woman visiting Idyllwild was rescued after becoming lost for about six hours Wednesday, June 26. The hiker lost her way while searching for a place to meditate with her friends along the South Ridge Trail, according to Sheriff’s officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Hemet home intruder fatally shot by armed family member Foul play suspected after […]

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UPDATE: Body of missing Idyllwild man, 62, found

UPDATED: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. See Original Story below. IDYLLWILD — Authorities today confirmed that the body of a missing Idyllwild man was located yesterday in Idyllwild. According to officials, the victim’s body was discovered just one street from where he had last been seen. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, along with assistance from other area agencies, had been searching […]

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Hwy 243 closed after portions of road swept away

BANNING — A large portion of Hwy 243 between Banning and Mountain Center has been closed indefinitely after sections of the two-lane mountain roadway were swept away earlier today, according to a CHP incident log for the San Gorgonio Pass area. The road closures are due to ongoing heavy rains and flooding that continue to pound the Riverside County area […]

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UPDATE: Missing 2 weeks, elderly Idyllwild man’s body discovered

UPDATED: Monday, Dec. 10, 12 p.m. See Original Story and all previous updates below. IDYLLWILD — Officials have announced that the body of missing Idyllwild resident David Bradish, 80, was found over the weekend. Bradish, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, had been missing for two weeks, when his body was discovered Saturday, Dec. 8. According to Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials, Bradish’s […]

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UPDATED: Pine Cove man, 81, ID’d after fatal Idyllwild crash

UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m., With additional details from CHP. UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. With photos and video from scene. See original story below. IDYLLWILD — Officials have identified an elderly man who died yesterday afternoon when his vehicle plowed into a tree at the intersection of Highway 243 and Foster Lake Rd. in Idyllwild. Riverside County […]

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Spunky sheriff’s K-9 successfully sniffs out missing senior in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD — A very special Riverside County Sheriff’s K-9 is being hailed a hero after locating a “critical missing” 80-year-old man who had become lost Thursday, Sept. 13, after wandering away from an Idyllwild campground. Already missing for seven hours by the time Deputy George Scott and his faithful, four-legged partner K-9 “Copper” were called in to assist, the dynamic […]

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