Remote rescue underway along Pacific Crest Trail

BIG BEND — A remote area rescue is currently underway after a hiker suffered a leg injury earlier this afternoon, Monday, June 10. Today’s ongoing rescue is happening along the Pacific Crest Trail near Summit Lake Rd., about 13 miles northwest of Lake Britton dam. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Bella Vista man reports finding suicide victim – then fatally shoots […]

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Officer hospitalized after violent encounter at Hemet Applebee’s

HEMET — An officer was hospitalized and will be off duty for at least a few days after a routine annoyance and trespassing call at a Hemet restaurant turned into an extremely violent struggle Friday evening, Dec. 21. During the incident, which happened at Applebee’s at 2515 W. Florida Ave., a transient physically attacked an officer, punching him in the […]

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RIVERSIDE: Officer chasing arson suspect down Mt Rubidoux injured, rescued

RIVERSIDE — An officer investigating reports of a man starting arson fires on Mt. Rubidoux was injured chasing the alleged suspect down a steep mountainside embankment, Thursday morning, Apr. 19. Due to the difficult terrain where the officer was injured fire officials were forced to perform a technical rescue of the officer, who was hospitalized for injuries he received during the […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: DA GTF member injured apprehending suspect after dangerous pursuit

UPDATED/CORRECTED: Friday, Mar. 16, 11:30 p.m. With additional info and details from HPD Chief Webb. HEMET — A member of the District Attorney’s office assigned to the City of Hemet PD’s Gang Impact Team was injured yesterday afternoon while helping other officers apprehend a man who had just led authorities on a dangerous pursuit in a stolen vehicle, according to officials. The […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Two students injured, one hoisted off mountain trail, during field trip

MORENO VALLEY — Two students on a hiking field trip on Box Springs Mountain in Moreno Valley were injured Friday afternoon, Dec. 1. Firefighters assisting with the remote-area rescue used a helicopter to perform a technical hoist rescue of one of the injured students. Both students, who were among 80 to 100 other students hiking on the trail with teachers, were safely recovered […]

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Three remote-area rescues on same day, all reported within hours, strain resources

Three different remote-area rescues that were all reported in just over a four-hour period strained fire and law enforcement resources, Saturday, Aug. 26. The three different and unrelated rescues took place in Lake Elsinore, San Jacinto and Mountain Center. One of the incidents resulted in one victim with major injuries and the other two both resulted in minor injuries. Two […]

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UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: Firefighters extinguish blaze that charred 27 acres and sent firefighter to hospital

UPDATED: June 3, 7:30 p.m. SAN JACINTO — Firefighters have contained a vegetation blaze that burned for about nine hours and charred nearly 30 acres near Soboba Road in an unincorporated area of San Jacinto. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Tawny Cabral updated that the fire had been contained shortly before 9 p.m. Officials have not provided any other updates […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Three firefighters hospitalized after investigating carbon monoxide leak

MORENO VALLEY – Three firefighters were hospitalized with carbon monoxide exposure after investigating reports of a carbon monoxide leak during an early-morning emergency Sunday, April 23. The incident happened at an apartment in the Tuscany Hills Apartments, on the 21000 block of Box Springs Road in Moreno Valley. Ten firefighters from two engine companies responded to the apartments about 12:42 a.m., after Riverside […]

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TEMECULA: Two deputies hospitalized after two-vehicle wreck

Two deputies were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries after a traffic collision at Margarita Rd. and Temecula Parkway. Bill Williams photo TEMECULA – Two Riverside County sheriff’s deputies and another driver suffered minor injuries when they were involved in a two-vehicle traffic collision Friday, April 21. The accident, that sent both deputies to the hospital with unspecified injuries, happened […]

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SAN JACINTO: Injured boy airlifted from Massacre Canyon

SAN JACINTO – Details are still emerging after a juvenile male was airlifted from an area of San Jacinto known as Massacre Canyon Friday, April 21. Massacre Canyon is located north of Gilman Springs Road and east of N. Sanderson Avenue. The boy, who has not been identified by name or age, was airlifted from the popular, well-known local canyon […]

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