Officials investigating in-custody death of inmate, 27

RIVERSIDE — Authorities have released few details but have confirmed they are investigating the death of an inmate who had been in custody at Riverside’s Robert Presley Detention Center. The man died Monday evening, March 11, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Sex offender arrested after parents thwart attempted kidnap of children, 3 and 4 Search for woman ongoing […]

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Escaped prison inmate pursued, captured after Menifee wreck

MENIFEE — A convicted felon who walked away from Folsom State Prison on Dec. 22 was apprehended Wednesday, Jan. 16, after leading officials on a vehicle pursuit in Menifee. The inmate was one of two men who escaped from California prison facilities within a 24-hour period. The other escaped inmate was apprehended in the Wrightwood area Dec. 25. An officer […]

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INDIO: Inmate who died while in custody identified as Coachella resident

UPDATE: Friday, Dec. 29, 3:52 p.m. INDIO — Officials have identified a man who reportedly died while in custody after suffering an unspecified medical emergency, Wednesday, Dec. 27. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials identified Michael Mijarez, 44, of Coachella, as the inmate who died after being transported to an area hospital. The victim was rushed to the hospital after correctional staff working at […]

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Officials investigating Lamb Canyon 2-vehicle crash involving inmate transportation bus

Officials are investigating a non-injury traffic collision between a bus carrying county inmates and another vehicle along Highway 79/Lamb Canyon. The Tuesday evening accident, which caused a brief SigAlert, happened on the southbound side of the highway in an unincorporated area, south of Beaumont and north of San Jacinto. California Highway Patrol officers, Riverside County Sheriff’s officials and other emergency first responders were […]

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MURRIETA: Officials investigating in-custody death after inmate found unresponsive at jail

MURRIETA — Officials are investigating the Wednesday, Nov. 29 in-custody death of an inmate who died while incarcerated at Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, according to sheriff’s officials. The name of the inmate who died has not yet been released publicly, pending further investigation and notification of the man’s family. Deputies assigned to the detention facility located a Hispanic male adult “unresponsive within the […]

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BANNING: Officials investigating in-custody death

BANNING — Authorities are investigating an in-custody death after a man died at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, Sunday, Oct. 8, according to sheriff’s officials. Deputies assigned to the correctional facility discovered an unresponsive Hispanic male adult “within the intake area of the jail” about 12:25 a.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Walter Mendez explained in a written press release after the man’s death. SEE SIMILAR: BANNING In-custody death at […]

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UPDATED: MORENO VALLEY: 51-year-old Cathedral City resident dies in custody at RUHS

UPDATE: March 27, 11 p.m. MORENO VALLEY – Coroner’s officials have released the name of the 51-year-old man who died while in sheriff’s custody Friday, March 24. The man died just two days after being arrested by Cathedral City police officers. The inmate, who coroner’s officials have identified as Phillip Soto Garcia, of Cathedral City, died at 3:06 a.m., while being housed in the […]

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Missing Banning inmate prompts hours-long search

BANNING – An inmate being held at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning was discovered missing during an hourly headcount The woman’s disappearance led to an hours-long search Wednesday, Aug. 10. The inmate, who has only identified as a 19-year-old woman, is in custody for theft-related offenses. Officials have not yet released where the inmate was arrested or how long […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Officials investigating in-custody death

MORENO VALLEY – An inmate with a pre-diagnosed terminal illness died in custody  at Riverside University Health Systems Hospital, located at 26520 Cactus Avenue, in Moreno Valley, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Justin Rowan. The in-custody death occurred Monday, June 27, at 6:40 p.m. Correctional staff from the Robert Presley Detention Center were providing security for an inmate who was admitted […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Mechanical failure on sheriff transport bus causes temporary closure of 60 freeway

MORENO VALLEY – A mechanical failure on a Riverside County Sheriff’s transportation bus caused the temporary shutdown of the Interstate 60 freeway while deputies transferred inmates from the broken-down bus to a second bus that was sent to the location to assist. The bus broke down at about 4:00 p.m., after suffering an unspecified mechanical failure that caused it to […]

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