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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Officials investigating possible kidnapping after four men drag victim into waiting van

RIVERSIDE — Officials are investigating a possible kidnapping after witnesses saw as many as four men chasing another man in a Riverside Starbucks parking lot after the reported victim leapt out of and ran from a moving van. According to witnesses, the alleged suspects dragged the man back into the van, Wednesday night, Sept. 26, before fleeing the scene. The […]

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UPDATE: Murdered Riverside woman’s son arrested after found with dead mother’s car

UPDATED: Friday, June 22, 6 p.m. (See original story and photos below.) Officials have identified a victim whose body was found in a shallow ravine near the base of Box Springs Mountain in Moreno Valley, Thursday, June 21. Riverside police officials later confirmed that the victim, who was reported missing from her Sycamore Canyon residence early Wednesday morning, was the […]

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REDDING: One arrested, one sought, after kidnap victim dumped in remote area of Shasta County

REDDING — A partially clothed woman who was reportedly kidnapped from the City of Redding was found and rescued in Shasta County, Monday, Nov. 27. A group out looking for a Christmas tree to chop down discovered the victim in a rural, wooded area east of Eskimo Hill near Hat Creek, about fifty miles east of Redding, according to officials. Overnight temperatures in the […]

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RANCHO MIRAGE: L.A. man arrested after attempted kidnapping of 9-year-old-girl, 50 mile pursuit

RANCHO MIRAGE — Employees came to the rescue of a mother and daughter after a Los Angeles man allegedly attempted to snatch the 9-year-old girl from her mother’s arms, Wednesday morning, Aug. 16. The attempted kidnapping happened at the checkout stands of a Gelson’s Market in the 36100 block of Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage. The man was arrested after leading authorities […]

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UPDATE: ANZA: Man reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint over marijuana plants found safe

UPDATE: Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. ANZA — A 28-year-old Anza resident who had been reported as kidnapped at gunpoint during a theft of marijuana plants has been found “safely and unharmed,” Sheriff’s officials say. “Our missing Anza resident, Spencer Hayes, has been located,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant James Burton explained in a follow-up to an earlier press release. Officials initially responded to the […]

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WOODCREST: Girl kidnapped, sexually assaulted, after meeting man on social media

WOODCREST – Sheriff’s officials are seeking additional possible victims after they arrested a man they allege kidnapped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl after meeting the juvenile online via social media. Investigators arrested the man Wednesday, May 10, after a girl who lives in the Woodcrest area told her parents about the alleged incident, according to sheriff’s officials. After investigating the reported […]

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COACHELLA: Sheriff’s sergeant rescues kidnapped woman during traffic stop

COACHELLA – A man was arrested after he allegedly kidnapped a woman during a domestic violence related incident Saturday, Jan. 14. The arrest happened about 7:49 a.m., near the intersection of Jackson Street and Avenue 52 near the Coachella Valley Cemetery in Coachella.   While on routine patrol, “a sheriff’s sergeant observed a female waiving and screaming for help as she […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Officials still seek information about October attempted kidnapping

MORENO VALLEY – Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a man wanted for kidnapping. The allegations stem from an incident that happened last October in the area of Hidden Springs Drive and Mountain View Road, west of Pigeon Pass Road in Moreno Valley. Officials from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Police station have identified the alleged suspect as […]

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LA QUINTA: Officials still investigating woman’s kidnapping claim

LA QUINTA – Sheriff’s officials updated that they are still investigating a woman’s claim that she was kidnapped Tuesday, Jan. 10. The woman claimed the kidnapping happened near the southeast corner of Highway 111 and Adams Street in La Quinta. The woman, who officials have not yet identified, alleged that a 25 to 30-year-old middle-eastern man driving a late-model sedan stopped his […]

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