UPDATE: La Quinta couple identified after apparent murder-suicide

UPDATED: Wednesday, Jan 9, 12 p.m. See original story below. LA QUINTA — Officials today released more details and information after last Monday’s discovery of two deceased individuals at a La Quinta residence in the 79700 block of Independence Way near Monticello Ave. Based on their ongoing investigation, officials are now investigating the incident as a murder-suicide and have called […]

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Driver severely burned after fiery, solo-vehicle, DUI wreck

LA QUINTA — An allegedly intoxicated driver was hospitalized after suffering serious burn injuries in a fiery, early morning, rollover crash, Saturday, Nov. 24. The solo-vehicle wreck happened at the Ave. 52 and Jefferson St. traffic circle, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Angel Ramos later explained. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Injured 2 weeks ago in Aguanga crash, Temecula nurse dies, ID’d […]

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UPDATE: La Quinta suspect who shot 2, killed 1, arrested 2 weeks ago with weapons, explosives

LA QUINTA — A man who reportedly shot himself at the end of a pursuit after officials allege he fatally shot a man and injured a woman was arrested just two weeks ago after a family disturbance, Thursday, Aug. 30. Further investigation by RCNS uncovered that during the man’s arrest just 13 days before this morning’s fatal shooting, deputies found […]

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Residents rush to aid of La Quinta victims shot by man who later shot himself, one victim dead

UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. See original story below. LA QUINTA — Officials investigating this morning’s deadly shooting in La Quinta say they have arrested the man responsible for shooting two people before leading officials on a pursuit that ended in Ontario, where he shot himself. The shooting, which left one man dead and a woman with non-life threatening […]

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Officials arrest Palm Desert man, accused of molesting two 6-year-old girls

Authorities announced this morning the arrest of a man they allege sexually molested at least two 6-year-old girls in the Palm Desert and La Quinta areas. The alleged suspect was arrested yesterday morning on Catalina Way in Palm Desert and he was later charged with eleven felony counts related to the ongoing sexual abuse of the two young victims. Investigators […]

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LA QUINTA: PRCS probationer arrested after officials find 300 grams of meth

LA QUINTA — Sheriff’s officials conducting a probation compliance check say they located 300 grams of suspected methamphetamine and arrested a PRCS probationer at the home. The incident and arrest happened Sunday, June 25, on the 52300 block of Avenida Martinez, southeast of Eisenhower Dr. and Calle Sonora, in La Quinta. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: HEMET: Attempted bike stop and […]

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LA QUINTA: Woman, 21, rescued from popular hiking trail after becoming lost

LA QUINTA — A 21-year-old woman who became lost while hiking along a popular desert trail was located and guided to safety by officials and search and rescue personnel, Friday evening, Jan. 19. The woman became lost while hiking the popular Cove to Lake Trail in La Quinta. The trail traverses a nearly seven mile section between a neighborhood on La Quinta’s south […]

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LA QUINTA: Indio men arrested after allegedly burglarizing homes while victims slept

LA QUINTA — Sheriff’s officials have made two arrests and closed at least three residential burglary investigations that involved suspects who officials allege broke into victims’ homes at night while they slept and stole personal items from their residences. The burglaries happened in La Quinta, between Nov. 12. and Nov. 16, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant David Smith explained after the arrests. Deputies […]

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LA QUINTA: Victims identified in crash that left two dead, three seriously injured

LA QUINTA — Officials have identified two drivers who died in a two-vehicle collision, Sunday, Nov 5. The deadly accident happened at the intersection of Washington Street and Eisenhower Drive/Rancho La Quinta Drive in La Quinta. Three other people were injured in the fatal wreck. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials later identified Jerry Heredia, 22, of Indio and Tatham Crawford, 28, of Palm Desert as the two drivers killed in […]

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LA QUINTA: Transient arrested after allegedly stabbing victim multiple times

LA QUINTA — Authorities arrested a transient they allege stabbed another man multiple times Friday, Aug. 4. The stabbing happened in the 78-200 block of Calle Tampico, near desert Club Drive, in La Quinta. After an investigation, officials arrested Brandon Sean Williams, a 32-year-old transient. He was located and arrested at the location where the stabbing occurred. Williams was booked into the […]

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