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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Seriously injured motorcyclist airlifted after Mountain Center crash

MOUNTAIN CENTER — A motorcyclist was airlifted with serious injuries after crashing while riding in the mountains south of Idyllwild, in Mountain Center earlier this afternoon, Sunday, Jan. 19. The solo-vehicle crash happened on Hwy. 74 near Keen Camp Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Former RSO Chief Deputy, 72, swept up in Temecula prostitution sting Yucaipa In-N-Out Burger and Corky’s […]

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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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Hiker, 52, rescued after 100′ fall near Apache Peak

MOUNTAIN CENTER — A 52-year-old, Coronado man was airlifted to an area hospital after he reportedly slipped and fell more than 100 feet down a mountain while hiking near Apache Peak Thursday morning, April 4. Apache Peak is along the Pacific Crest Trail and located east of Mountain Center. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Paraglider suffers serious injuries, airlifted after SJ […]

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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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4 injured, 2 air-lifted, after Hwy 74 crash near Mt. Center

MOUNTAIN CENTER — Officials are investigating a crash in Mountain Center that injured four people, including two victims who were airlifted from the scene with serious injuries, after a vehicle smashed into a tree and overturned Sunday morning, Feb. 10. The single-vehicle accident happened on the 56000 block of State Route 74, near Apple Canyon Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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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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Teen suffers “partial amputation,” airlifted from Camp Ronald McDonald for cancer victims

MOUNTAIN CENTER — A teen suffered a partial amputation in an accident involving a log splitter at Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times in Mountain Center, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22. The campground, which provides cost-free, medically supervised programs to children with cancer and their family members, is east of Hwy. 74 – between Hurkey Creek Park and Apple Canyon Campground […]

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HEMET: Officials investigating after man’s body found on hiking trail

HEMET — Sheriff’s officials have confirmed they are conducting an unattended death investigation after a man’s lifeless body was found along a hiking trail Sunday afternoon, Apr. 8. The victim’s body was discovered between Hemet and Mountain Center, along a hiking trail off SR-74, about seven miles east of Bee Canyon. Area resident Cindy Haskin later explained her adult son and a friend […]

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MOUNTAIN CENTER: Unlicensed Banning motorcyclist killed in Hwy. 243 head-on collision

MOUNTAIN CENTER — An unlicensed motorcyclist died when his motorcycle drifted out of his lane of travel into oncoming traffic, Wednesday, Nov. 15. The fatal collision happened  on SR-243, about one mile north of SR-74, in the unincorporated community of Mountain Center. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials later identified Thai Yang, 40, of Banning, as the motorcyclist killed in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at […]

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