Motorcyclist suffers “major” injuries in Palm Desert wreck

PALM DESERT — A motorcyclist was hospitalized with “major, but non-life threatening injuries” after smashing into the back of a car this morning, Monday, Jan. 7. The crash, which remains under investigation, happened in the area of Monterey Ave. and Arboleda Dr., according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: BREAKING: Officials investigating after bodies found behind La Quinta home Man […]

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Body of Palm Desert man, 62, found in truck stop parking lot

THOUSAND PALMS — Authorities are investigating after the body of a 62-year-old Palm Desert man was found in the parking lot of a Thousand Palms truck stop Thursday afternoon, Dec. 27. The victim’s lifeless body was discovered outside the Flying J Travel Center, at 72235 Varner Rd. Foul play was not suspected in the man’s passing, according to sheriff’s officials. […]

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UPDATE: Palm Desert woman, 89, ID’d after crash between car and golf cart

UPDATED: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m. See original story below. PALM DESERT — Officials have identified an elderly woman who died in a crash between a golf cart and passenger vehicle Friday afternoon, Nov. 30. The deadly accident happened in the area of Desert Greens Dr. South and Chimney Flats Drive, just south of Palm Desert Greens Golf Course. Riverside […]

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Elderly victim killed in head-on Palm Desert crash

PALM DESERT — An elderly driver was killed while another driver escaped injury this morning in a two-vehicle, head-on crash in Palm Desert. The deadly wreck happened Friday, Nov. 9, on Cook Street, directly across from Palm Desert high School. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: More details and video emerge, HPD asks for parents’ help, after huge brawl at Hemet’s THS […]

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Missing Palm Desert woman’s body found in RM field

RANCHO MIRAGE — The body of a 50-year-old, Palm Desert woman who disappeared last month after leaving her home to go to work was discovered yesterday in a Rancho Mirage field, southwest of the intersection of Monterey Ave. and Verbenia Rd. Sheriff’s officials investigating the woman’s death do not suspect foul play; however, they say the investigation into how she […]

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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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PALM DESERT: Elder abuse investigation, search warrant results in two arrests

PALM DESERT — An elder abuse investigation and subsequent search warrant resulted in two people arrested, Friday afternoon, May 18. Sheriff’s officials investigating allegations of elder abuse have asked for any additional information about the couple, a sheriff’s official said yesterday morning. After their initial investigation authorities arrested Johnathan Domenici, 24, and Kimberly Marie Ray, 22. Both are Palm Desert […]

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PALM DESERT: Bee swarm critically injures one, traps others – multiple victims rescued

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 15, 12:45 p.m. PALM DESERT — Shortly before noon fire officials updated that Vector Control had mitigated the bee swarm and all fire and medical personnel had cleared the scene. There were no further updates and officials have not released any additional information about the critically injured elderly victim who was hospitalized after trying to escape the […]

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PALM DESERT: One hospitalized after vehicle plunges off Hwy. 74

PALM DESERT — A motorist had to be cut free from their wrecked vehicle after plunging down a steep and rugged embankment along Hwy. 74, in an unincorporated area south of Palm Desert earlier tonight. The victim was hospitalized with moderate injuries, according to fire officials. Emergency first responders were dispatched to an area near Hwy. 74’s Mile Marker 89 along the Roy […]

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PALM DESERT: Man, 35, arrested after allegedly molesting foster child

PALM DESERT — Authorities arrested a 35-year-old Cathedral City man Thursday, Mar. 22, after he allegedly molested a Palm Desert youth. One of the man’s charges indicated the young victim is or was a foster child at the time of the reported molestation. After an investigation, officials arrested Ismael Gaspar and he was later booked into Indio Jail on suspicion of lewd […]

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