RivCo orders motels and hotels to limit business to COVID-19 response

RIVERSIDE COUNTY — Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today ordered all short-term lodging, including short-term home rentals, hotels and motels to limit their business to novel coronavirus response only. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Fleeing from deputies after San Jacinto robbery, suspect killed in fiery Nuevo crash Idyllwild man, 72, arrested while impersonating FEMA official One dead, one […]

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Doctor tests positive for COVID-19, patients potentially exposed

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — A physician at Riverside Medical Clinic’s Day Street office has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and health officials are tracking down patients and staff who may be at risk of infection. The physician, who is not being identified, is expected to recover. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Fleeing from deputies after San Jacinto robbery, suspect killed in […]

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Death of 25-year-old shows COVID-19 can impact anyone

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — The death of a 25-year-old pharmacy technician from novel coronavirus has health officials warning the community that COVID-19 can be deadly for all and not just those who are elderly. The body of the pharmacy technician was found March 25 in a La Quinta residence, said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County public health officer. The identity […]

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Drive-up Covid-19 testing center opens in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Residents in portions of Southern California can now be screened and to make their appointments for COVID-19 testing online using the Baseline COVID-19 website. The testing will be done at The Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore. Those living within 50 miles of Riverside, CA can now screen symptoms and risk factors online and if eligible, participate […]

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Full-time staffing coming to Lake Hemet / Mountain Sheriff’s Sub-Station

LAKE HEMET — Sheriff Chad Bianco is pleased to announce the future planned re-opening and re-staffing of the Lake Hemet / Mountain Sub-Station located in the San Jacinto Mountains. This substation serves several communities including Idyllwild, Anza, Pine Cove, and Mountain Center. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Hemet woman, 60, ID’d after deadly crash involving mobility chair 320 cited, 15 […]

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Cap’n Crunch cereal box doggie “Razz Berry” gets second chance at forever family

RIVERSIDE COUNTY — A cute and cuddly puppy who was dropped off at a Riverside County animal shelter in the most “unique pet carrier” animal control officials later said they had ever seen has won a second chance at having a forever family after a local family won the curly-haired and playful pooch by way of a lottery drawing held […]

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Bianco sworn in as 14th RivCo Sheriff

RIVERSIDE COUNTY — In front of a huge, standing room only crowd, former Sheriff’s Lt. Chad Bianco was sworn in yesterday as the 14th Sheriff, Coroner, and Public Administrator, of Riverside County, California’s second largest sheriff’s department. Bianco was joined by his wife and several family members who participated in the momentous ceremony as he was sworn in on the steps […]

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75+ recent Riverside County Sheriff’s arrests, with additional incidents, and announcements

Compiled from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. (UPDATING TO REPAIR BROKEN PHOTO LINKS – PLEASE CHECK BACK.) Click here to view available booking photos Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision Agency: Rancho Mirage Police Station Area: Palm Desert Written Date: May 8, 2018 Time: 6:00 AM Incident Date: May 8, 2018 Time: 12:33 AM Incident Location: 72-000 block […]

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County-wide Riverside Sheriff’s incidents, arrests and announcements: Dec. 4-10

Press Release: Metal Theft / Felony Vandalism / Possession of Burglary Tools Agency: Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Station Area: Thermal Written Date: 12/08/17 Time: 3:36 PM Incident Date: 12/08/17 Time: 12:41 PM Incident Location: 89500 block of Avenue 78   Thermal, Ca Reporting Officer: Deputy Jose Lopez File Number(s): C173420019 Details: Ramiro Valladares On Friday, December 8, 2017, at […]

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Riverside County correctional facilities receive NCCHC accreditation

From the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department   RIVERSIDE COUNTY — The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the Riverside University Health System’s Correctional Health Care Services Division and the Behavioral Health Division are proud to announce the recent national accreditation awarded by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). This accreditation stems from an ongoing effort to achieve and maintain […]

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