Unborn child seriously injured in Riverside wreck

RIVERSIDE — A pregnant woman whose unborn child suffered “serious injuries” in a two-vehicle accident was hospitalized early Wednesday morning, Feb. 20. Yesterday’s crash happened at the intersection of Monroe St. at Copenhagen Rd., just west of Don Derr Park. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Suspected DUI crash turns out to be medical crisis Hemet man’s kindness praised after helping young […]

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UPDATE: Search ongoing for Riverside sex assault suspect

UPDATED: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m., With additional details. RIVERSIDE — Detectives are continuing to search for a sexual predator and have asked for the public’s help in identifying a man they allege sexually assaulted a woman at a Riverside park Thursday morning, Feb. 14. The reported incident happened near the dead-end of the 5000 block of Tequesquite Ave. along […]

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Elsinore homes in danger of being swept away as rain & flooding continues

UPDATED: Thursday, Feb 14, 2:45 p.m., With additional road closure information. RIVERSIDE COUNTY — With heavy rain continuing to fall throughout Riverside County and surrounding areas, flash flood warnings have been issued for the Holy Fire burn areas of Riverside and Orange counties. Although the flash flood warnings were expected to continue through this morning, the National Weather Service has […]

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UPDATE: Mother pleads for answers after son gravely injured in Casa Blanca neighborhood

UPDATED: Monday, Feb. 11, 12:30 p.m., With additional details and information RIVERSIDE — A mother is pleading for answers and Riverside PD is asking for witnesses to step forward after a man sustained “major trauma to his head” and was hospitalized in grave condition last Friday evening, Feb. 8. The incident happened in the 7400 block of El Sol Way, […]

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Man walking in freeway traffic dies after CHP Taser deployment

UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1:30 p.m., With victim’s identification. RIVERSIDE — A Riverside man who was reportedly creating a hazard while walking in the lanes of traffic on the 91 Freeway during heavy, lunchtime traffic died after a CHP officer used an electric Taser device on him. CHP officials later explained the officer used the Taser while trying to prevent […]

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Officers witness 4 shot at in Riverside, engage suspects, 16 and 22

RIVERSIDE — Officers on routine patrol in Riverside witnessed two males shoot into a crowd of people, injuring two of the victims, late Sunday night, Jan. 13. Officers returned fire at the two alleged suspects – one of whom was just 16-years-old – before taking them into custody after the shooting, which happened in the 3300 block of Iowa Ave. […]

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Spurned man torches 7 vehicles during cosplay convention, arrested

ONTARIO — A Riverside man is in custody after officials allege he torched the vehicle of a woman he had been stalking, which was parked at an Ontario hotel early Sunday morning, Jan. 13. A total of seven vehicles were damaged or destroyed by the ensuing blaze, which officers say was purposely set at Azure Hotel & Suites at 1945 […]

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Several victims, dog, plucked from river bottom during swift water rescues

RIVERSIDE — As many as five victims and a dog were reportedly plucked from the Santa Ana River during swift water rescues near the Main St. bridge in Riverside, Thursday evening, Dec. 6. The rescue was initiated after heavy rains caused the river bottom to become engorged with fast flowing water, stranding several people who were believed to have been […]

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MV man seriously injures, breaks woman’s arm, during attempted Riverside carjacking

RIVERSIDE — An alleged thief who seriously injured a woman during an attempted carjacking while trying to flee from officers was apprehended during a violent altercation in Riverside, Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 4. The incident, which sent the attempted carjacking victim to the hospital with a broken arm and other injuries, happened at Lowe’s, on the 9800 block of Magnolia Ave., […]

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Riverside attorney and wife convicted of more than 60 counts of extortion, other charges

UPDATED: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. See original story below. RIVERSIDE — A Riverside attorney and his wife were convicted Monday, Dec. 3, of more than 60 counts of extortion, grand theft, burglary, and stalking. Some of the allegations were considered by the jury as hate crimes because the couple targeted small businesses owned by minorities and immigrants, typically Asian […]

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