Dramatic video emerges after RTA bus theft, parolee’s arrest

MORENO VALLEY — A parolee who took advantage of an RTA bus driver’s momentary bathroom break managed to break into and steal a small, red, white and blue commuter bus owned and operated by Empire Transportation under contract with RTA. The theft happened outside Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley shortly after noon, Wednesday, April 24. The alleged bus […]

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Officials investigating Shasta Lake Fire Station burglary

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE — Authorities are investigating the burglary of Shasta Lake Fire District’s Station 3, after someone reportedly broke into the station and stole several items from one of the department’s engines. The burglary was reported Monday, March 11, but it was not immediately known when the thefts actually occurred. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Evidence possibly links pair […]

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Former RCH employee accused of stealing nearly $3M in medical supplies

RIVERSIDE — A Moreno Valley man who had blamed his employer, Riverside Community Hospital, for contributing to the death of his wife after a deadly traffic crash six years ago has been arrested and charged with stealing nearly $3 million worth of medical supplies from the hospital where he formerly worked. After his wife’s death, Oscar Orlando Bernal, 38, of […]

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Citizens help chase down & apprehend Hemet purse snatcher

HEMET — Citizens are being credited with chasing down and helping detain an alleged purse snatcher this morning, Thursday, Dec. 20. According to numerous witnesses, the man reportedly went into a vehicle as it was being refueled at a Hemet gas station and stole a woman’s purse that was inside the cab of the truck. The incident began at Super […]

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Sesame St’s Elmo helps cops nab robbery suspects

HEMET — A brightly-colored red sweatshirt, complete with a laughing Elmo character, helped police officers investigating a strong-arm robbery locate and identify two alleged robbery suspects, Thursday morning, Dec. 6. Yesterday morning’s robbery happened on the 100 block of S. Buena Vista St., between Florida and Kimball avenues. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Trio in stolen truck arrested outside Hemet bank […]

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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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Traffic stop leads to arrest of pair who burglarized Redding school

UPDATED: Saturday, Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m., With Goltz’s booking information. REDDING — A traffic stop in Redding late last night, Thursday, Nov. 29, led to the arrest of two people officials say burglarized Boulder Creek Elementary School and later sold the items they stole from the school’s campus for drugs. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Bicyclist without helmet, other safety equipment, […]

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Employees & citizens thwart attempted Burney Rite-Aid theft

WRITER’S NOTE: Several different versions of this incident have been explained and recounted to SCNS, with opinions differing about how this alleged shoplifting happened, as well as what the subject reportedly attempted to steal. People tend to view things from different perspectives and often have their own opinions about how things occur. Please understand that all information provided in this […]

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Anderson PD snatches up man who snatched purse from woman, 74

ANDERSON — A Redding man was arrested after allegedly snatching the purse of a 74-year-old woman at Anderson Wal-Mart Monday afternoon, Nov. 19. Anderson PD officers, with assistance from loss prevention officers, managed to located all the victim’s stolen property, which was returned to the grateful woman. After an investigation, officers arrested 43-year-old Jeshua Douglas Paulk. He was later booked […]

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Officials seek woman who stole purse as elderly crash victim lay paralyzed and dying

RIVERSIDE — Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a woman they say climbed into a wrecked car and snatched an elderly victim’s purse, even as the crash victim lay inside her vehicle, paralyzed from the neck down from her injuries. The elderly victim, identified recently by coroner officials asĀ Terri Nelson, of Perris, later died from her […]

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