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 as Terri Nelson, of Perris, later died from her […]

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Sticky-fingered snack-snatching scoundrel snagged after Anderson Youth Soccer snack shack spree

Today’s Lighter Side of the News… ANDERSON — Authorities snagged a shady scoff-law they say broke into the Anderson Youth Soccer snack bar at Anderson River Park and stole several sacks-full of sugary sweets and salty snacks early Friday morning, Oct. 12. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Hwy 299 blocked after 2-vehicle rollover crash involving sedan & truck with 5th wheel […]

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Stolen 2 years ago, “Sadie” recovered and reunited with family at daughter’s 5th birthday celebration

JURUPA VALLEY — When a couple’s family pet was stolen two years ago from their Jurupa Valley yard, they never expected to get their beloved Great Dane “Sadie” back. But in spite of the passing of years, the couple’s daughter – now 5-years-old – never gave up hope of someday being reunited with her enormous pal. The little girl’s hopes […]

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BURNEY: Child’s stolen bicycle causes outcry, offers to help

BURNEY — Burney and Johnson Park residents are expressing anger and frustration over the theft of a boy’s bicycle from a local business earlier today. The bike was stolen from in front of Dollar General, at the intersection of Main St. and Mountain View Rd, in Burney. Calling the theft “outrageous,” the boy’s mother later explained her son had gone […]

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Stolen day before, van transporting 14 show dogs located, all animals safely recovered

REDDING — More than 20 hours after a cargo van transporting 14 show dogs was stolen from a Redding fast food restaurant, the van – along with all 14 dogs – was recovered from a wooded area south of Redding. The dogs have since been returned to their owners, but officials say the investigation in identifying and locating man believed […]

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BURNEY: Two Burney men arrested for copper wire theft, possession of drugs, other felonies

BURNEY — Two Burney men were arrested yesterday morning, Tuesday, May 29, and later charged with multiple felonies after they were found in possession of thousands of dollars of copper cable that officials allege was stolen from PG&E. A PG&E contractor later verified the copper wiring had been stolen from a Burney-area work site. During their investigation deputies also located […]

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Authorities “squash” thief’s efforts while investigating ongoing agricultural thefts

THERMAL — Authorities investigating ongoing agricultural thefts in the farming communities of Thermal, Mecca, and Oasis arrested a man they allege stole a significant amount of produce from at least one Thermal area farm. Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team deputies seized more than 800 pounds of stolen squash and arrested the man found to be in possession of […]

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SAN JACINTO: Business owner, 52, arrested after chasing, shooting fleeing burglar

SAN JACINTO — A 52-year-old business owner is in jail after officials say he shot at and injured a person this morning outside the San Jacinto resident’s business on the 700 block of San Jacinto Ave in San Jacinto. Officials later learned the owner had chased and shot at two people who had just allegedly stolen merchandise from the man’s store. One of the alleged suspects turned out […]

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SAN JACINTO: San Jacinto couple arrested after allegedly burglarizing retail store

SAN JACINTO — Authorities investigating the early morning burglary of a retail store at San Jacinto’s Farmers Corner Shopping Center, Thursday, Mar. 1, quickly identified and apprehended a San Jacinto couple they say was responsible. The pair was arrested within two hours of the reported break-in and both are now sitting in separate jail cells awaiting arraignment. After an investigation, deputies arrested Edward James Galardo, […]

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MENIFEE: High-profile theft from 85-year-old shopper results in two arrests

MENIFEE — A relatively minor theft of an elderly woman’s wallet – stolen right from inside the victim’s purse as it sat in a shopping cart while the victim shopped at a Menifee Stater Bros. Market – gained attention throughout the Inland Empire and beyond and resulted in the arrest of two San Bernardino women yesterday. The two alleged suspects […]

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