Released from probation just months earlier, Palm Springs sex offender arrested again on same charges

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., — The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office announced yesterday that charges have been filed against a registered sex offender they say is suspected of possessing child pornography. At the time of his arrest, the man, 38-year-old Palm Springs resident Matthew David Pettineo, had just been released from probation in March for a 2015 conviction for the same […]

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Hemet students suspected of involvement in large fight, shots fired at popular park near WVHS campus

HEMET, Calif., — Residents who live near Hemet’s Brubaker Park were shocked yesterday to see a large fight break out followed by shots fired and people fleeing from the area in every direction yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, Sept. 22. Responding officers, who converged on the area from around the city, found shell casings and ultimately detained several juveniles believed to have been […]

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Mandatory evacuation orders, Code Red notifications continue as Fawn Fire explodes to 1,200 acres

UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 23, 10:26 a.m., With additional evacuation warnings, other updates. UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 23, 1:32 p.m., With additional evacuation warnings, other updates.UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2:15 p.m., With suspect’s arrest information. Originally Published: Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:25 a.m. REDDING, Calif. — Mandatory evacuation orders related to the still-growing Fawn Fire, burning in the Tierra Oaks area north of […]

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Anderson City Council unanimously votes Jon Poletski to position of Police Chief

ANDERSON, Calif., — The Anderson Police Department yesterday proudly announced that Anderson City Councilmembers had unanimously voted to transition Interim Chief Jon Poletski to the full position of Anderson Police Chief. Poletski was tapped to serve as the interim Chief of Police last month, when then-Chief Michael Johnson was appointed to the position of Sheriff of Shasta County. Poletski came […]

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Driver dead after fiery Shingletown rollover accident

SHINGLETOWN, Calif., — Authorities have confirmed that one person was killed in a fiery, solo-vehicle rollover crash in the Shingletown area early Sunday evening, Sept. 19. The fatal accident happened on Hwy 44, about one mile east of Brokeoff Meadows Road, according to local volunteer fire officials. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Redding road rage collision leads to arrest of “heavily […]

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From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher: Fall River school honors recent bombing victims – “The 13”

On August 26, over 100 people were killed in a bombing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul Afghanistan. Among the dead were 13 American military personnel. The death of these soldiers stunned and saddened the American public, coming at a time that the countries longest war was coming to an end, and as gigantic airlift was moving people […]

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Driver suffering medical crisis leads to pedestrian’s death in Eastvale parking lot

UPDATED: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 9:42 a.m., With coroner’s release of information. Originally Published: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 12:05 p.m. EASTVALE, Calif., — Authorities say a driver suffering a medical crisis crashed through a metal gate and struck a pedestrian walking through a parking lot outside the Eastvale Amazon Fulfillment Center, killing him Monday evening, Sept. 20. Both the driver and a […]

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UPDATE: Accused of sexual abuse of minor, SJUSD coach/security guard free on $5,000 bail

UPDATED: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 12:05 p.m., With additional details regarding suspect’s release from custody. Originally Published: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 5:32 a.m. SAN JACINTO, Calif., — A local man who works for the San Jacinto Unified School District as a coach and security guard who was arrested on Tuesday is out of custody after posting $5,000 bail or bond the day […]

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Redding road rage collision leads to arrest of “heavily intoxicated” man

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a “heavily intoxicated” man in a car who followed another driver while yelling obscenities at them before purposefully striking the victim’s vehicle was arrested yesterday evening, Sunday, Sept. 19. Later, while being booked into jail, the alleged drunk driver began resisting arresting and booking officers and threatened to harm them and their families, leading to […]

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Body of elderly woman – retired homicide detective – found inside Riverside freezer, victim’s daughter questioned

UPDATED: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 11:27 a.m., With additional details. Originally Published: Monday, Sept. 20, 11:08 a.m. RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say their investigation is continuing after an 87-year-old woman’s body was found stuffed inside a freezer in the garage of a Riverside home over the weekend. A woman, reported to be the victim’s daughter, was questioned but remains free while […]

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