Pickaxe-wielding parolee who fought with & punched Redding K-9 arrested after struggle

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a pickaxe-wielding woman who fled from Redding police officers during an attempted burglary investigation was arrested after fighting with a police service dog late Saturday evening, April 30. Although the alleged suspect was seen fighting with and punching the K-9, the service dog was uninjured while apprehending the violent parolee, who was later treated for […]

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Second Riverside County inmate dies in custody in four days after prolonged illness – Foul play not suspected

BANNING, Calif., — Authorities this morning said an in-custody inmate passed away while being treated at a Riverside County hospital Sunday, May 1. The male inmate, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced deceased yesterday after spending the last two weeks recovering from an unspecified illness as part of his incarceration at the Larry D Smith Correctional Facility (SCF) […]

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Motorcyclist killed after crashing into SUV in Temecula

TEMECULA, Calif., — Officials say a motorcyclist has died after crashing into the back of an SUV in Temecula Saturday evening, April 30. No other injuries were reported as a result of the fatal collision, which happened in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Calle Cortez, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Alleged gunman arrested after fatal shooting of […]

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Alleged gunman arrested after fatal shooting of Hemet man, vehicle pursuit

HEMET, Calif., — Authorities say the murder of a Hemet man led to the swift arrest of another man, after the alleged gunman led officers on a short pursuit Friday, April 29. The deadly shooting, which snuffed the life of 37-year-old Matthew Lunsford, a popular and well-liked produce manager at Hemet’s WinCo, happened in the East Hemet area of Dartmouth […]

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Jurupa Valley man arrested in connection with Norco road rage incident

NORCO, Calif., — Authorities this morning announced the arrest of a Jurupa Valley man in connection with a road rage incident that occurred last month on the I-15 Freeway in Norco. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Excessive speed, DUI suspected in fatal Winchester crash that killed Menifee mom, 32 Investigation underway after female inmate found dead inside Riverside County jail cell […]

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DHE traffic stop yields 10 pounds of fentanyl pills near Weed

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif., — Authorities say a traffic stop along the I-5 corridor near the city of Weed led to the discovery and seizure of approximately 10 pounds of fentanyl pills and the arrest of a man accused of trafficking the deadly narcotic Saturday, April 30. Yesterday’s traffic stop and arrest were made by members of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s […]

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Excessive speed, DUI suspected in fatal Winchester crash that killed Menifee mom, 32

WINCHESTER, Calif., — Authorities say a Menifee mother of two has died after being involved in a Winchester area two-vehicle, head-on collision on Domenigoni Parkway, east of Patterson Avenue, Thursday evening, April 28. CHP has since said that excessive speed is suspected to be a contributing factor in the fatal crash and according to the victim’s aunt, DUI is suspected […]

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Tinted windows lead to discovery of more than 15 pounds of meth and heroin in Yreka – SoCal man arrested

YREKA, Calif., — Authorities say a Southern California man was arrested after a Yreka traffic stop led to the discovery of more than 15 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin along with a loaded handgun, Thursday morning, April 21. The traffic stop, which was the result of a tinted windows violation according to officials, occurred on Interstate 5, north of SR-3 […]

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Investigation underway after female inmate found dead inside Riverside County jail cell

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a female inmate being housed at a Riverside County jail facility has died after being found unresponsive in her cell Thursday evening, April 28. Officials this morning said that although foul play is not suspected in the woman’s death, her actual cause of death has not been determined, pending a post-mortem. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES:  More […]

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Redding attempted murder suspect cites jealousy & fentanyl struggles after stabbing ex’s new beau

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities this morning say a stabbing incident that occurred in east Redding overnight led to the swift arrest of a man who reportedly confessed to the stabbing early Thursday morning, April 28. Although stabbed twice, the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the violent encounter, which happened in the 2000 block of Hilltop Drive, between Industrial and Presidio […]

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