San Jacinto woman, 28, ID’d after deadly SR-60 rollover

BEAUMONT, Calif. — A woman has died after a single-vehicle rollover crash in an unincorporated area of Beaumont, just east of Moreno Valley, late Sunday evening, Dec. 13. The fatal accident happened on the eastbound 60 Freeway, west of Jack Rabbit Trail, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Two women dead, third injured after Hemet hit and run – […]

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Banning father of four killed, 5 others injured after I-10 rollover

WHITEWATER, Calif. — Officials say a flat tire led to a solo-vehicle rollover crash that killed a father and injured his spouse and four children in the unincorporated Whitewater area just east of Cabazon late yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, Dec. 2. The deadly crash happened along the eastbound I-10, between the Haugen-Lehmann Way and Main Street offramps, according to California Highway […]

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Knife-wielding man fatally shot by officers in Beaumont

BEAUMONT, Calif. — Officials in Beaumont say a man armed with two large knives who advanced toward officers was fatally shot Sunday evening, Nov. 22. No officers or other citizens were injured during the deadly incident, which happened in the intersection of 6th Street and Beaumont Avenue. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Boy suffers “significant injuries” after Temecula assault, attempted sodomy […]

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One dead after Beaumont crash

BEAUMONT, Calif. — California Highway Patrol has reported that a man was killed in a two-vehicle crash that happened in Beaumont early Wednesday evening, Nov. 4. A passenger from the second vehicle was hospitalized with complaints of pain after the deadly wreck that happened at the intersection of Brookside Avenue and Union Street. A power pole that was knocked down in […]

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Banning DUI pursuit leads to arrest of man with prior DUI

BANNING, Calif. — A man with at least one prior DUI conviction was arrested again for DUI after leading Gang Task Force officials on a dangerous pursuit in the Banning area Thursday evening, Oct. 22. Although the chase was terminated for officer and citizen safety reasons, Gang Task Force members eventually located the vehicle that fled, along with a man […]

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UPDATE: Beaumont murder-suicide investigation continuing – Deceased ID’d

UPDATED: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2:30 p.m. See original Story below. Beaumont murder-suicide investigation continuing – Deceased ID’d BEAUMONT, Calif. — Authorities in Beaumont are investigating a murder-suicide after a man shot and killed his neighbor before turning the gun on himself late Saturday evening, Sept. 26. The fatal encounter, which was reported by the gunman’s wife, happened at a private […]

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3 RivCo inmates ID’d in beating death of fellow inmate

BANNING, Calif. — Authorities investigating the Sept. 8 beating death of an inmate at Banning’s Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility say three inmates have been identified as participating in the man’s murder. The inmate killed in the attack, since identified as Rosendo Echevarria, 29, of Cathedral City, was facing multiple charges related to sex crimes against children from a case dating back […]

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Increased “Badlands” speed enforcement coming to SR-60

Motorists speeding through the Route 60 Truck Lanes construction zone in Riverside County between Beaumont and Moreno Valley may be seeing flashing red and blue lights in their rearview mirrors, due to newly enhanced California Highway Patrol enforcement in this area. The CHP San Gorgonio Pass Office has dedicated additional resources for speed enforcement to enhance the safety of construction […]

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Beaten to death by other inmates, Cathedral City man was facing multiple child molest charges

UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 10, 12:30 p.m. See Original Story below. BANNING, Calif. — Officials have identified a 29-year-old Cathedral City man as the inmate they say was beaten to death by other inmates at Banning’s Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility on Tuesday. Although authorities have not provided a possible motive for the deadly attack, the inmate, Rosendo Echevarria, was facing […]

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Banning business destroyed by blaze

BANNING, Calif. — Firefighters spent about two and a half hours battling a commercial structure fire that tore through and ultimately destroyed a Banning business late Wednesday evening, July 22. The blaze happened at Lithopass Printing Forms, on the 90 block of S. San Gorgonio Ave., between E. Ramsey and E. Livingston streets, according to fire officials. LEADING THE RCNS […]

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