Dangerous I-10 pursuit in Blythe ends with arrest of AZ man

BLYTHE, Calif. — Authorities say an Arizona man was arrested after leading deputies on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit on Interstate 10 near the Arrowhead Highway in Blythe, just west of the California and Arizona border early Saturday morning, April 3. Although the man tried walking away from his vehicle after it became stuck, he was quickly apprehended, according to Sheriff’s […]

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No injuries after plane crashes, ends up on its roof, in Thermal

THERMAL, Calif. — A pilot escaped injury when a single-engine airplane crashed and flipped onto its roof while landing at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal Friday afternoon, Feb. 5, according to fire and sheriff’s officials. Previously known as the Thermal Airport, the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport is a public-use airport owned by Riverside County. Friday’s crash was the […]

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Toddler dead after running behind backing-up car driven by teen

THERMAL, Calif. — Authorities say a one-year-old child was killed after being struck by a vehicle outside a Thermal residence early Tuesday evening, Feb. 2. The fatal accident happened in the area of Shore Oasis Street, northeast of S. Marina and Harbor drives, near Salton City west of the Salton Sea. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Riverside County Sex Trafficking Operation […]

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Man dead after fiery Thermal head-on wreck

THERMAL, Calif. — Authorities say one person was killed and another was hospitalized after a fiery, two-vehicle wreck in Thermal early Tuesday evening, Nov. 24. The fatal head-on collision happened near the intersection of Grapefruit and 60th Avenue, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Boy suffers “significant injuries” after Temecula assault, attempted sodomy Hemet officer wounded in drive-by shooting – Gunman arrested […]

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EPA issues emergency drinking water order to Oasis Mobile Home Park

THERMAL, Calif. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new emergency drinking water order to the Oasis Mobile Home Park, which is located on the Torres Martinez Tribe’s lands in California. The order calls on Oasis to comply with federal drinking water requirements and to identify and correct problems with its drinking water system that present a danger to the residents of the […]

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Homicide confirmed – Victim remains unidentified, after body found in burning car

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. See Original Story below. THERMAL, Calif. — Authorities say a suspicious death investigation has been changed to a homicide investigation after a man’s body was discovered in a burning vehicle in Thermal early Saturday morning, July 18. The man’s murder was the first of three suspicious deaths to rock the east valley over the […]

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Menifee man, 66, rescued from Colorado River

COLORADO RIVER — An elderly man from Menifee was rescued Thursday, Oct. 10, after spending the night stranded after his inner tube flattened and he failed to return to his party the previous day. The man’s disappearance triggered an extensive search and rescue operation that ended when deputies searching the river on a Sheriff’s patrol boat located the stranded man […]

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San Jacinto brothers, 14 & 13, ID’d after fatally crushed in crash that injured girls, 13 & 9

UPDATED: Saturday, Sept. 21, 3:10 p.m., With coroner’s release of information. See Original Story below. MESA VERDE — Officials have identified two San Jacinto brothers who were fatally crushed after an off-road UTV overturned while being driven by a 13-year-old San Jacinto girl last Sunday morning, Sept 15. The deadly crash, which also injured the teen driver and another girl, […]

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Coachella bicyclist, 34, killed by drunk driver

COACHELLA — A bicyclist was fatally struck by an alleged drunk driver while riding in Coachella early Saturday morning, April 27. The alleged drunk driver was later arrested at the scene, but was released within hours of his arrest after posting 50,000 bail. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Homeland motorcyclist, 42, killed yesterday, ID’d SWAT and K-9s track down Lake […]

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Overturned big-rig near Desert Center causes I-10 nightmare

DESERT CENTER — Authorities remain at the scene of a wreck involving an overturned tractor-trailer big-rig that forced a SigAlert and is continuing to cause delays of several hours on the eastbound I-10. The rollover crash, which may have involved a second vehicle, happened near Red Cloud Mine Rd/Exit 182, this morning, Saturday, March 23, according to a CHP incident […]

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