UPDATE: Third death in four days rocks east valley – Victim ID’d

UPDATED: Friday, July 24, 4:50 p.m., With coroner’s release of information. COACHELLA, Calif. — Authorities are investigating a man’s “suspicious death” after his body was found in Thermal Wednesday morning, July 22. The victim’s body was found at Ave. 49 and Calle Abelia, according to officials now investigating the discovery. Wednesday’s investigation involved the third suspicious death to rock the […]

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Officials investigating second Thermal murder in three days

THERMAL, Calif. — Authorities are continuing to investigate a man’s murder after his lifeless body was found in the area of Fillmore St. and Ave. 78 in Thermal Tuesday morning, July 21. Tuesday morning’s homicide was the second of three suspicious death investigations to rock the east valley over the last four days. Based on the ongoing investigations, one of […]

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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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Indio jail escape leads to hours-long search – Inmate re-captured

INDIO, Calif. — Authorities say the escape of an inmate from John Benoit Detention Center in Indio led to an hours-long search and eventual re-capture of the inmate who somehow managed to escape the facility Saturday afternoon, July 18. The inmate, since identified as 35 year-old, Angel Felipe Aleman, had originally been booked into jail by Indio Police Department Friday, […]

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DUI suspected after deadly Palm Desert crash

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Authorities investigating a deadly two-vehicle crash that fatally ejected one driver and injured two other people say alcohol intoxication was possibly a contributing factor in the fatal collision Saturday evening, July 11. Despite life saving efforts the victim ejected from his vehicle died at an area hospital several hours after the accident, which happened at the […]

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Copper theft causes $50K in damages to FAA radar tower – Man arrested

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. — Authorities investigating a copper theft from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) radar tower that occurred last month have identified and arrested a Thousand Palms man they say was responsible for the theft. The theft caused more than $50,000 in damages to the radar tower, according to officials who investigated the incident, which occurred near the Edom […]

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Body found in Desert Hot Springs leads to murder investigation

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. — Authorities are investigating after a man’s body was discovered in the desert area of Afortunado Dr. and Santa Cruz Rd. in the unincorporated county area of Desert Hot Springs yesterday, Thursday, July 2. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: North State double homicide suspect killed in SoCal Bomb threat forces hours-long closure of Temecula DMV UPDATE: Officials […]

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Children, 2 & 6, killed – second infant airlifted after I-10 rollover

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. — Authorities are investigating the cause of a deadly rollover in Thousand Palms that killed two children, critically injured a third child, and left four other victims hospitalized with moderate injuries late Friday evening, June 19. The children killed in the solo-vehicle rollover, which happened on I-10 near Cook St., have since been identified as residents of […]

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I-10 domestic violence & shooting leads to arrest

CABAZON, Calif. — Authorities say a domestic violence incident on Interstate 10 east of the Cabazon Outlets near Haugen and Lehman Way, led to gunfire and the arrest of the alleged shooter Wednesday afternoon, May 20. Although the reported gunman was apprehended after the violent incident, officers are still searching for one of the victims, who they say the suspect […]

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Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals postponed due to coronavirus concerns

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Amidst growing concern over the coronavirus outbreak, organizers of the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals announced today that the two events had been postponed until October. The star-studded lineup for the two events included Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean for Coachella and Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, and Billy Ray Cyrus for Stagecoach. […]

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