Motorcyclist airlifted after Desert Center racetrack crash

DESERT CENTER, Calif. — A motorcyclist was seriously injured and airlifted by a medical helicopter after crashing at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in the 25300 block of Rice Road/Hwy 177 in Desert Center Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Two dead, three injured after Aguanga crash Skydivers injured, one seriously, after Lake Elsinore jump Banning father of four killed, […]

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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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Desert Hot Springs man charged in toddler’s murder

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A Desert Hot Springs man has been arrested in San Bernardino after reportedly admitting to killing his girlfriend’s three-year-old son Saturday, Nov. 21. He was officially charged by the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office Nov. 24. Although the suspect, 24-year-old Santos Guerrero Rodriguez, initially told investigators the child “had fallen off a razor scooter and struck […]

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Second arrest made in Coachella Valley human trafficking case

UPDATED: Friday, Nov. 20, 4:11 p.m., With additional details. Originally Published: Friday, Nov. 12, 2:25 p.m. THERMAL Calif. — Authorities have announced that two men have now been arrested in an ongoing human trafficking investigation in the Coachella Valley community of Thermal. Both men, who are residents of Thermal, have been charged with a variety of crimes, including human trafficking […]

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Videos of deputies shooting rifle-wielding man outside sheriff’s sub-station released

UPDATED: Friday, Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m. See Original Story below. LA QUINTA, Calif. — Authorities today released body-worn camera footage of a deadly shooting involving a rifle-wielding man that happened outside a Riverside County Sheriff’s Sub-Station at the La Quinta City Hall last September. The suspect, since identified as Randy Fedorchuk, 65, of La Quinta, was killed in the shooting and […]

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UPDATE: Desert Hot Springs murder victim ID’d

UPDATED: Thursday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m., With coroner’s release of information and other details. Originally Published: Monday, Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m. DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. — Authorities say a Desert Hot Springs felon who was already on probation from a 2018 felony spousal abuse conviction fatally shot a woman he was involved in a relationship with Saturday evening, Nov. 7. The […]

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Desert Center suspicious death investigation continuing – Victim ID’d

UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1:15 p.m., With coroner’s release of information. DESERT CENTER, Calif. — Although few details have been released, officials have confirmed the discovery of a deceased man in an unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Desert Center, Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18. The victim’s lifeless body was found in an agricultural area near Kaiser and Oasis roads, according […]

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Multi-agency Cabazon community cleanup a “collaborative success”

CABAZON, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol San Gorgonio Pass Area in conjunction with Riverside County’s Fifth District Supervisor Jeff Hewitt, recently joined efforts with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department; Cabazon Station, Code Enforcement, Behavioral Health, Department of Public Social Services, Housing Authority, Waste Resources, Probation Department and Animal Control in a joint collaboration to address unsightly trash, criminal activity, […]

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UPDATE: Remains of missing desert couple ID’d – 3 men remain in custody

Authorities investigating the May, 2017 disappearance of 28-year-old, Jonathan Reynoso, of Palm Desert, and his girlfriend, 26-year-old, Audrey Moran, of Indio, announced today that the couple has been positively identified after their remains were located in an undisclosed area of Riverside County. “It is with great sorrow to announce we have confirmed the human remains located have been positively identified […]

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Car stolen with toddler inside found in Cathedral City field

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. — Authorities say a convicted felon, already on probation for an earlier vehicle theft conviction, was arrested after allegedly stealing a car with a young child inside it late Sunday evening, Oct. 11. Although the child was initially described as being one-year-old, the victim’s mother, Daisy Rios, later confirmed the kidnapped child was actually two-years-old. The […]

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