Additional details released after fatal I-10 deputy-involved shooting

UPDATED: Saturday, April 10, 12:45 p.m., With Sheriff’s release of information.UPDATED: Sunday, April 11, 5:36 p.m., With additional witness statements. See Original Story below. CABAZON, Calif. — Additional details continue to emerge after a tire iron-wielding man who was vandalizing vehicles and charged at a deputy was fatally shot on Interstate 10 near Cabazon Friday morning, April 9. The fatal […]

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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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Palm Desert deputy stabbed during violent encounter – Suspect arrested

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Authorities say a man who stabbed a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was apprehended after a violent and bloody struggle in Palm Desert Tuesday afternoon, March 30. Both the stabbed deputy and suspect, Christian Matthew Choi, 51, of La Quinta, were hospitalized after the armed encounter, which happened in the area El Paseo and Lupine Lane, near […]

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Shots fired at deputies during pursuit, followed by Morongo barricaded standoff, leads to arrest

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 30, 12:45 p.m., With additional details from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Originally Published: Monday, March 29, 11:35 a.m. Cabazon, Calif. — Officials have released additional details regarding a pursuit that ended with the suspect shooting at pursuing deputies before barricading himself inside a Morongo residence Sunday, March 28. The alleged gunman, since identified as 52-year-old, Michael Dennis […]

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Videos of fatal Thousand Palms officer-involved shooting released

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2:20 p.m. Originally Published: Jan. 29, 2021 See Original Report: Rifle-wielding man trying to kill estranged wife fatally shot after high-speed chase RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco yesterday released a Critical Incident review that included a more detailed explanation of last January’s fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred at the end of a […]

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Armed road rage incident leads to fatal Indian Wells deputy-involved shooting

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — A handgun-wielding man who reportedly threatened to kill another driver after getting into an argument in La Quinta, was later fatally shot after pointing his weapon at deputies a few blocks away earlier this morning, Monday, February 15. The fatal shooting, which happened outside the gates of the Desert Horizons Country Club in Indian Wells, was […]

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CHP motor officer seriously injured after sideswiped on I-10 in Whitewater

WHITEWATER, Calif. — A CHP motorcycle officer was seriously injured and remains hospitalized with major injuries after he was sideswiped by a car and thrown from his motorcycle Saturday afternoon, Feb. 6. The crash, which led to two other vehicles colliding, happened on the westbound I-10 near state route 62, in the unincorporated Riverside County area of Whitewater, according to […]

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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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Thousand Palms shooting leaves local man, 39, dead

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. — Officials say a local man was murdered in Thousand Palms early yesterday morning, Friday, Jan. 29. The fatal shooting happened inside a private residence in the 73000 block of Stanton Drive near Hopi Drive, between Wells Fargo Road and Chiricahua Drive, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Rifle-wielding man trying to kill estranged wife fatally shot […]

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