UPDATE: Unsealed indictment details charges against San Jacinto City Councilmember, other man

UPDATED: Saturday, June 19, 9:45 a.m. Originally Published: Sunday, June 13, 3:13 p.m. (See Original Story) SAN JACINTO, Calif. — The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office yesterday released information about the arrest of a San Jacinto City councilmember, a story which was initially covered exclusively by RCNS last Sunday, after word of the councilmember’s arrest emerged. San Jacinto City Councilmember […]

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More details released after fatal Hemet motorcycle crash

UPDATED: Saturday, June 19, 9 a.m., With additional details from Hemet PD. HEMET, Calif. — Authorities say a motorcyclist who was speeding nearly twice the legal posted speed limit and may have been trying to elude officers was killed when he ran a red light and smashed into another vehicle at high speed early yesterday morning, Friday, June 18. The deadly […]

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Shot twice stopping Hemet O’Reilly’s robbery, victim describes traumatizing ordeal

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 16, 1:45 p.m., With victim interview, additional details. Originally Published: Friday, June 4, 11:35 a.m. HEMET, Calif. — A Hemet man who was shot twice while intervening during an armed robbery at a Hemet O’Reilly’s Auto Parts earlier this month is speaking out about the traumatizing ordeal that nearly left him dead. Although he was shot while […]

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One dead, five injured – two critically, after Moreno Valley collision

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — One person was killed and five others were injured, including two who suffered critical injuries, after a two-vehicle traffic collision in Moreno Valley Monday evening, June 14. The deadly crash happened at the intersection of Lasselle Street and John F. Kennedy Drive, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Shot twice stopping Hemet O’Reilly’s robbery, victim […]

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BREAKING: San Jacinto City Councilmember arrested, booked on multiple charges

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Although very few details have been released, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department today confirmed to RCNS that San Jacinto City Councilmember Joel De Anda Lopez, 35, was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station and Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Online jail records and other sources indicate Lopez […]

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Kicked, punched and beaten to the ground, Hemet security guard attacked, robbed

Writer’s Note: Although RCNS has obtained the name of the suspect involved in the attack, we will not be releasing her name due to her age. Additionally, calls to Hemet PD for more information and details about the incident had not been responded to as of this report. HEMET, Calif. — The owner and president of a local security company […]

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San Jacinto man arrested for impersonating officer, conducting traffic stop

FRENCH VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say a San Jacinto man who had affixed red and blue flashing lights and a siren on his pickup truck and made at least one traffic stop while impersonating an officer in French Valley was arrested at his residence yesterday morning, Wednesday June 9th.  In addition to the alleged suspect’s red and blue lights in […]

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“Battered and bruised, but alive,” Hemet PD rescues N. Hollywood kidnap victim, arrests murder suspect

HEMET, Calif. — Authorities say a 37-year-old man who was wanted on suspicion of fatally shooting a man during the June 6th kidnapping of a North Hollywood woman was arrested during a traffic stop in Hemet Tuesday afternoon, June 8th. The victim who was fatally shot had attempted to intervene during the woman’s kidnapping, according to the Los Angeles Police […]

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Video captures deadly Valle Vista rollover crash with ejection

VALLE VISTA, Calif. — A man was fatally ejected after his SUV overturned multiple times in the unincorporated community of Valle Vista east of Hemet early this morning, Tuesday, June 8. The deadly, solo-vehicle crash happened along a sweeping curve in the area of Cedar/Fairview Avenue and Volga Street. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Man who struck woman trying to stop […]

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UPDATE: Explosion, chemical spill at SJHS forces Haz-Mat response, Shelter-In-Place order

UPDATED: Monday, June 7, 11 a.m., With Shelter-In-Place update. SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Reports of a loud explosion and spill involving pool chemicals at San Jacinto High School caused a Haz-Mat response and Shelter-In-Place order at the school’s campus this morning, Monday, June 7.  Although the Shelter-In-Place order has since been lifted, firefighters are continuing to work at the scene […]

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