Riverside officers & negotiator saved by tree when man tries to ram into them

RIVERSIDE Calif. — Authorities say a Riverside transient on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) probation was shot by officers multiple times at the end of a stolen vehicle pursuit Thursday morning, Oct. 8. The shooting happened when the man allegedly attempted to run down two officers and a Crisis Negotiator who were taking cover behind behind a tree while attempting to […]

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Woman steals Riverside fire engine while firefighters treat man who stopped breathing

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say an “extremely intoxicated” woman who stole a City of Riverside Fire Department truck and took it on a short joyride was arrested after crashing into at least two cars early Thursday evening, Oct. 1. Firefighters were handling a life-threatening medical emergency and helping treat an elderly victim who had stopped breathing when they realized someone had […]

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Riverside DUI crash injures two officers, five others

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Officials say an intoxicated driver ran a red light and crashed into two vehicles, including an on-duty Riverside Police Department patrol vehicle and mini-van, Thursday evening, Aug. 27. According to authorities, the driver who caused the collision was more than three times the legal limit when he crashed into the other vehicles. Two officers from the patrol […]

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Naked transient enters home, sexually assaults mother & disabled daughter

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say a naked transient who entered a Riverside home and sexually assaulted a mother and her adult, developmentally disabled daughter was arrested after responding officers caught the man in the act of brutalizing the two women early this morning, Thursday, Aug. 20. The alleged suspect, since identified as Manuel Paul Benavente, 34, of Riverside, was booked […]

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One dead, one in custody after Lake Mathews shooting

LAKE MATHEWS, Calif. — Authorities say a man has been arrested in the shooting death of his roommate in a residential neighborhood in the unincorporated area of Lake Hills, north of Lake Mathews, Monday evening, Aug. 17. The deadly shooting and arrest, which happened at a two-story home on the 17000 block of Canyon Creek Ct., between Lakepoint Dr. and La […]

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Recruit dies during training at Riverside sheriff’s academy

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Riverside County Sheriff’s officials today announced the death of a recruit, who passed away during training at the department’s Ben Clark Training Center on Davis Ave. in Riverside, Tuesday morning, August 11. The recruit, who was employed by an outside agency, was attending the sworn sheriff’s academy at the large, multi-agency public safety training center, according to authorities […]

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Riverside sex offender charged with June sex assaults

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities yesterday announced the arrest of a registered sex offender, accused in the sexual assaults and attempted rapes of two women in Riverside last June. The victims in both cases managed to fight their way free from their alleged attacker and were later able to provide detailed information and descriptions of the suspect that ultimately led to […]

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No injuries after 300′ crane collapses onto Kaiser Hospital

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — No injuries were reported after a 300 foot crane collapsed while working at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, at 10800 Magnolia Ave., yesterday afternoon, Saturday, July 11. Witnesses to the collapse later said from the scene that the fact that no one was injured was likely due to safety precautions being adhered to when the potentially deadly accident happened. […]

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DUI suspected in fatal Riverside motorcycle crash – Victim ID’d

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities investigating a fatal, solo-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle say alcohol intoxication is suspected to be a contributing factor in the deadly accident Sunday afternoon, June 28. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Officials ID Perris couple killed in shootout with security guard outside Riverside nightclub Deadly shooting between Moreno Valley family members called self-defense Large Eastvale party […]

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