RivCo training academy closes after recruits test positive for COVID-19

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — In the wake of several recruits testing positive for COVID-19, the Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, which offers comprehensive law enforcement, fire, and correctional custody public safety training for law enforcement and fire agencies throughout California, recently announced that the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department had temporarily suspended their academy training program. Although officials have made no […]

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“SLOW THE F-AST DOWN”: says CHP

A new statewide initiative recently issued by California Highway Patrol and the State of California encourages drivers to “Slow The Fast Down” and understand the dangers of speeding. Saying that excessive speeding went way up during the beginning of the state’s mandated COVID-19 public health crisis related stay-at-home orders in March, CHP recently announced that between March 19 and April […]

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ShasCo Sheriff, Redding PD Chief say they “will not be enforcing” recent COVID-19 mandates

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — In response to the latest COVID-19 public health crisis related mandates announced by California Governor Gavin Newsom last week, both Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini and City of Redding Police Chief Bill Schueller have announced that their departments – the two largest law enforcement agencies based within Shasta County – will not be enforcing any of the […]

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Knife-wielding man fatally shot by officers in Beaumont

BEAUMONT, Calif. — Officials in Beaumont say a man armed with two large knives who advanced toward officers was fatally shot Sunday evening, Nov. 22. No officers or other citizens were injured during the deadly incident, which happened in the intersection of 6th Street and Beaumont Avenue. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Boy suffers “significant injuries” after Temecula assault, attempted sodomy […]

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Boy suffers “significant injuries” after Temecula assault, attempted sodomy

TEMECULA, Calif. — Authorities say they arrested a man who allegedly beat and attempted to sodomize a teenage boy in Temecula in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 23. The incident, which left the teen hospitalized with “significant injuries”, happened in a wash area southeast of Temecula and Pechanga parkways, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Edmond Seltzer later said of the […]

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Hemet officer wounded in drive-by shooting – Gunman arrested

HEMET, Calif. — Authorities say that one of two officers investigating reports of someone indiscriminately shooting a gun in Hemet was struck by gunfire when the suspect drove back through the area of the initially reported shootings and fired upon the officers early this morning, Monday, Nov. 23. The suspect, 20-year-old, Robert Moran, of Hemet, was apprehended shortly after the […]

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Driver shot after deputy struck by suspect’s car at end of pursuit

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say that a man who led deputies on a pursuit in Moreno Valley was shot when he accelerated in reverse and struck a deputy Friday evening, Nov. 20. Both the injured deputy and driver who was shot were hospitalized after the incident and their current conditions were not known as of this report. A passenger […]

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OP/ED: …Of Facebook and censorship

Here is a short personal account of Facebook and censorship:   A lot of people don’t realize that in addition to covering breaking stories along with crime, accident and public safety news for Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS), I also cover community interest stories, business events and news, and state and national headline news, […]

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More details & suspect’s name released after crash that injured APD officer

ANDERSON, Calif. — Authorities investigating a high-speed, pursuit-related crash involving a stolen vehicle that injured an Anderson police officer last Sunday morning, Nov. 15 have released additional information related to the crash as well as the alleged suspect’s name. The suspect, a wanted felon on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) probation out of Shasta County for a charge of domestic […]

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Pinned under heavy fire, deputies shoot Eastvale man, rescue 3 juveniles

EASTVALE, Calif. — Riverside County sheriff’s deputies found themselves pinned under heavy fire and needing to be rescued during an unknown trouble call in Eastvale early Saturday morning, Nov. 14. While exchanging gunfire with the armed suspect, deputies put out a priority call for emergency assistance, at which time a half-dozen area law enforcement agencies responded to the scene to […]

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