Fake guns, real consequences, after recent Redding incidents

REDDING, Calif. — Two back-to-back Redding incidents involving realistic-looking replica firearms ended with the arrests of two men in Redding this past weekend. One of the incidents led to a nearly hour-long standoff with one of the men, who was seen waving what appeared to be a real handgun and pointing the suspected firearm at passing motorists. Another recent incident […]

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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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Motorcyclist dead after Perris crash

PERRIS, Calif. — Authorities say a motorcyclist died after a solo-vehicle crash in Perris Saturday afternoon, April 3, according to Sheriff and Fire officials. The fatal accident, which happened south of the intersection of A Street and Mapes Road, was the second of two fatal motorcycle-related crashes to occur in southwest Riverside County the same day. The other deadly crash involved […]

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Idyllwild motorcyclist, former HHS wrestling coach, ID’d after deadly Moreno Valley crash

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say a motorcyclist was killed after a collision involving a passenger van in an unincorporated area of Moreno Vally north of San Jacinto Saturday morning, March 3. Although very few details have been reported, the deadly crash happened at the intersection of Gilman Springs Road and Bridge Street, according to a Cal Fire-Riverside social media release. […]

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Woman seriously injured, airlifted after Burney incident, CHP investigating

BURNEY, Calif. — Officials today are continuing to investigate an incident that seriously injured a Burney woman last night, Saturday, April 3. The incident, which was initially reported as a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run, allegedly happened in the area of Mountain View Road and Hudson Street, just north of Main Street. However, a CHP official today told SCNS, […]

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Moreno Valley kidnap investigation leads to fatal deputy-involved shooting

MORENO VALLEY. Calif. — Authorities say the search for a Corona man wanted in connection with a possible kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon that occurred earlier in the day was fatally shot after a standoff at a Moreno Valley home Saturday evening, April 3. The deadly shooting happened in the 16000 block of La Fortuna Lane, according to […]

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Sought after attempted kidnapping, wanted felon fatally shot in Corona

CORONA, Calif. — Authorities say a wanted felon who was being sought in connection with an assault with a firearm and attempted kidnapping the night before was fatally shot when officials from multiple agencies attempted to arrest him Friday evening, April 2. The deadly shooting, which occurred during a surveillance operation, happened at the Welcome Inn at 1248 West Sixth […]

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Hemet man ID’d as victim of Sage murder

UPDATED: Friday, April 9, 12:18 p.m. See Original Story below. SAGE, Calif. — Officials have identified a man whose lifeless body was discovered in the rural and unincorporated community of Sage, south of Hemet and east of Temecula, early Saturday morning, April 2. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified the victim as 30-year-old, Guadalupe Diaz, of Hemet. Officials have […]

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The Sky Blue mine and its 1860s origins

Author: Jeremy Tuggle – Education and Community Engagement Manager – Shasta Historical Society In 1863 Colonel William Magee, a noted surveyor, miner, prospector, and resident of Shasta, California, located the quartz vein of the Original Sky Blue mine of the Middle Creek mining district. After an examination of this vein, gold was extracted from it which yielded some lucrative high-grade […]

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Fleeing motorcyclist suffers major injuries in Redding crash

REDDING, Calif. — A motorcyclist who fled from a Redding traffic stop was seriously injured when he attempted to run a red light and plowed broadside into a passenger sedan Thursday afternoon, April 1.  After the major injury collision, which happened at the intersection of Eureka Way and Pioneer Drive, officers determined the rider, Hunter Dorsey, 24, of Redding, had […]

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