Armed with stolen handgun, Hemet man arrested after multiple residential burglary attempts in Banning

BANNING, Calif., — Authorities say a Hemet man who was seen attempting to break into multiple houses throughout the day and evening of Sunday, May 7 was arrested early the next morning after officers located the man wandering through a Banning neighborhood. At the time of his arrest, the alleged would-be-burglar was found to be in possession of a stolen […]

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Second Riverside County inmate dies in custody in four days after prolonged illness – Foul play not suspected

BANNING, Calif., — Authorities this morning said an in-custody inmate passed away while being treated at a Riverside County hospital Sunday, May 1. The male inmate, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced deceased yesterday after spending the last two weeks recovering from an unspecified illness as part of his incarceration at the Larry D Smith Correctional Facility (SCF) […]

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11 adults and 7 dogs displaced after fire destroys two Banning homes

BANNING, Calif., — Eleven adults and seven dogs are lucky to be alive today after a swift-moving fire destroyed a pair of adjacent single-story multi-family residences in Banning yesterday afternoon, Thursday, April 7. The destructive second-alarm blaze, which fire officials say was fueled by high winds, happened at a complex in the 100 block of N. 4th Street, near W. […]

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Banning officer resigns after arrested for sending obscene images to minor, using minor to create sexually explicit matter

BANNING, Calif., — New details have been released after a former Banning police officer was arrested for allegedly distributing harmful and obscene matter to a minor, including explicit photos of a sexual nature, earlier this month. The suspect’s booking charges indicate he has also been accused of using a minor to create sexually explicit matter. Officials have since said the alleged […]

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Video reveals chaotic Beaumont shooting as officials race to save officer crushed underneath overturned vehicle

BEAUMONT, Calif., — Newly released video footage of a deadly officer and deputy-involved shooting that occurred in Beaumont last December is helping to shed light on the circumstances that led to the death of a wanted felon. The video also showed the simultaneous and heroic rescue of an officer – amidst heavy gunfire – who was left trapped and injured […]

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San Jacinto woman comes home to burglar eating her food – Banning parolee arrested

SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Authorities say a felon on parole who was interrupted while burglarizing a San Jacinto residence Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5, was arrested the next day after a homeowner caught him inside her home and eating her food. Although the alleged burglar threatened the victim and fled the scene with property stolen from the woman’s home, he was […]

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UPDATE: Rifle-wielding man who repeatedly fired upon pursuing officers killed in Palm Springs

UPDATED: Friday, Oct. 15, 12:30 p.m., With additional details and information from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Originally Published: Thursday, Oct. 14, 11:55 a.m. RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., — Authorities have confirmed that a man who led officers and deputies on a dangerous, twenty mile pursuit early Thursday morning – all while continuing to fire at pursuing officials – was later killed […]

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UPDATE: Big Bear residents killed after plane crashes near Banning Municipal Airport

UPDATED: Saturday, July 31, 11:30 a.m., With additional details. BANNING, Calif. — Additional details have emerged and authorities have confirmed that two people¬†were killed when a small plane they were traveling in crashed in a vacant field northwest of Banning Municipal Airport Friday morning. The plane crash, which happened in the area of Hathaway and Ramsey streets, killed both occupants. […]

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Initially declared deceased with “no viable signs of life”, man takes breath when pulled – alive – from SUV

BANNING, Calif., — Left trapped inside the overturned and mangled wreckage of an SUV after a Banning crash with ejection, a victim who was initially declared deceased was eventually found to be alive – about an hour later – when they suddenly and unexpectedly took a breath when finally being pulled from the heavily damaged vehicle Wednesday afternoon, July 14. […]

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Banning ATV pursuit yields gun, drugs, cash – One arrested

BANNING, Calif., — Authorities say a man who fled from Gang Task Force officials on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) in Banning was apprehended after abandoning his vehicle and running into a home Saturday evening, July 10. The alleged suspect was discovered to be in possession of a loaded handgun and a large quantity of cash, along with cocaine and other […]

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