Hemet inmate accused of murdering cellmate at Riverside County jail

INDIO, Calif., — Authorities say a Hemet man who was being held in custody at a Riverside County jail in Indio on a fugitive from justice warrant was re-arrested on a new charge of murder after another man was found critically injured – and later died – inside a cell the pair were sharing.  The deceased inmate, since identified as […]

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Second Indio hit and run in days leaves third victim critically injured

INDIO, Calif., — A driver was critically injured in a head-on, hit and run collision in Indio early this morning, Wednesday, July 21. The victim remains hospitalized since the crash, which occurred on Avenue 48 near Jackson Street, according to reports. This morning’s hit and run was the second such incident to occur in Indio in the last five days, after […]

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UPDATE: Search for Indio hit and run driver who critically injured pair changing flat tire ongoing

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 21, 10:30 a.m., With person of interest named, along with other additional details. Originally Published: Monday, July 19, 7:36 p.m. INDIO, Calif., — Authorities are continuing to search for the driver of a pickup truck who fled the scene after striking two people who were in the process of changing a flat tire in Indio late Friday […]

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Indio drive by shooting results in swift arrests after suspects return to scene

INDIO, Calif., — Authorities say two men, suspected of conducting a drive by shooting in an Indio gated community were arrested after returning to the scene of the crime early yesterday morning, Sunday, July 18. Investigating officers located a handgun and more than a dozen spent shell casings, along with additional live rounds and a high capacity magazine inside the […]

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Nearly 20 weapons & drugs seized in Indio gun sales investigation – 4 arrested

INDIO, Calif., — Authorities say that multiple investigations into recent reports of illegal firearms sales in Indio and throughout the Coachella Valley led to a number of search warrants and arrests over the last two weeks. The joint operation, which involved US Customs and Border Protection, also led to the discovery and seizure of nearly 20 firearms, a wide variety of […]

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DUI suspected of teen driver after crash with ejection that killed girls, 17

INDIO, Calif. — Two Indio area families are continuing to grieve the loss of their teenage girls, who both died as a result of a wreck that CHP is now saying was caused by an intoxicated teen driver, in the unincorporated Sky Valley area of Riverside County, north of Indio, early Sunday morning, June 20. CHP Sgt. Al Saig has […]

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UPDATE: Teen girls ID’d after deadly Indio area wreck that left another in critical condition

UPDATED: Monday, June 21, 9:30 a.m. See Original Story below. INDIO, Calif. — Authorities have identified two teens who were killed in a solo-vehicle traffic accident in the unincorporated Sky Valley area of Riverside County, north of Indio, early Sunday morning, June 20. A third victim was critically injured in the fatal collision, according to California Highway Patrol and CAL […]

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South Dakota man ID’d after fatal wrong-way collision in Indio

INDIO, Calif. — Authorities say a wrong-way driver was killed and several others were injured in a three-vehicle, head-on crash in Indio Thursday morning, May 27. The deadly collision happened at the intersection of Avenue 42 and Jackson Street. The accident forced the hours-long closure of Avenue 42 and some delays in travel times were later reported by area residents. […]

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UPDATE: Remains of missing desert couple ID’d – 3 men remain in custody

Authorities investigating the May, 2017 disappearance of 28-year-old, Jonathan Reynoso, of Palm Desert, and his girlfriend, 26-year-old, Audrey Moran, of Indio, announced today that the couple has been positively identified after their remains were located in an undisclosed area of Riverside County. “It is with great sorrow to announce we have confirmed the human remains located have been positively identified […]

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Missing Indio man found dead in Imperial County

INDIO, Calif. — Officials searching for a missing Indio man, who was last heard from on Sept. 22 after sending a series of text messages to family members “that sounded like he was distraught”, sadly announced on Friday that the man’s deceased body was discovered in Imperial County. According to the US Border Patrol Search & Rescue Helicopter Unit, Mendivel […]

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