Months-long search for missing Hemet woman, 73, ends in tragedy

MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. — Authorities today announced that the seven-month search for a missing Hemet woman tragically ended with the discovery of what was believed to be her remains in the Mountain Center area near Idyllwild earlier this month. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since confirmed that the discovered remains were that of 73-year-old, Rosario Garcia, who was reported missing […]

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One killed, two airlifted after motorcycles crash on Hwy 74

UPDATED: Sunday, Aug. 9, 4 p.m., With additional details provided by CHP. See Original Story below. MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. — CHP has reported that both lanes of travel were re-opened around 3:45 p.m., and say their accident investigation is active and ongoing. Original Story UPDATED: Sunday, Aug. 9, 3:45 p.m., With additional details. MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. — One person was […]

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Palm Desert sex offender stabbed two before throwing young daughter off cliff, say officials

UPDATED: Thursday, May 7, 7:15 p.m., With additional details. RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — A Palm Desert registered sex offender remains hospitalized pending murder and other charges after he allegedly hurled his one-year-old daughter to her death from a steep cliff Wednesday morning, May 6. The child’s murder happened after a series of violent crimes that began at an Indian Wells […]

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Nine arrested during SW RivCo sex offender compliance checks

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE COUNTY — Nine people were arrested for various charges and outstanding warrants when officials conducted a two-day “zero tolerance” compliance check of registered sex offenders Feb. 20 and 21. The targeted enforcement operation focused on the unincorporated areas of Idyllwild, Mountain Center, Anza, Aguanga, and Sage. During the operation, officials located and seized four firearms, five grams of […]

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Seriously injured motorcyclist airlifted after Mountain Center crash

MOUNTAIN CENTER — A motorcyclist was airlifted with serious injuries after crashing while riding in the mountains south of Idyllwild, in Mountain Center earlier this afternoon, Sunday, Jan. 19. The solo-vehicle crash happened on Hwy. 74 near Keen Camp Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Former RSO Chief Deputy, 72, swept up in Temecula prostitution sting Yucaipa In-N-Out Burger and Corky‚Äôs […]

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Two hospitalized after Hwy 74 crash near Pinyon Pines

PINYON PINES — Two drivers were hospitalized after a head-on crash along Highway 74 yesterday afternoon, Saturday, July 21. The two-vehicle crash, which happened near mile marker 86.28, between Palm Desert and Mountain Center, temporarily closed access between the two communities, a CHP incident log and witness statements indicated. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Speed cited in fatal Jurupa Valley crash […]

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Hiker, 52, rescued after 100′ fall near Apache Peak

MOUNTAIN CENTER — A 52-year-old, Coronado man was airlifted to an area hospital after he reportedly slipped and fell more than 100 feet down a mountain while hiking near Apache Peak Thursday morning, April 4. Apache Peak is along the Pacific Crest Trail and located east of Mountain Center. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Paraglider suffers serious injuries, airlifted after SJ […]

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Hwy 243 closed after portions of road swept away

BANNING — A large portion of Hwy 243 between Banning and Mountain Center has been closed indefinitely after sections of the two-lane mountain roadway were swept away earlier today, according to a CHP incident log for the San Gorgonio Pass area. The road closures are due to ongoing heavy rains and flooding that continue to pound the Riverside County area […]

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4 injured, 2 air-lifted, after Hwy 74 crash near Mt. Center

MOUNTAIN CENTER — Officials are investigating a crash in Mountain Center that injured four people, including two victims who were airlifted from the scene with serious injuries, after a vehicle smashed into a tree and overturned Sunday morning, Feb. 10. The single-vehicle accident happened on the 56000 block of State Route 74, near Apple Canyon Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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UPDATE: Missing 2 weeks, elderly Idyllwild man’s body discovered

UPDATED: Monday, Dec. 10, 12 p.m. See Original Story and all previous updates below. IDYLLWILD — Officials have announced that the body of missing Idyllwild resident David Bradish, 80, was found over the weekend. Bradish, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, had been missing for two weeks, when his body was discovered Saturday, Dec. 8. According to Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials, Bradish’s […]

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