Oregon man arrested for DUI/murder after Palm Springs five-vehicle wreck kills one, injures six

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., — Authorities say an Oregon man was arrested for murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, and DUI, after a five-vehicle, chain-reaction collision in Palm Springs that left one man dead and six other victims injured early Monday evening, Dec. 27. The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of N. Palm Canyon Drive and Alejo Road and forced the hours-long […]

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Spotted wandering alone in Palm Springs, young boy reunited with family

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., — Reports of a small child seen wandering alone and crying near a busy Palm Springs intersection kicked off a frantic search for the toddler, who was eventually located safe and later returned to his family. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Riverside woman, 55, killed, juvenile seriously injured, in Jurupa Valley crash Additional details released after plane suffers […]

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Desert Hot Springs teens, both convicted felons, arrested after Palm Springs traffic stop

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., — A pair of teenage¬†convicted felons, both of whom are documented criminal street gang members, were arrested after a traffic enforcement stop and subsequent search warrant uncovered two handguns, including one which had been reported stolen Friday morning, Nov. 12. Officials also seized high-capacity magazines and ammunition as a result of the stop and search warrant. LEADING […]

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Officials say woman found in Palm Springs with gunshot wound to the head was murdered

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., — Police today confirmed that what began a suspicious death investigation has now turned into a murder investigation after a woman’s lifeless body was found inside a parked car in Palm Springs early Monday morning, Oct. 25. The victim was found with a gunshot wound to her head in the area of Cherokee Way and E. Palm […]

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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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Released from probation just months earlier, Palm Springs sex offender arrested again on same charges

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., — The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office announced yesterday that charges have been filed against a registered sex offender they say is suspected of possessing child pornography. At the time of his arrest, the man, 38-year-old Palm Springs resident Matthew David Pettineo, had just been released from probation in March for a 2015 conviction for the same […]

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Man who called 911 & reported fatal Palm Springs shooting arrested

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Authorities say a man who called 911 to report having been involved in a Palm Springs shooting was later arrested early Tuesday morning, June 22. The man was later booked into jail on suspicion of murder and discharging a firearm resulting in great bodily injuries. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Family had pulled over for flat […]

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UPDATE: Two of three Banning teens ID’d, fourth teen remains hospitalized after deadly Palm Springs crash

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 26, 10:20 a.m., With coroner’s releases of information. Originally Published: Monday, May 23, 5:26 p.m. PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that three minors were killed and another juvenile was seriously injured and remains hospitalized after a single-vehicle rollover crash in Palm Springs Friday evening. Two of the minors died at the scene […]

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Unlicensed bail agent charged with murder after deadly Palm Springs shooting

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., — Authorities say an unlicensed bond agent with a criminal history – who was prohibited from possessing a firearm – was arrested after a deadly Palm Springs encounter involving a man that bail agents were trying to apprehend early Friday morning, April 23. The fatal shooting happened at the Indian Canyon Gardens Apartments in the 100 block […]

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Knife-wielding suspect, PSPD officer hospitalized after shooting

PALM SPRINGS — A man who was reportedly shouting racial and homophobic slurs while threatening people with a knife and a Palm Springs police officer were both hospitalized after a violent encounter that led to an officer involved shooting, Friday afternoon, Aug. 8. The shooting happened in the Bank of America parking lot, in the area of Camino Parocela and […]

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