25 suspected child predators arrested in Riverside County after month-long “Operation Intercept”

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — In partnership with the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations and the Riverside County Child Exploitation Team (RCCET), the Riverside County Sheriff Department Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) recently conducted a month-long proactive undercover enforcement operation – dubbed “Operation Intercept”, that targeted child predators. The intent of the undercover operation was to identify, locate and arrest potential […]

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Riverside County hopes “Security Camera Registration” program will help both deter & solve crimes

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has announced a new program that will allow residents and business owners to register their security camera systems with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Saying, “Security cameras can be a powerful tool in crime deterrence,” department spokesperson Sergeant Albert Martinez explained the newly announced registry today. The program will help with gathering critical […]

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Investigation continuing after man dies at Riverside County jail

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Authorities say a man who “was in custody and under the care of local hospital staff for pre-existing medical issues unrelated to his incarceration” passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 22. The inmate’s death follows on the heels of another in-custody death that happened Tuesday, Dec. 15, after 33-year-old, Jurupa Valley resident Ernie Serrano, who fought first […]

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We “will not be blackmailed, bullied, or used as muscle,” RivCo Sheriff says of Governor’s mandates

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — In a move joining other California law enforcement agencies across the state, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco yesterday announced his deputies would not be enforcing California Governor Gavin Newsom’s recently updated stay-at-home orders, curfews, and other mandates regarding the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and pandemic. Calling the Governor’s orders “hypocritical”, “dictatorial”, and “flat out ridiculous”, […]

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Entire county to be locked down at 6 PM after violence-related curfew ordered

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — In the wake of waves of violence and unrest that ripped through Riverside County overnight county officials have proclaimed a local emergency and set a countywide curfew for tonight from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The order was signed today by County Executive Officer and Director of Emergency Services George Johnson, in coordination with law enforcement […]

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Hemet inmate second suspected COVID-19 in-custody death this week

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — A Hemet man in custody since being arrested on domestic violence related charges last month has died while incarcerated, according to authorities. Officials say COVID-19 related complications and flu-like symptoms may have led to his April 28 death. This was the second inmate death in two days that officials say may have been caused by COVID-19 […]

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Riverside inmate dies in custody – COVID-19 suspected

BANNING, Calif. — Authorities are investigating the in-custody death of an inmate who had been incarcerated at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility (SCF) in Banning. The man had been in custody since August, 2019 when he was booked into jail on charges of arson and burglary. According to sheriff’s officials, doctors suspect the inmate – who was being held […]

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RivCo orders residents to cover faces in public or face citations & fines

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — In response to the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases, Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today ordered that no gatherings of any number of people may take place outside of family members residing in the same home. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Suspect still at large after deadly Homeland triple shooting UPDATE: Man […]

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All RivCo schools closed for remainder of school year

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser extended the closure of the county’s schools to June 19 in response to the current conditions of COVID-19. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Man who tried to run down Wildomar deputy apprehended UPDATE: Suspect still at large after deadly Homeland triple shooting New Twentynine Palms Starbucks Drive-Thru sells […]

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RivCo orders motels and hotels to limit business to COVID-19 response

RIVERSIDE COUNTY — Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today ordered all short-term lodging, including short-term home rentals, hotels and motels to limit their business to novel coronavirus response only. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Fleeing from deputies after San Jacinto robbery, suspect killed in fiery Nuevo crash Idyllwild man, 72, arrested while impersonating FEMA official One dead, one […]

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