Riverside man, 21, suspected in father’s brutal murder arrested after fleeing to OC in victim’s car

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a Riverside man, 21-year-old Jair Armando Vazquez, was apprehended in the Orange County coastal town of Newport Beach after allegedly beating his father to death and stealing his car Tuesday, Sept. 14. Officials have since reported that Vazquez, who remains in custody where he is being held in lieu of $1 million bail or bond, […]

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Man seen attempting to open car doors in Riverside traffic fatally struck

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a large box truck in Riverside Wednesday morning, Sept. 15. According to officials, the man killed had been seen impeding traffic and attempting to open the doors of other vehicles before the fatal collision, which happened at the intersection of Arlington Avenue and El Padro Street. LEADING THE RCNS […]

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Investigation continuing after Riverside County second inmate death reported in days

UPDATED: Sunday, Aug. 22, 12:23 p.m., With information regarding second in-custody death. Originally Published: Thursday, Aug. 19, 11:35 p.m. RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities today are continuing to investigate the in-custody death of an inmate who passed away while being housed at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside early Wednesday morning, Aug. 18. Wednesday’s death was followed just three days […]

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Riverside man arrested for attempted murder, rape of teen girl

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities have arrested a man they say used the Internet and social media to lure at least one teenage girl to an isolated location where he then allegedly raped and sodomized the young victim over the weekend. Officials believe the suspect had help from an as-yet unidentified woman in locating and luring additional teen victims during similar […]

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Perris girl, 17, killed in Riverside street racing crash, second driver sought after fleeing

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — A 17-year-old Perris girl was killed and her teenage passenger was injured after the car they were in crashed into a tree outside Kaiser Hospital last night, Sunday, Aug. 15. The deadly crash, which happened in the 10800 block of Magnolia Avenue, was the result of a street race, according to officials; who said the driver of […]

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Hiker suffers fatal heart attack on popular Riverside hiking trail

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a man who suffered a cardiac event died while hiking along a popular Riverside trail in the Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park early yesterday morning, Friday, Aug. 13. The well-traveled 8.5 mile 2 Trees Trail begins just northeast of University of California Riverside and eventually leads to the well-known “M” perched high atop Box Springs […]

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Father killed, wife and young child critically injured, after off-road rollover crash in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — An off-roading adventure turned deadly in Riverside after a Jeep overturned into a ravine along a steep ridgeline, killing its driver and critically injuring the vehicle’s two passengers Friday evening, Aug. 6. Although the deadly crash happened in a mountainous area near Cadbury Drive and Yearling Street, south of Crestlawn Memorial Park and Mortuary and east of […]

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UPDATE: Man & teen nephew critically injured after ATV crashes into vehicle in Riverside

UPDATED: Sunday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., With details related to similar fatal off-road related accident. Originally Published: Friday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a man and his 16-year-old nephew were critically injured when an off-road ATV they were illegally riding on city streets collided with a passenger vehicle in Riverside Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4. The 30-year-old operator […]

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Out of jail and awaiting trial involving same victim, Riverside man kills girlfriend

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities yesterday reported that a man was arrested after fatally shooting his girlfriend inside the couple’s Riverside residence Thursday afternoon, July 22. The fatal shooting, which was the result of an argument between the couple, happened in the 3300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue, in the city’s Eastside neighborhood. Riverside Superior Court and Riverside County Jail records indicate […]

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Wanted San Jacinto felon arrested after lengthy high-speed pursuit has long criminal history

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., — Authorities say a wanted San Jacinto felon with multiple felony warrants for crimes including hit and run resulting in death or serious bodily injuries, possession of a stolen vehicle, and others was arrested after a dangerous vehicle pursuit in a stolen vehicle Wednesday evening, July 28. The lengthy chase traveled through numerous Riverside County cities and […]

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