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Man connected to shooting holed up inside home in Perris

PERRIS (CNS) - A man is holed inside a residence in Perris on Friday, June 28 in connection with a shooting that wounded another man, a sheriff's deputy said. The shooting occurred at 11:53 p.m. Thursday in the 30 block of Hart... — Updated 6/28/2019


Bail increased for accused puppy-dumper, suspect taken back into custody

INDIO - A Coachella woman suspected of dumping seven newborn puppies in a trash bin was taken into custody on Friday, June 28 when a judge raised her bail from $10,000 to $50,000. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Alfonso... — Updated 6/28/2019


Dozens of cages felines, some dead, found in MoVal home

MORENO VALLEY - Dozens of caged cats stuffed inside a Moreno Valley house, where a number of felines were found dead, were rescued on Monday, July 1, and their owner was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty. The cats -- and... — Updated 7/2/2019


Relative of alleged assailant critical of officer in Costco shooting

CORONA - Two police departments investigated a shooting inside a Costco in Corona, where an off-duty LAPD officer shopping with his family was allegedly attacked by a stranger as he held his young child and killed the unarmed and... — Updated 6/17/2019


Corona police chief vows fair investigation into fatal Costco officer involved shooting

CORONA - Corona's police chief said the investigation into an off-duty Los Angeles police officer's fatal shooting of a man inside a Costco store will take time and has been partially hampered by an inability to speak to all of... — Updated 6/19/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Regional

Jury finds Chase Merritt guilty of murdering McStay family

After more than six months of testimony and deliberation and more than 9 years since Joseph and Summer McStay and their two young sons disappeared from their Fallbrook home,... — Updated 6/11/2019


Deputy wounded, suspect killed in exchange of gunfire in Lake Hills

RIVERSIDE - A deputy who responded to a domestic disturbance was hospitalized Wednesday morning in stable condition with a gunshot wound he suffered in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect who was subsequently killed in the... — Updated 6/12/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Regional

McStay family murder trial in the hands of the jury

SAN BERNARDINO - A jury of 12 people has begun deliberations to decide whether the State of California proved its case in the capital murder trial of Charles "Chase" Merritt... — Updated 6/1/2019


One of two men suspected in series of robberies arrested

PERRIS - A man suspected of taking part in two armed robberies in Riverside and Perris was arrested, but his alleged partner-in-crime was still on the loose, a sheriff's sergeant said. On Thursday morning, deputies were dispatched... — Updated 5/25/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Regional

Closing arguments in Merritt trial for murder of McStay family to spill into Thursday

One of these days, a jury of 12 people will begin deciding whether the State of California proved its case in the capital murder trial of Charles "Chase" Merritt accused of killing... — Updated 5/30/2019


Shooting threat at UC Riverside results in arrest

RIVERSIDE - A person was arrested on Friday, May 10 for allegedly posting a threatening message on social media, vowing to carry out a shooting at UC Riverside. The suspect, whose name was not disclosed, was taken into custody by... — Updated 5/10/2019


Man charged with threatening violence on UC Riverside campus

RIVERSIDE - A 24-year-old man accused of threatening to carry out a shooting at UC Riverside was charged on Tuesday, May 14 with making terrorist threats. Matthew Jeremiah Woolridge of Riverside was arrested in the predawn hours... — Updated 5/14/2019


$20,000 reward offered for information leading to person who burned puppy

COACHELLA - The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who burned a puppy and put her in a plastic bag in a dumpster in Coachella stands at $20,000 following $5,000 donations from actress Shannen Doherty and... — Updated 5/14/2019


Female found dead in rural area near MoVal identified

MORENO VALLEY - A woman whose remains were located at the foot of Box Springs Mountain just north of Moreno Valley in a condition that suggested foul play was identified as a 25-year-old Riverside resident. Ciara Harrison's body... — Updated 4/26/2019


Man who molested preteen girl at Perris home sentenced

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A 66-year-old Perris man who sexually assaulted a girl at his house was sentenced on Tuesday, April 30 to three years in state prison. Graylin Dennis Williams last month admitted one count of committing a lewd... — Updated 4/30/2019


Stagecoach 2019 rowdiest in three years with 30% increase in arrests

INDIO - Stagecoach crowds were rowdier in 2019, with Indio police reporting that the number of arrests soared by 33% compared to last year. The spike in arrests ended a two-year streak of crime reductions for the country music... — Updated 5/2/2019


Woman suspected of dumping live puppies behind bars

INDIO - A 54-year-old woman was behind bars in Indio on Tuesday, April 23 while the seven puppies she's accused of trying to dump into a recycling bin outside a Coachella auto parts store in scorching heat were reported to be... — Updated 4/23/2019


Police seek help in finding 'wrinkly'-skinned bank robbery suspect

INDIO (CNS) - Detectives released a surveillance photo of a bald man with "wrinkly, dry skin,'' who's being sought for robbing an Indio bank at gunpoint last week. The man, wearing sunglasses and sporting a white dress shirt,... — Updated 4/23/2019


Female found dead in rural area north of Moreno Valley

MORENO VALLEY - A woman's body was found at the foot of Box Springs Mountain just north of Moreno Valley, and the condition of the remains suggests foul play, authorities said on Wednesday, April 24. The body was located about... — Updated 4/24/2019


Corona dad accused of killing 8-year-old son due in court

RIVERSIDE - A Corona man accused of killing his 8-year-old son last month and trying to conceal the evidence using acid and other products is slated to be arraigned on Tuesday, April 2 on a murder charge. Bryce Daniel McIntosh,... — Updated 4/2/2019


Corona man accused of killing son pleads not guilty

RIVERSIDE - A Corona man accused of killing his 8-year-old son and trying to conceal the evidence using acid and other products pleaded not guilty Wednesday, April 3 to murder and torture charges. Bryce Daniel McIntosh, 32, was... — Updated 4/3/2019


Man gunned down in Homeland but circumstances unclear

HOMELAND - An investigation was underway on Wednesday, March 6 into a deadly shooting in Homeland that claimed the life of a 35-year-old man. Derek Andrew Valdepena of San Bernardino died about 6 a.m. Monday in the 25000 block of C... — Updated 3/6/2019


Two men arrested for alleged murder of Moreno Valley girl

RIVERSIDE - Two young men suspected of killing a 16-year-old Moreno Valley girl who went missing a month ago were in custody on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Gary Anthony Shover, 21, and Owen Skyler Shover, 18, both of Hesperia, were arrested... — Updated 2/12/2019


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