MORENO VALLEY: More than 70 firefighters contain “Lisa Fire” at 11 acres

MORENO VALLEY: More than 70 firefighters contain “Lisa Fire” at 11 acres

MORENO VALLEY — About six dozen firefighters came together this afternoon to knock down a wild-fire burning off Gilman Springs Road and Alessandro Boulevard, east of Moreno Valley, Sunday, July 2. The “Lisa Fire Incident” that ultimately scorched about eleven acres, was reported just after 1 p.m. Firefighters reported having the fire knocked down about […]

UPDATED: HEMET — At least one dead after fiery, two-vehicle, head-on wreck, 2 others seriously injured

UPDATED: HEMET — At least one dead after fiery, two-vehicle, head-on wreck, 2 others seriously injured

UPDATE: Saturday, July 1, 7 p.m. Just before 7 p.m., officials at the scene of the accident requested Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials respond after one of the people involved in this evening’s earlier head-on wreck succumbed to their injuries and died at a nearby hospital. It was not immediately known which vehicle the victim who […]

Identification made in previously unresolved, 20-year-old vehicle vs pedestrian death

Identification made in previously unresolved, 20-year-old vehicle vs pedestrian death

A man who was fatally struck by a car in Mecca in 1997 and has spent the last twenty years unidentified was finally identified using new fingerprint technology; bringing final closure to the victim’s family – who have been searching for their missing relative and loved one all these years. Sheriff-Coroner officials identified the man as […]

HEMET: Police nab brazen, day-time, rooftop school burglars

HEMET: Police nab brazen, day-time, rooftop school burglars

HEMET — Several juveniles were apprehended after a sharp-eyed resident spotted them breaking into Harmony Elementary School Thursday, June 29. The school is located at 1500 S. Cawston Avenue in Hemet. The witness, who called 911 about 4:30 p.m., reported seeing three to five Black, male juveniles on the roof of the school, which is […]

“Operation Valley Vigilance” sweeps through valley, nets 47 arrests, 77 weapons, narcotics

“Operation Valley Vigilance” sweeps through valley, nets 47 arrests, 77 weapons, narcotics

UPDATED: Thursday, June 29, 2:45 p.m. (See 50 photos and videos below) HEMET — Officials from numerous agencies participated in a press conference this afternoon, during which they provided information about this morning’s valley-wide arrest and warrant sweeps, which were part of “a seven-month, major criminal investigation,” according to officials. During the press conference officials […]

HEMET: Man, 57, crossing Florida Ave. in motorized wheelchair fatally struck

HEMET: Man, 57, crossing Florida Ave. in motorized wheelchair fatally struck

HEMET — A man crossing busy Florida Avenue in a motorized wheelchair was fatally stuck by a car late last night. The deadly accident happened on Florida Avenue between Franklin and Buena Vista Streets in Hemet. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials later identified the victim as 57-year-old, Hemet resident, Richard Tufts. A coroner’s release indicated Tufts died about one and […]

RIVERSIDE: Huge fire, explosions from homeless encampment, hinder firefighters efforts

RIVERSIDE: Huge fire, explosions from homeless encampment, hinder firefighters efforts

RIVERSIDE — Several explosions heard coming from what was reported as a vegetation fire turned out to be a homeless encampment burning, Tuesday night, June 27. Several loud explosions reported both before and after firefighters arrival slowed firefighters progress; but didn’t keep them from successfully knocking down the blaze. The fire was reported shortly before 10 […]

RIVERSIDE: Officer’s seek help after girl sexually assaulted by dumpsters behind church

RIVERSIDE: Officer’s seek help after girl sexually assaulted by dumpsters behind church

RIVERSIDE — City of Riverside police officials are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a man they say sexually assaulted a girl inside a concrete enclosed dumpster area in a parking lot behind a church. The incident happened Sunday, June 25, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 5900 Grand Avenue in Riverside. Riverside police […]

UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Hundreds of firefighters bring 6,300 acre “Manzanita” blaze under control

UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Hundreds of firefighters bring 6,300 acre “Manzanita” blaze under control

UPDATE Friday, June 30, 6 p.m. HEMET — The “Manzanita Fire,” which began burning Monday, June 26 and continued burning for several days has finally been brought under control and firefighters have reported 100% containment on the stubborn fire that began after a vehicle lost control while being driven on SR-79 Lamb Canyon and careened […]