A man and woman accused of child molestation, along with making and distributing child pornography, are in custody facing felony charges, Desert Hot Springs police revealed Thursday, Aug. 31.
CHIRIACO SUMMIT — Several people, including one adult and three children, were ejected from a van that crashed and overturned Wednesday, July 12. One of the three juveniles ejected from the van, a 10-year-old boy, died at the scene from injuries received when he was thrown from the over-turning vehicle. The fatal, solo-vehicle accident happened on the eastbound I-10, […]
CABAZON — A pedestrian was fatally struck by an eastbound Union Pacific Railroad locomotive, Saturday evening, July 8. The fatal accident happened along the Yuma subdivision in the area of Main Street and Broadway in Cabazon, according to Cal Fire and UPR officials. The location where the deadly collision occurred is within short walking distance to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Cabazon […]
COACHELLA – Firefighters today were able to contain a brush fire in Coachella to six acres, but not before it destroyed one structure. The blaze was reported at 2:44 p.m. near the intersection of Vista Del Norte and Harrison Street, April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department said. The fire burned in heavy fuels […]
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 […]
INDIO – A Coachella Valley Unified School District board member charged with perjury for allegedly lying on candidate nomination forms in order to aid his election chances is slated to appear in court today. Francisco “Frank” Manuel Becerra, 49, is charged with three counts of felony perjury and one count of false declaration of candidacy […]
INDIO – Two women accused of stealing cell phones and other property from Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival attendees are slated to be arraigned today. Brenda Cansino, 29, of Miami, and Sharon Ruiz, 25, of Van Nuys, are charged with one count of receiving stolen property and seven counts of misdemeanor grand theft. The […]
COACHELLA – A magnitude 3.5 earthquake rattled the Coachella Valley today. The trembler occurred at 8:14 a.m. and was centered about five miles southwest of Idyllwild, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of injuries or damage caused by the earthquake.
INDIO – A man who set 25 structures and vehicles ablaze throughout the Coachella Valley over the course of 14 months is scheduled to be sentenced today for numerous counts of arson. Luis Josue Perales, 23, pleaded guilty last month to setting 25 separate fires between Jan. 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016, including setting […]
THERMAL – A teacher at Desert Mirage High School in Thermal is in custody in Imperial County on child molestation charges. Anthony Robert Korwin, 59, was arrested June 6 and subsequently charged with lewd acts and attempted lewd acts with a child under 14, contact with a minor to commit a sexual offense and meeting with a minor […]