CHIRIACO SUMMIT: Ten-year-old boy killed, one of 4 ejected in I-10 rollover wreck

CHIRIACO SUMMIT: Ten-year-old boy killed, one of 4 ejected in I-10 rollover wreck

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: Train vs. pedestrian fatality forces temporary halt of UPR trains

CABAZON: Train vs. pedestrian fatality forces temporary halt of UPR trains

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: Brush fire

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 […]

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 […]

Coachella Valley school board member charged with perjury to appear in court

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: Coachella Valley arsonist to be sentenced

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 […]

COACHELLA: Police searching for suspect in officer-involved shooting

COACHELLA – Law enforcement authorities today are still looking for at least one suspect involved in the shooting of a Coachella station sheriff’s deputy that left him hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, Deputy Armando Munoz said. Gildardo Davila, 27, a documented gang member and Coachella resident, allegedly fled during a traffic stop, then fired on […]

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