Man wanted for Palm Springs car theft arrested after officer-involved shooting in Laguna Beach

PALM SPRINGS – A wanted parolee spotted in a car stolen from Palm Springs was in custody today after allegedly trying to run over police officers in Laguna Beach, triggering a non-injury officer-involved shooting. Richard Lewis, 55, of Redlands, was arrested Sunday after allegedly stealing a car from Palm Springs and being spotted by police […]

PALM SPRINGS: Pedestrian death

PALM SPRINGS – The coroner today identified a 62-year-old man who was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in Palm Springs. The victim was hit at 9:37 p.m. Sunday while walking outside a crosswalk at Sunrise Way and Vista Chino, Palm Springs police said. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition […]

PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs International ShortFest Begins with Opening Night Ceremony

PALM SPRINGS- The 23rd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest, which will screen more than 300 films from five dozen countries, begins tonight with an opening night ceremony and party. The festival, which will continue until June 26 at Camelot Theatres, will feature 46 world premieres, 12 international premieres, 42 North American premieres and 16 U.S. […]

PALM SPRINGS: Woman found dead near Palm Springs trail

PALM SPRINGS – The body of a woman in her late 50s was found today near a Palm Springs hiking trail, but police said her death did not initially appear to be criminal in nature. The woman’s cause of death will be investigated by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office, according to the Palm Springs Police Department. Her body was […]

Bomb scare closes Palm Springs police headquarters

UPDATED 3:22 p.m. PDT PALM SPRINGS – A cylindrical device with protruding wires was found near the main lobby entrance to Palm Springs Police Department headquarters today, leading to a shutdown of the building until a sheriff’s bomb squad team determined it was harmless. An employee discovered the device, which police said at first glance […]

PALM SPRINGS: Marine faces charges for attempting to bring explosives onto plane

PALM SPRINGS – A 20-year-old Marine stationed in Twentynine Palms is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to bring live military ordnance onto a plane at Palm Springs International Airport, court papers show. Steven Corey Vella was charged Thursday with one felony count of unlawfully possessing a destructive or explosive device in a prohibited […]

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