Board OK’s funds for zika detection equipment

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors today authorized the Emergency Management Department to accept a $35,956 grant intended to cover the cost of laboratory equipment that permits early identification of the Zika virus. The California Department of Public Health is providing the funds, which originated under a federal program, as part of an agreement with the county that […]

Inmate dies at Riverside jail

RIVERSIDE – An inmate who died at the Robert Presley Detention Center was identified by the coroner’s office today as 47-year-old Angel Cortina of Tucson, Arizona. Cortina suffered a medical emergency at the jail on Saturday, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Christian Dekker. “Facility medical personnel responded and immediately began life-saving efforts,” Dekker said. […]

RIVERSIDE: Citizens armed with shovels & extinguishers help control blaze started by fireworks

RIVERSIDE: Citizens armed with shovels & extinguishers help control blaze started by fireworks

RIVERSIDE — Fast acting citizens sprung into action when a heavily vegetated area behind several homes caught fire Friday night, July 7. The fire, which was reportedly started by juveniles playing with illegal fireworks in a wash area, broke out in the 1400 block of Highridge, east of Washington and south of Bradley Streets, in […]

RIVERSIDE: Sheriff’s officials investigating in-custody death

RIVERSIDE: Sheriff’s officials investigating in-custody death

RIVERSIDE — Riverside County Sheriff’s officials confirmed they are investigating an in-custody death that happened at the Robert Presley Detention Center Saturday, July 8. The person who died has only been identified as “a 47-year-old male inmate,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Christian Dekker explained in a written press release after the incident. The man’s name has not been released, pending notification of […]

RIVERSIDE: Drug lab found in home

RIVERSIDE – A Fentanyl drug lab was found in a Riverside home today, prompting a hazmat team to remove the products. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred around 6 p.m. at 4410 Elmwood Court, according to Michael Staley of the Riverside Fire Department. The department’s hazmat team was called to assist the […]

RIVERSIDE: Suspicious package investigation forces closure of bank, nearby streets

RIVERSIDE: Suspicious package investigation forces closure of bank, nearby streets

RIVERSIDE — Police officials and bomb squad members were called out to investigate after a suspicious package was left near a bank drive-thru ATM Thursday, July 6. The suspicious package was left at the Bank of America in the 6300 block of Magnolia Avenue in Riverside. Officials were notified about the package at 1:20 p.m., when a bank official called 911 to report the […]