Riverside County supervisors today authorized Sheriff Stan Sniff to accept a $43,000 U.S. Justice Department grant in support of coroner’s operations. “The grant funding will provide the county with resources to meet the challenges of crime and justice and reduce the backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to hold offenders accountable for their […]
INDIO – A San Bernardino man, who was released on bail after he allegedly robbed a Cathedral City medical marijuana dispensary at gunpoint in late April, missed his arraignment today because he’s in custody outside of the county for new alleged offenses. Travion Riddick, 24, faces three counts of robbery and firearm allegations stemming from […]
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 […]
INDIO – A 22-year-old Indio man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting fire to the Thermal mobile home she shared with her children was ordered today to undergo an examination by a court-appointed psychiatrist. Superior Court Judge Dean Benjamini suspended criminal proceedings in the case of Christian Pacheco pending the results of the examination. […]
INDIO – A young woman accused of driving drunk and triggering a fiery Christmastime crash in Coachella, then trying to flee on foot and destroy blood samples drawn to determine her blood-alcohol level, was in custody today in lieu of $50,000 bail. Daniela Montano, 20, of Bermuda Dunes, was arrested Sunday in Thermal in connection […]
INDIO – A documented gang member apprehended in Mexico a week after he allegedly shot a sheriff’s deputy in Coachella pleaded not guilty Monday to numerous felony charges, including attempted murder, and had his bail set at $5 million. Gildardo Davila Jr., 27, was taken into custody Thursday in Mexicali on suspicion of shooting Deputy […]
INDIO – A probationer accused of stealing a golf cart from a Rancho Mirage hospital where he was being treated, then skipping a scheduled court appearance, was back in custody today. Angel Lopez Roldan, 21, was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers last Friday on Golf Center Parkway in Indio, according to jail records. Roldan […]
INDIO – Jury selection is set to begin today in the murder trial of a transient accused of stabbing a homeless woman to death in Palm Springs two years ago. Verne Raymond Orlop Jr., 54, is charged with murder and sentence-enhancing allegations of using a knife in the Feb. 21, 2015, killing of 48-year-old Denee […]
Family members of a Winchester teacher who was found dead nearly two weeks after he was reported missing will hold a candlelight walk today in his memory.
A bear was found hiding behind a Ford dealership in Indio, before being tranquilized by rangers, Sunday, May 14.