A 27-year-old ex-con charged with the ambush killings of two Palm Springs police officers who went to his home on a family disturbance call nearly a year ago is mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ruled today.
Two ceremonies are planned Oct. 8 – the anniversary of the deaths of two Palm Springs officers killed in the line of duty – to rename a four-mile stretch of Highway 111 in their honor and to unveil a memorial plaque at police headquarters.
INDIO – Testimony will continue today to determine whether a 27-year-old ex-con charged with the ambush killings of two Palm Springs police officers is competent to stand trial even though his lawyers allege he is suffering from “traumatic amnesia,” leaving him with no memory of last fall’s shooting and preventing him from assisting in his […]
INDIO – A 54-year-old transient was convicted of murder today for stabbing a homeless woman in Palm Springs two years ago. Jurors reached the verdict on their second day of deliberations in the trial of Verne Raymond Orlop Jr., who is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 13 for killing 48-year-old Denee Salisbury on Feb. […]
PALM SPRINGS – A pedestrian safety ad campaign in the Coachella Valley will be expanded to the greater Inland Empire to combat a growing trend of pedestrian fatalities and injury crashes, with officials planning to showcase some of the ads at Palm Springs City Hall today. The “Look Both Ways” campaign began last month with […]
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 […]
Two men who allegedly burglarized a Palm Springs home—and were found later trespassing in a backyard Desert Hot Springs pool—were charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property today. Jordan Bowyer, 23, of Palm Desert and Raymond Stoker, 26, of Indio were arrested Sunday after police say the men stole a car and […]
PALM SPRINGS – Blistering heat in Palm Springs and Phoenix forced American Airlines to cancel at least six flights scheduled today between the two desert cities. American canceled more than four dozen flights in and out of Phoenix Monday due to operational concerns over extremely high temperatures. It wasn’t immediately clear how many of those […]
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 […]
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 […]