Competency bench trial underway for accused Palm Springs cop killer

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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