Blaze Threatens Homes in West Riverside

RIVERSIDE- A third-alarm fire that charred three acres in a rural area of west Riverside and threatened multiple properties was under investigation today though authorities said fireworks were found in the burned vegetation. A homeowner was later fined for having illegal fireworks, fire officials said. The blaze was reported just before 4 p.m. at 7355 […]

Probationer Convicted of Looking into San Jacinto Homes

RIVERSIDE – A probationer who peered into San Jacinto homes, possibly to prey on women and girls, was convicted today of misdemeanor charges. After deliberating only a few hours, a Riverside jury found 46-year-old Ramon Rojas guilty of three counts of peeping. The verdict came following a day-and-a-half of testimony. Riverside County Superior Court Judge […]

County Budget Chock Full of Cuts

RIVERSIDE  – The Board of Supervisors on Monday will open hearings on the proposed $5.45 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-18, which seeks across-the-board cuts from most Riverside County agencies, including a sizable chop to sheriff’s appropriations. “It will be difficult for many departments to maintain existing service levels while absorbing reduced support,” county Chief […]

RIVERSIDE: Two escape injury in Riverside house fire

RIVERSIDE  – Two people escaped injury but were displaced today when a fire damaged their home in downtown Riverside. The blaze was reported about 10:50 a.m. in the 3800 block of Fourth Street, near Market Street, according to the Riverside Fire Department. Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie said more than two dozen personnel had the fire […]

RIVERSIDE: Man killed in attempted stunt identified

RIVERSIDE – A 22-year-old man who was killed when he tried to climb out of a pickup truck to stand on its running boards was publicly identified today. Rio Rodriguez of Riverside was pronounced dead at 11:39 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Community Hospital, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office. Police were investigating whether alcohol […]

RIVERSIDE: Man arrested for stealing same vehicle twice

RIVERSIDE – A 21-year-old man remained jailed today, accused of stealing the same vehicle twice in one morning. Riverside police officers first received a report of a carjacking at about 1 a.m. Friday in the 5100 block of Noble Street. “The victim told officers the suspect walked up to him, pointed a handgun and demanded […]

RIVERSIDE: Officials seek man, spotted allegedly photographing up woman’s dress

RIVERSIDE: Officials seek man, spotted allegedly photographing up woman’s dress

RIVERSIDE — City of Riverside police officials are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a man who was spotted allegedly attempting to take photographs underneath the dress of a woman who was shopping with her young children, Saturday afternoon, May 20. The alleged incident happened at a Target store in the 2700 block of Canyon […]

Hearing scheduled for Riverside University Healthy System fee increases

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors today scheduled a June 27 public hearing to consider a range of proposed fee increases for diagnostic procedures, health records searches and other services provided by the Riverside University Health System. RUHS Director of Public Health Sarah Mack said fee adjustments were last sought in December 2013, and since that […]

RIVERSIDE: Man arrested after police chase

RIVERSIDE – A convicted felon was arrested today after allegedly fleeing from a Riverside police officer, carjacking a motorist at a gas station and assaulting the patrolman before being subdued with a non-lethal weapon. Jeffrey Scott Kibbe, 27, of Nuevo was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of felony evading, assault on […]

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