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Palm Springs

Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder in Palm Springs Pickax Attack

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A Los Angeles County resident who attacked another man with a pickax in Palm Springs, leaving him with multiple head wounds, pleaded guilty today to attempted murder and was immediately sentenced to 13 years in state prison.

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Indio

Coachella Man Pleads Guilty to Indio Armed Robberies, Accomplice Remains At Large

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Indio Police Department are searching for two suspects wanted for an armed robbery at Dollar Tree on Jackson Street, and an attempted robbery at Domino's Pizza. 

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La Quinta

Alleged Drugged Driver in Custody for Striking Pedestrian in La Quinta, Fleeing Scene

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An alleged drugged driver who hit a pedestrian with his pickup truck in La Quinta, then fled the scene of the non-fatal collision, is in custody Monday, the sheriff's department reported. 

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Rancho Mirage

Los Angeles Man Charged in Attempted Rancho Mirage Child Kidnapping, Pursuit

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A Los Angeles man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a 9-year-old girl in Rancho Mirage was expected in court Friday after leading law enforcement on a freeway pursuit that ended in Moreno Valley.

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Indio

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Indio; Driver Being Sought

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Indio today, and police sought the public's help in capturing the motorist. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

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A Desert Hot Springs man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl and threatening a woman with a sledgehammer in May was due in court on Thursday on multiple felony charges. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Brother and Sister Plead Guilty to Helping Conceal Desert Hot Springs Shooting, Released on Parole

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A brother and sister who helped conceal a man's shooting death in Desert Hot Springs pleaded guilty today to being accessories after the fact. 

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Indio

Man Pleads Guilty, Gets 27 Years for Cathedral City Robbery Shooting

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A 20-year-old Cathedral City man who fired several gunshots at a man during a robbery pleaded guilty today to robbing and assaulting the victim and was immediately sentenced to 27 years in state prison. 

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Riverside

Man Who Killed Young Woman in Hit and Run Crash Sentenced

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A man who killed a 19-year-old woman in a hit-and-run collision at a Riverside intersection was sentenced today to 15 months in jail. Erasto Gomez, 59, pleaded guilty last month to hit-and-run resulting in death, vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and driving on a suspended license. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Man Accused in Father's Beating Death to be Examined by Doctor

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Criminal proceedings were suspended today in the case of a man accused of fatally beating his 64-year-old father in his Desert Hot Springs home, and the suspect will undergo a doctor's examination in order to determine if he is competent to stand trial on a murder charge. 

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Murrieta

Couple Suspected of Severely Abusing Child

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Benjamin Matthew Whitten, 33, and Jeryn Christine Johnson, 25, were arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of child abuse and inflicting great bodily injury on a person under 10 years old. 

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Rancho Mirage

Suspect in Rancho Mirage Attempted Child Kidnapping in Custody Following Pursuit

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A man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a child in Rancho Mirage today was taken into custody following a freeway pursuit that ended in Moreno Valley and involved sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Illegal Marijuana Grow House Fire in Desert Hot Springs

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On August 15th, at approximately 5:45 AM, Desert Hot Springs Police Department and Cal Fire Department responded to the 65300 block of Osprey Lane, Desert Hot Springs in reference to a structure fire. 

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Palm Springs

Transient Convicted of Murdering Homeless Palm Springs Woman

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A 54-year-old transient was convicted of murder today for stabbing a homeless woman in Palm Springs two years ago. 

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Palm Springs

Two Men to Stand Trial for Alleged Palm Springs Home Invasion Robbery

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Two men accused in a home invasion robbery in Palm Springs, in which the resident was tied up at knifepoint, must stand trial on multiple felony charges, a judge ruled today. 

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Palm Springs

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Act in Walmart Restroom

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A 25-year-old man who allegedly entered a Palm Springs Walmart bathroom stall occupied by a teenager and committed a sex act in front of her pleaded not guilty today to multiple felony and misdemeanor counts.

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Indio

Man Who Claimed to be Cartel Member, Fired Gun at Eatery Pleads Guilty

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A man who claimed to be a member of a drug cartel and fired a gun outside a Cathedral City restaurant pleaded guilty to a felony count of criminal threats and was sentenced to seven years in state prison.

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Indio

Indio Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Killing Mother

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An Indio man convicted of second-degree murder for fatally beating his mother and leaving her in a closet was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison, dashing the hopes of family members who contend that he has the mental capacity of a child and asked that he be granted probation and released into their care...

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Thousand Palms

Man Who Fled Country to Stand Trial For Alleged 2008 Murder

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A man who fled to Central America after allegedly killing a Sky Valley woman nearly a decade ago will stand trial for first-degree murder, a judge ruled Friday...

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Charges Filed, Bail $1M for Man Accused of Committing Sex Act in Front of Teenage Girl at Palm Springs Walmart

Charges flied against Tyler Ray Berthoud, 25, will return to court Monday, August 14, 2017. Charges flied against Tyler Ray Berthoud, 25, will return to court Monday, August 14, 2017.
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 A 25-year-old man who allegedly entered a Palm Springs Walmart bathroom stall occupied by a teenager and committed a sex act in front of her was charged Friday with attempted lewd acts on a minor, burglary, false imprisonment, indecent exposure and child annoyance...

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Indio

Parolee Pleads Guilty to Desert Hot Springs Vehicle Theft, Evading Arrest

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A parolee pleaded guilty today to vehicle theft and evading arrest charges stemming from June and July vehicle burglaries and thefts in Desert Hot Springs and was immediately sentenced to six years in state prison.

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Desert Hot Springs

San Diego Resident Arrested for Attempted Murder in Desert Hot Springs

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On August 9, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM, Desert Hot Springs Police Officers responded to the 68700 block of Panorama Drive in Desert Hot Springs for a disturbance. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Family Member Arrested for Killing of Desert Hot Springs Ice Cream Vendor

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A man suspected in the beating death of his 64-year-old father in Desert Hot Springs has been charged with murder. 

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Coachella

Alleged Drunk Driver in Fatal Coachella Crash Charged with DUI Vehicular Manslaughter

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A motorist who was allegedly drunk when he ran a red light in Coachella and slammed into a car driven by a San Diego woman, who died at a hospital the following day, was charged today with DUI gross vehicular manslaughter and pleaded not guilty. 

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Cathedral City

Two Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery in Cathedral City

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On August 8, 2017, at approximately 5:12 PM, Cathedral City Police officers responded to the Chevron gas station/convenience store located in the 22600 block of Palm Drive, Cathedral City (near the IS-10 and Palm Drive intersection) for an armed robbery investigation. 

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Niland

Border Patrol Discovers Meth in Spare Tire, Arrest Woman

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday afternoon. 

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La Quinta

Man Accused in La Quinta Stabbing Charged With Attempted Murder

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Attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges were filed today against a transient accused of stabbing a man multiple times in La Quinta. 

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Thermal

Police Searching For First Vehicle in Fatal Hit and Run in Thermal

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The California Highway Patrol says the victim was 30- year-old Brandon Cooper of Thousand Palms. 

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La Quinta

La Quinta Man Stabbed Four Times Outside Library; Suspect Arrested

Brandon Sean Williams has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury. Brandon Sean Williams has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury.
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A local man has been stabbed in La Quinta prompting the lockdown of a nearby library. At approximately 4:30PM Friday evening La Quinta Police were called to the 78-000 Block of Calle Tampico in response to an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arriving on scene, police found one male victim stabbed in an unknown area. The male victim has been transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

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Coachella

Coachella Crash Results in DUI Charges

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On Sunday August 6, at 12:43 AM, officers from the Coachella Police Department responded to a report of a traffic collision on the 86 Expressway at Ave. 50, in the city of Coachella.

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Palm Springs

Police Seek Man Who Robbed Palm Springs Resort at Gunpoint

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A man robbed a Palm Springs resort at gunpoint and made off with cash and a cell phone, police reported. 

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Coachella Valley

Two Coachella Valley Men Arrested, Drugs and Cash Seized from Homes in Palm Desert, Coachella

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Deputies and officers assigned to the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force with assistance from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Departments Special Investigations Bureau and the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served two narcotics related search warrants. One at a residence located in the 74600 block of Shadow Hills Road, located within the city of Palm Desert. The other, a residence located in the 50000 block of Kenmore Street, located wi...

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Palm Springs

Former Student of Convicted Palm Springs Teacher Files Suit Against District, Principal

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A former student of a Palm Springs High School teacher convicted of numerous child molestation charges is suing him, along with the ex-principal of the campus and the school district, for allegedly ignoring reports of the educator's conduct two years prior to his arrest. 

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Palm Desert

Two Female Suspects Arrested for Burglary in Palm Desert

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On June 24, 2017, about 6:00 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a report of a burglary at 4 Seasons Swimwear at 73601 El Paseo Ste. #4 in Palm Desert. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Agents Discover Meth Under Vehicle's Seats

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday evening. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Man Who Allegedly Shot Desert Hot Springs Homeowner Charged With Attempted Murder

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A Desert Hot Springs man has been transported to Desert Regional Medical Center after being shot 5 times, once to the head following a home invasion robbery. 

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Palm Springs

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Items From Palm Springs Walmart

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A woman who allegedly stole items from a Walmart in Palm Springs, then assaulted store security guards and tried to run them over with her car, was in custody today on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats. 

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Cathedral City

Four Men Charged With Attempted Murder in Cathedral City Bar Shooting

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Four men accused in a shooting at a Cathedral City bar that left a father of two hospitalized were charged today with attempted murder and criminal street gang activity. 

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Indio

Jury Selection to Begin in Murder Trial of Palm Springs Transient

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Jury selection is slated to begin tomorrow for the trial of a transient accused of stabbing a homeless woman to death in Palm Springs. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Attempted Murder Suspects Detained at Banning Gas Station

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The suspects, identified only as Coachella Valley residents, were arrested around 11:15 a.m. at a gas station near the intersection of Ramsey and Hargrave streets, said Banning police Chief Alex Diaz. 

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Riverside

Sex Offender Who Assaulted Woman Sentenced

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Kenneth Lee Washington, 29, pleaded guilty in May to misdemeanor sexual battery for the assault that occurred just east of Carlson Dog Park on Mission Inn Avenue. 

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Palm Desert

Traffic Collision Leads to DUI Arrest in Palm Desert

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On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 2:27 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Monterey Avenue north of Country Club Drive, in the city of Palm Desert.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Suspect Arrested After Attempting to Flee Police

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A Desert Hot Springs man was in custody today for allegedly ditching a stolen car and briefly holing up inside a Yucca Valley home in an unsuccessful bid to elude capture. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discovers Narcotics in Vehicle's Spare Tire

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday morning. 

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Bermuda Dunes

One Suspect Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery, One Suspect Outstanding

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Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an apartment complex in the 40000 block of Washington Street, in Bermuda Dunes on Monday, July 24th, around 4:13 PM in reference to an armed robbery. 

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La Quinta

La Quinta Man Arrested in DUI Collision

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La Quinta Police Department officers responded to a traffic collision on Avenue 52 and Washington Street in La Quinta around 2:30 AM.  

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Indio

Two Women Shot in Indio, Suspect Wanted

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Indio Police are investigating a shooting that left two women shot late Monday evening. It happened just before midnight on the 45850 block of Indian River Road in Indio. Sgt. Dan Marshall says one of the women was shot in the arm, the other in the leg. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and are expected to be ok.

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Riverside

Felon Who Assaulted, Robbed Deaf Man Sentenced

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 A convicted felon who struck and robbed a deaf man outside a Riverside coffeehouse, and also committed a separate robbery, was sentenced today to 12 years in state prison. 

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Palm Springs

Man Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Take Money From City of Palm Springs Bank Account

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On April 13, 2017, the City of Palm Springs Treasurer’s officer notified the Palm Springs Police Department of potential fraud occurring against one of the City of Palm Springs’ bank accounts.  

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Indio

Desert Hot Springs Man to Stand Trial for Allegedly Trying to Pick Up Teenage Girls

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A Desert Hot Springs man who allegedly offered teenage girls money to get into his car was ordered today to stand trial on charges of lewd acts with a child and child annoyance. 

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Indio

Man Who Raped Two Homeless Women in Thousand Palms Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

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A man who raped two homeless women in Thousand Palms nearly four months apart was sentenced to 19 years in state prison Friday. Charles Love, 33, pleaded guilty earlier this month on the two rape counts stemming from the attacks...

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Pit Bull Mauls Child Standing Outside Home Gardens Residence, Dog Impounded

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An 8-year-old boy suffered major injuries to his face when he was attacked by a pit bull with a history of violence outside a Home Gardens residence....

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Border Patrol Agents Discover Meth in Truck's Gas Tank

Methamphetamine found in truck's gas tank at Hwy. 86 checkpoint. Methamphetamine found in truck's gas tank at Hwy. 86 checkpoint.
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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Friday, July 21,2017...

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Coachella

Man Arrested for Allegedly Setting Fire to Occupied Coachella Home

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a report of a possible domestic disturbance within the 5200 block of Calle Techa in Coachella just after 10:00 PM. 

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Highway Heist: Bank Robbers along Interstate 10 Video included

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Bank robbers attract a lot of attention. Maybe it's the quick cash, the notorious bandits or their escape and capture. Every good getaway needs a route, and there is one through the Coachella Valley

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Wildomar

Destructive Fire in Wildomar Blamed on Butane Honey Oil Explosion

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A fire that left one person injured, destroyed a home and damaged another in Wildomar today was likely triggered by a butane gas explosion ignited during the illegal production of the marijuana derivative known as ``honey oil,'' authorities said. 

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Cathedral City

Police Announce Two Arrests in Connection With Drug Lab That Sparked Cathedral City Fire

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A man and woman were in custody today in connection with a honey oil lab that sparked a fire inside a Cathedral City apartment last week. 

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Indio

Man Charged With Breaking Into Indio Home, Raping Woman Three Times in One Night

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Felony charges were filed today against a man who allegedly broke into the Indio home of a woman who had a restraining order against him and raped her three times in one night while armed with a rifle. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Finds Meth in Car’s Side Panel

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday evening. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Man to Stand Trial for Alleged Attempted Murder of Black Store Employee

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A man who accidentally shot himself during an alleged attempt to kill a black employee at a Desert Hot Springs auto parts store must stand trial for attempted murder and hate crime charges, a judge ruled Wednesday. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Seizes Methamphetamine in Passenger Bus

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint found, on a bus, an abandoned backpack loaded with methamphetamine today. 

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Indio

Woman Pleads Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity in Alleged Desert RV Standoff

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A San Diego woman accused of leading police on a 70-mile chase in a recreational vehicle, culminating in a standoff that forced a full closure of a stretch of Interstate 10 for several hours in January, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity today. 

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Palm Desert

Notorious Octogenarian Jewel Thief Arrested for Alleged Theft at Walmart

An 86-year-old jewel thief whose decades of exploits include crimes at home and abroad -- including the 2013 theft of a diamond ring from a Palm Desert store -- is back in the headlines again, this time for allegedly swiping about $86 worth of items from an Atlanta-area Walmart.

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert Man Arrested for Alleged Grand Theft at Local Mall

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A man was in custody today on suspicion of grand theft for allegedly stealing up to $10,000 worth of merchandise at the Westfield Palm Desert mall last month.

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Cathedral City

Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years for Firing on Three Men at Cathedral City Home

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A man who opened fire on three people at a Cathedral City residence in the mistaken belief that they had vandalized his home earlier that night was sentenced today to more than 15 years in prison. 

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Palm Springs

Man to Stand Trial for Alleged Palm Springs Armed Robbery Spree

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A parolee accused of committing a string of armed robberies throughout Palm Springs with an accomplice must stand trial on numerous felony counts of robbery and assault with a gun, a judge ruled today. Daron Ellis Hill, 23, is accused of robbing several ATM customers at gunpoint, along with Avante Gant, 24.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Man Charged For Allegedly Firing Gunshot During Argument

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A man who allegedly fired a gunshot at someone during an argument at a Palm Springs residence was charged with assault with a gun Friday. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Man Allegedly Steals Truck, Leads Desert Hot Springs Police on Pursuit

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A man allegedly stole a truck from construction workers in Desert Hot Springs today and led police on a short chase through the open desert before being taken into custody.

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Desert Hot Springs

Four Shot in Desert Hot Springs Following Fight Between Neighbors Video included

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Four men were shot and hospitalized in Desert Hot Springs today following a fight between neighbors over a theft accusation, according to police.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Apprehend Body Carriers with Narcotics

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling packages of methamphetamine and fentanyl which were taped to their bodies on Friday afternoon. 

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San Gorgonio Pass

Pursuit Results in Major Injury Traffic Collision

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On July 11, 2017, at approximately 7:26PM, CHP officers from the San Gorgonio Pass Area were monitoring traffic in the area of Bridge Street near Gilman Springs Road.

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Indio

Steven Lopez to Represent Himself in Indio Murder Trial

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A judge today agreed to allow a 19-year-old murder suspect accused of gunning down a man last year in Indio to represent himself at his upcoming trial. 

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Palm Desert

Two Arrested for Several Reported Burglaries in Palm Desert

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On June, 10, 2017, at approximately 11:00 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a burglary in the 1000 block of Pinehurst Lane, Palm Desert. 

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Indio

Indio Beer Robbery Leads to Pursuit and Two Juveniles Arrested, One Wanted

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Three juveniles have been arrested after attempting to steal beer from the AM/PM on Highway 111 in Indio.

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Arsonist Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Setting 25 Coachella Valley Fires

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A man convicted of setting 25 structures and vehicles ablaze throughout the Coachella Valley over 14 months was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Friday. Luis Josue Perales, 23, pleaded guilty last month to setting 25 separate fires between Jan....

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Man Charged With Arson for Allegedly Trying to Burn Down Desert Hot Springs Apartment

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A man was charged with arson Thursday after allegedly trying to burn down a Desert Hot Springs apartment following a dispute with the landlord. Steven Louis Armenta, 50, pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count each of arson and battery on a peace officer ...

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Alleged Stolen Vehicle Suspect Steals Pickup Truck in Palm Desert, Crashes in Indio Following Police Pursuit

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An alleged stolen vehicle suspect took a pickup truck in Palm Desert, then led officers on a short pursuit into Indio, where the suspect crashed the truck into a traffic sign and was taken into custody. 

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Suspect Wanted in Salton Sea Homicide, 3 Others Arrested

Armando Taylor, wanted for homicide and conspiracy remains at large. Armando Taylor, wanted for homicide and conspiracy remains at large.
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An alleged murderer is on the loose and deputies need your help locating him. Investigators are looking for 35-year-old Armando Taylor for his part in a murder of a 38-year-old man...

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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Burglary Charges in Alleged Palm Desert Hotel Spree

Francisco Segovia, 18, pleads not guilty to burglary charges. Francisco Segovia, 18, pleads not guilty to burglary charges.
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One of two young men who allegedly committed a series of room break-ins at a Marriott property in Palm Desert last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday to eight counts of burglary. Francisco Segovia, 18, is accused along with Jeremiah Jackson, 21, of burglarizing rooms at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas...

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Hospital Golf Cart Thief Pleads Guilty to Grand Theft

Angel Lopez Roldan, 21, pleaded guilty to stealing a golf cart  from Eisenhower Medical Center. Angel Lopez Roldan, 21, pleaded guilty to stealing a golf cart from Eisenhower Medical Center.
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A young man who stole a golf cart from a Rancho Mirage hospital where he was being treated, then skipped a scheduled court appearance, pleaded guilty to a felony grand theft charge Wednesday and will spend six months in county jail, followed by nearly three years of supervised release.

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Stolen Truck Hits Car, Crashes into Motel

No one injured after driver causes traffic collision and runs into building. No one injured after driver causes traffic collision and runs into building.
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One person is in custody after crashing a stolen pick up truck into a car and then a motel on July 4....

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Cathedral City Man to Stand Trial for Coachella Man's Murder

Judge rules Stultz must stand trial for Desert Hot Springs man's murder. Judge rules Stultz must stand trial for Desert Hot Springs man's murder.
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A parolee accused of gunning down a man in the courtyard of an apartment building in Desert Hot Springs must stand trial for the victim's murder, a judge ruled Friday.

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La Quinta

Teenage Girl Allegedly Robs Fellow Teen With BB Gun at La Quinta Park

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A teenage girl carrying what turned out to be a BB gun robbed a 15-year-old boy of his cell phone at gunpoint in La Quinta, a sheriff's sergeant said today. 

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Banning

Man Accused of Fatally Assaulting 4-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty

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A Hemet man accused of killing his girlfriend's 4-year- old son was charged today with assault on a child resulting in death. 

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Hemet

Morning Raids Net Numerous Arrests, Seizures

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The results of Operation ``Valley Vigilance'' were announced by representatives from the Hemet Police Department and the Riverside County District Attorney's Office during a briefing at Hemet City Hall. 

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Indio

Men Charged in Indio Pursuit and Neighborhood Search Plead Guilty

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Two young men who led police on a vehicle and foot pursuit triggered by reports of gunfire in an Indio residential neighborhood pleaded guilty today to evading arrest and concealed firearm charges. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Man Accused of Killing Roommate to Stand Trial on Murder, Assault Charges

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A Desert Hot Springs man who allegedly shot and killed his roommate, then threatened to kill the victim's girlfriend, must stand trial on charges of murder, assault with a gun and criminal threats, a judge ruled today. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Vehicle Violation Leads to Illegal Weapons Arrest in Desert Hot Springs

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On June 25, 2017 at approximately 9:09 AM, Desert Hot Springs Police Officers were conducting increased proactive patrols in the numbered streets north of Pierson Blvd due to recent incidents in the area. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Trespassing Leads to Stolen Vehicle, Burglary Arrest in Desert Hot Springs

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Officers arrived and found a vehicle parked in the driveway and a records check showed the vehicle was reported stolen on 06/24/2017 in Palm Springs. 

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Riverside

Woman Sentenced in Disability Fraud Case Totaling Nearly $500,000 in Loss

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A Corona woman has been sentenced to state prison and ordered to pay restitution totaling nearly $500,000 in a disability fraud case. 

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Calexico

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted in Calexico

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An El Centro Sector Border Patrol agent assigned patrol duties in Calexico, was assaulted Thursday afternoon. 

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Thousand Palms

Man Who Allegedly Robbed Thousand Palms Business at Knifepoint Free on Bail

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A man who allegedly robbed a Thousand Palms business at knifepoint was free on bail today, jail records show. 

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Riverside

Felon Charged with Trying to Sexually Assault Senior Citizen

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A convicted sex offender accused of attacking an 82- year-old Riverside woman was charged today with assault with intent to commit rape. 

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Indio

Two Women Plead Not Guilty to Coachella Festival Cell Phone Thefts

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Two women accused of stealing cell phones and other property from Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival attendees pleaded not guilty today to multiple criminal charges.

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Thermal

Criminal Proceedings Suspended in Alleged Girlfriend Slaying Case, Doctor to Examine Indio Man

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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. 

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Palm Spring

Palm Springs Police Arrest Robbery and Assault Suspect

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On June 6th,  Palm Springs PD investigated a robbery allegation in the 3600 block of N Indian Canyon Drive. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Law Enforcement Agencies Serve a Series of Gang Associate Warrants in Desert Hot Springs

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According to Riverside County Sheriff's Office, starting at 6:00 AM, members from the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force along with multiple local law enforcement agencies served a series of gang associate warrants within Desert Hot Springs and surrounding areas.

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La Quinta

Man Arrested for Alleged Domestic Violence Flees During Transportation to Jail

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A Beaumont man arrested Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence escaped while being transported to county jail, but his freedom was short-lived.

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Indio

Suspect in Stabbing Death of UNLV Roommate Arrested in Indio

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Authorities say a 25-year-old man sought by police in the stabbing death of his roommate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has been arrested near the Southern California desert town of Indio. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discover Narcotics in Vehicle's Seats

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Monday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 3:05 p.m. after a 23-year- old woman approached the checkpoint in a black Toyota Camry. During primary inspection, a Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle. Agents then referred the vehicle to secondary inspection for further examination. Story: Border Patrol Arr... More>>

Palm Springs

Yucca Valley Man Accused in Fatal DUI Palm Springs Crash to Stand Trial for Murder

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A Yucca Valley man accused of triggering a collision in Palm Springs while high on drugs, killing one of his passengers and injuring three other people, must stand trial on charges of murder and DUI causing injury, a judge ruled today. 

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Joshua Tree

Altercation Escalates into Gun Drawn at Apartment Complex, One Arrested

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On Monday, June 12, 2017, at approximately 11:34 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to an apartment complex on the 60800 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree referencing a male subject pointing a handgun at the reporting party. 

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Desert Center

Arizona Man Convicted in Fatal Desert Center Shooting to Enter Drug Treatment Program

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A judge decided today that a 19-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the shooting death of a woman found inside a car alongside Interstate 10 near Desert Center, will be allowed to enroll in a substance abuse treatment program in lieu of prison time. 

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Thermal

Desert Mirage High School Teacher in Custody for Alleged Child Molestation

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A teacher at Desert Mirage High School in Thermal is in custody in Imperial County on child molestation charges.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Seize Methamphetamine Hidden Near Salton City

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station, assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling Saturday afternoon. 

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Indio

Stolen Vehicle Suspect Arrested in Indio

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Police located a stolen vehicle involved in a brief chase near Golf Center Parkway and Highway 111 around 9:30 AM. 

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Palm Springs

Marine Charged in Alleged Attempt to Bring Explosives Onto Palm Springs Flight

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A 20-year-old Marine stationed in Twentynine Palms is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to bring live military ordnance onto a plane at Palm Springs International Airport, court papers show. 

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Man suspected of shooting at deputy in California arrested

Sheriff's officials in Northern California have arrested a man suspected of shooting at a deputy following a traffic stop.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discovers Narcotics in Vehicles Floor, Two Arrested

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Thursday afternoon. 

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Coachella

Man Who Barricaded Himself Inside Coachella Apartment Following Gunshot Investigation Charged

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A man who barricaded himself inside a Coachella apartment, following reports of a gunshot fired within the residence, was charged with two counts of making criminal threats today. 

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Los Angeles

Police Seek Public Help to Identify Grand Theft Suspect

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Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division are seeking the public's help in providing information that leads to the identity, arrest and prosecution of a theft suspect.

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Riverside County

Stolen Vehicle Suspect Eludes Law Enforcement, Located in Newport Beach

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A man who allegedly stole a car from a Palm Springs liquor store eluded authorities today following a pursuit through the city and onto Interstate 10, where law enforcement lost sight of him on the freeway near Beaumont.

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Palm Springs

District Attorney's Office Rules That Fatal Palm Springs Officer-Involved Shooting Was Justified

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The Riverside County District Attorney's Office said today that the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man by a Palm Springs police officer last year was legally justified.

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Coachella

Suspect in Possible Shooting Arrested After Stand-Off at Coachella Apartment

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A 57-year-old parolee suspected in a shooting was arrested at the end of a near five-hour standoff with authorities at a Coachella apartment. 

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Coachella

Gang Member Who Allegedly Shot Deputy Captured in Mexico, Pleads Not Guilty

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A documented gang member who was apprehended in Mexico a week after he allegedly shot a sheriff's deputy in Coachella is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on attempted murder and other felony charges.

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Coachella

Woman in Custody for Alleged Drunken Driving Crash, Fleeing Scene, in Coachella

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A young woman accused of driving drunk and triggering a fiery Christmas time 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. 

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Coachella

Suspected Deputy Shooter Also Witness in Unrelated Murder Trial

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A 27-year-old gang member due in court today on charges of shooting a Coachella sheriff's deputy is also a witness in an unrelated 2014 Coachella murder, court papers show. 

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Los Angeles

FBI Looking For Serial Bank Robber; Seeks Public's Help

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A bank robber now linked to five robberies in the past 2 weeks is being sought by the FBI and law enforcement partners with jurisdiction over the cities in which banks were robbed. The suspect, known to law enforcement as the Dual Valley Bandit since his robberies occurred in both the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys, is wanted in connection with the following bank robberies U.S. Bank May 15 Burbank Wells Fargo May 15 South Pasadena Chase May 27 North Hollywood Chase May 27 ... More>>

Indio

Man Accused in Daughter's Crash Death to Stand Trial for Murder

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A man accused of causing a Palm Desert crash that killed his infant daughter must stand trial on second-degree murder and child endangerment charges, a judge ruled Friday.

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Indio

Hemet Man Sentenced to More Than 122 Years for Soliciting Teenage Prostitution Over Facebook

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A Hemet man who posed as a woman on Facebook and solicited women and teenage girls to engage in sex acts for money, including two Indio high school students who went to authorities, is facing a potential life prison term, prosecutors said.

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Calexico

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Gang Member

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a “Sureño 13” gang member near the downtown area of Calexico Wednesday morning after he crossed illegally into the U.S. 

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Indio

One Arrested After Stabbing at Indio Grocery Store

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Indio Police Department officers responded to a stabbing just before 10:30 AM at Food 4 Less in Indio. 

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Coachella

Attempted Murder Charges Filed Against Fugitive Who Allegedly Shot Sheriff's Deputy

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Attempted murder and other charges have been filed against an at-large documented gang member who allegedly shot a Riverside County sheriff's deputy last week in Coachella, court papers obtained today show.

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Desert Hot Springs

Deputies Locate Suspect After Shots Fired in Desert Hot Springs Neighborhood

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Gunshots were fired in a Desert Hot Springs residential neighborhood today, but no one was hurt. 

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Niland

Border Patrol Busts Two Narcotics Loads on Highway 86

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested three women suspected of drug smuggling in two separate events over the Memorial Day Weekend.

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Yucca Valley

Two Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery and Attempted Murder

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At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017, two armed suspects entered Castanedas Mexican food restaurant and approached an employee inside. 

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Calexico

Border Patrol Arrests Sex Offender

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender earlier today near downtown Calexico. 

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Arsonist Pleads Guilty to 25 Counts

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A man who set 25 structures and vehicles ablaze throughout the Coachella Valley over the course of 14 months pleaded guilty today to numerous counts of arson. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Suspect Charged with Murder

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On Wednesday March 29, 2017, at about 2032 hours, officers were dispatched to the 66100 Block of Sixth Street for multiple calls of shots fired. 

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Indio

Transient Charged in Alleged Stabbing at Indio Homeless Shelter

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A man was stabbed twice today at an Indio homeless shelter, and a fellow transient was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

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Palm Springs

Wig-Wearing Bank Robbery Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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A bald parolee suspected of robbing a Palm Springs bank at gunpoint while wearing a blonde wig pleaded not guilty today in Los Angeles. 

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Beaumont

Suspect Wanted for Citibank Robbery in Beaumont

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On Monday, May 22, 2017, at approximately 11:52 am, Beaumont Police Department received an alarm activation call at the Citibank Bank, located in the 700 block of Beaumont Avenue in Beaumont.

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Riverside County

Large Marijuana Grow Operations Found in Rancho Mirage

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On May 16, 2017, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) served three search warrants for illegal marijuana cultivation. 

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Indio

Two Men in Stolen SUV Elude Capture After Leading Police on Chase, Abandoning Jeep

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Two men who led Indio police on a short pursuit in a stolen SUV Tuesday were being sought after abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot.

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Indio

Indio Police Department Traffic Unit Conduct DUI Saturation Patrol

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 Indio Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on Sunday, May 21, 2017, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.  High Visibility Enforcement efforts like this have a deterrent effect, lowering the incidents of impaired driving.  

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Riverside County

50 Arrests Made During Warrant Sweep

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On Saturday, May 20, 2017, an agent from California State Parole, along with deputies from Morongo Basin and Yucaipa Stations, conducted a warrant sweep throughout the Morongo Basin area, including the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms. 

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Indio Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robberies, Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

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An Indio man who helped arrange meetings with potential buyers of items posted online robbed at gunpoint when they showed up to complete the sale, pleaded guilty Friday to the robberies and was immediately sentenced to 13 years in state prison.

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Palm Springs

Security Guard Who Allegedly Ran Over Pedestrian Pleads Not Guilty to Assault With a Deadly Weapon

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A security guard alleged to have intentionally run over a pedestrian in Palm Springs pleaded not guilty Friday to assault with a deadly weapon.

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Sheriff's Deputies Seek Public's Help in Solving 2015 Coachella Murder Case

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Sheriff's deputies Friday renewed a call for help in solving the murder of a man shot to death outside a Coachella apartment complex. Byron Sherley Sr., 28, was killed in the 50-900 block of Suncrest Street on May 31, 2015. Deputies responded at 11:13 that night to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon and found Sherley lying in the parking lot of the apartment complex. No other victims were located. According to Deputy Armando Munoz, the dep... More>>

Indio

Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison for Molotov Cocktail Attack

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A woman who threw a Molotov cocktail into an Indio apartment occupied by four people, including her boyfriend's former flame, pleaded guilty today to arson of an inhabited structure. 

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Riverside

Palm Springs Corruption Case Moved to Indio, Pougnet Faces Additional Charge

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Former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet and two Coachella Valley developers are slated to be arraigned in Riverside today on felony charges stemming from an alleged bribery scheme involving hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Palm Springs

Assault With a Deadly Weapon Suspect Arrested in Palm Springs

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Last night, 5-17-17 at approximately 10:50 PM, PSPD patrol officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Avenida Olancha regarding a dispute. 

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Palm Springs

Cabazon Man Who Crashed Stolen Pickup Truck Dies in Hospital

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A 19-year-old Cabazon man who was behind the wheel of a stolen pickup truck that crashed in Palm Springs died in a hospital this week, authorities said.

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Palm Desert

Shots Fired in Palm Desert Neighborhood, Dog Shot and Killed

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department officers responded to a call regarding a man with a gun at 1:00 AM near the 44-000 block of Acacia Drive in Rancho Mirage.

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Cabazon

Two Women Steal Bikes in Neighborhood, Bring Child Along

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An unusual set of partners in crime. Surveillance video shows two women committing a crime with a child tagging along with them. 

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Desert Hot Springs

High Speed Chase of Stolen Vehicle Leads to Crash in Desert Hot Springs

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On May 5th, 2017, at about 7:41 pm, Deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to an Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) hit of a stolen Volvo from the city of Desert Hot Springs. Deputies were in the area and able to locate the vehicle immediately. 

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Indio

Alcohol Related Incidents Top List of Arrests at Stagecoach

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Indio police arrested 139 people during the three-day Stagecoach Music Festival, 18 less than were arrested during last year's festival, according to police statistics released Tuesday.

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Thousand Palms

Police Investigate Shots Heard in Thousand Palms

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department officers responded to a call at 11:00 AM to reports of shots heard in the area of 30-700 block of Calle Helene. 

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Beaumont

Beaumont Theft and Vandalism Investigation at Elementary School

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On Monday, April 24, 2017, at approximately 6:48 am, Beaumont Police Department responded to Anna Hause Elementary School located at 1015 Carnation Lane, to investigate a report of theft and vandalism that had occurred the previous day. 

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Man Found Shot in Parked Car in Indio

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A man who was found shot in the head inside a parked car in Indio remained hospitalized in critical condition, according to police.

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Indio

8th Person Arrested for Pickpocketing at Coachella Fest

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Police announced the eighth person arrested for allegedly stealing cell phones from attendees at the Coachella Valley Music and arts Festival during the past two weekends.

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Palm Springs

Police Seek Public Help in Nabbing Three Residential Burglary Suspects

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Palm Springs police sought the public's help in identifying three suspects who burglarized a home last week, and were recorded during the break-in on the residence's surveillance camera.

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Indio

More Cell Phone Thieves Arrested at Coachella

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Five suspected thieves working in groups were arrested at the Coachella Art and Music Festival, police said today. The suspects were arrested Friday after police received multiple reports of stolen cellphones inside the festival grounds.   

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Banning

Four Shot in Banning, All Underwent Surgery

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On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at approximately 2150 hours, Officers of the Banning Police Department were dispatched to the area of the 900 block of North Allen Street. Police Dispatch had received a call of shots fire in the area. When Officers arrived to the area, they located one male subject who had a grazing head wound. He was treated on scene by CAL-Fire paramedics and was not transported to the hospital. There were three other males who had been shot and they transported themse... More>>

Palm Desert

Indio Man Convicted in Girlfriend's Killing

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Jurors returned a guilty verdict Monday in the trial of an Indio man accused of slashing his girlfriend's throat with a box cutter, then running the 41-year-old teacher over with her Toyota Prius after the initialattack failed to kill her.

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Indio

Man Arrested at Coachella Fest, Found In Possession Of Over 100 Stolen Cell Phones

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A New York man was arrested at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, police said today. Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, 36, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. Friday at the festival grounds, located at 81500 Avenue 51.   

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Calimesa

Suspect Wanted for Armed Robbery in Calimesa

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On April 13, 2017, officers from the Calimesa Police Department responded to a call of an armed robbery at a business within the 1200 block of Calimesa Blvd. in the city of Calimesa. 

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Indio

Indio Man Arrested After Being Linked To 15 Burglaries

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On Thursday, April 13, 2017, officers assigned to the Coachella Police Department Community Action Team completed an investigation into a series of commercial burglaries reported in the city of Coachella that occurred between September and October, 2016. 

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Rancho Mirage

Three People Detained After Armed Robbery in Rancho Mirage

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department officers responded to a call around 7:20 AM this morning regarding an armed robbery. The officers arrived at Bob Hope Drive and Gerald Ford Drive in Rancho Mirage. 

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Calexico

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Illegal Sex Offender

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender yesterday near downtown Calexico. 

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Indio

One Shot at Gas Station in Indio

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An adult male was shot one time by a Hispanic male adult that was 20-25 years old at an AMPM in Indio.  

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Coachella

Police Search for Possible Shooter in Coachella

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department officers responded to a call at 5:00 PM near the corner of Avenida Adobe and Westerfield Way in Coachella. 

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San Bernardino

8-Year-Old Dead in School Shooting, Suspect and Victims Identified

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San Bernardino Police arrived on scene at Northpark Elementary School after receiving calls of a shooting at 10:27 AM. The shooting took place in one special needs classroom for students grades 1-4. 

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San Bernardino

Elementary School Shooting in San Bernardino, Multiple Gunshot Victims

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San Bernardino County Fire Department is at the scene of multiple gunshot victims at Northpark Elementary School in San Bernardino. Triage and victim count is taking place.  It is believed to be a murder suicide in a classroom. Two students have been transported to the hospital.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Arrest Cocaine Smugglers and Sex Offender

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man and woman suspected of drug smuggling Saturday morning and a previously deported sex offender later that night.

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Thousand Palms

Fatal Motorcycle Collision Results in Multiple Charges

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On April 7th, at approximately 7:46 AM, a traffic collision on Interstate 10 resulted in a fatality and an arrest. Dawn Fleck, a 56-year-old female from Palm Desert was driving a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser on Interstate 10 eastbound, east of Bob Hope Drive. 

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Rancho Mirage

Man Suspected of Twice Robbing Same Rancho Mirage Business Arrested

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A man who allegedly burglarized the same Rancho Mirage business twice, stealing goods valued at around $20,000, was being held without bail.

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Palm Springs

Shooting Outside Busy Palm Springs Nightclub

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A person was shot during a fight in the parking lot of a Palm Springs nightclub early Saturday.

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Indio

Indio Man Arrested for Willful Harm to a Child

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Kenneth McHerron, 24, arrested by Indio Police around 1:45 AM this morning on Highway 111. He was booked around 2:30 AM into the Indio Jail. McHerron is charged with felony count of willful harm to a child. Bail set at $50,000. His first court date is going to be Tuesday April 11th at 8:00 AM.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Stolen Vehicle Victim Spots Own Car

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Palm Springs Police Department responded to a call around 11:57 AM regarding a stolen car. The victim of a stolen vehicle incident spotted the vehicle in the city of Palm Springs driven by someone they did not know. The victim contacted police and police were able to locate the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near Overture Drive and Highway 111.  The driver cooperate with police and pulled over where four people were then detained. The vehicle was originally taken from an a...

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Man Remembers Carrying Teacher's Body

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The man accused of murdering a Palm Desert teacher claims he doesn't remember most of the night she was killed, but says he does remember putting her lifeless body in her car. 

Michael Franco is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Jill Thomas Grant, in December 2013.  

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Riverside

Grand Jury Accuses Inland Empire Man of 17 Child Exploitation Offenses

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An Inland Empire man was named today in a federal grand jury indictment that charges him with a series of child exploitation crimes for allegedly coercing six boys around the nation to send him sexually explicit videos.  Francisco Javier Soledad, 24, of Eastvale, was charged today in a 17-count indictment that alleges six counts of producing of child pornography, six counts of using the internet to induce a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.

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La Quinta

Police Pursuit Ends in Stolen Vehicle Arrest

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According to Riverside County Sheriff's Department, James Brown, a 34-year-old male from La Quinta has been arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. The Riverside Auto Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID) took over the investigation, which has California Highway Patrol members on the team.  More>>

Desert Hot Springs

Hate Crime Charges Filed in Desert Hot Springs Attempted Murder

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Attempted murder and hate crime allegations were filed today against a 19-year-old man who accidentally shot himself during an alleged attempt to kill a black employee at an auto parts store. Rudy Arana allegedly brought a sawed-off shotgun last Thursday to the Autozone store at 12660 Palm Drive and announced he was ``there to kill a n----r,'' according to Desert Hot Springs police Chief Dale Mondary. Employees told police that Arana appeared at the store around 7:15 a.m. looki... More>>

Riverside

Inland Empire Dentist Pleads Guilty in Child Pornography Case

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A dentist who formerly lived and worked in Temecula pleaded guilty this afternoon to possession of child pornography, including videos of children under the age of 10 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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Desert Hot Springs

One Person Injured in Desert Hot Springs Shooting

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A week of violence has continued in Desert Hot Springs. KMIR News has conformed that another shooting has taken place within the Desert Hot Springs city limits.

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Murder Victim Identified by Coroner's

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One man is dead tonight after being shot in a Desert Hot Springs neighborhood. The shooting occurred at 6th Street and Cactus Drive, the same location where another man was found dead earlier in the week.

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Twentynine Palms

Two Murders In Twentynine Palms, Suspect in Custody

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On Friday, March 24, 2017, at approximately 12:03 a.m., deputies responded to a 911 call reference two people deceased inside of a residence in the 7700 block of Bedouin Avenue, located in the City of Twentynine Palms. 

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Palm Springs

Fourth Robbery in Three Months at Palm Springs Metro PCS

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According to store owners Beatrice Irene Reyes and Maria Flores, Metro PCS in Palm Springs was robbed around 6:35 AM Friday, March 31st. They said this is the fourth time their store has been robbed in the last three months.

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Cathedral City

Coroners Identify Man Killed in Cathedral City DUI Crash

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Authorities identified a man who was killed in a crash in Cathedral City involving a motorist who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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Coachella

Coachella Man Arrested for Two Counts of Commercial Burglary

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On March 29, 2017, approximately 4:00 a.m., the Coachella Police Department responded to an audible alarm at the Family Dollar store, located at 49-681 Harrison Street, Coachella.  Upon arrival, officers discovered shattered glass, indicating a burglary had occurred.  

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Palm Desert

Four Arrested After Robbery in Palm Desert

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On March 30, 2017, at approximately 10:30 AM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department received a report of a theft that occurred at a business located in the 72800 block of Highway 111, in Palm Desert. Investigating officers arrived and provided a suspect vehicle description to fellow officers in the area. A vehicle matching the description was located on Monterey Avenue and Gerald Ford Drive. A traffic enforcement stop was conducted and all four occupants of the veh... More>>

Desert Hot Springs

Police Investigating Attempted Homicide

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Desert Hot Springs Police Department responded to a call that came in around 7:13 AM regarding an attempted homicide outside of an AutoZone at the 12600 block of Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs. Story: Second Shooting In Two Days Leaves One Dead In Desert Hot Springs The suspect was taken to the hospital with injuries, which he suffered in the assault. The suspect suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound in the incident. The victim was unharmed.

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Perris

Illegal Shooting Rises in Riverside County's Perris Area

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says its Perris Station deputies have been responding to increased complaints of illegal shooting.

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Thermal

Thermal Murder / Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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A 22-year-old Indio man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting fire to the Thermal mobile home she shared with her children pleaded not guilty today to murder, arson, assault and animal cruelty charges. Christian Pacheco is charged in the death of Elilia Valdez, a mother of two.

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Banning

Clever and Caught, Bank Robber Learns His Fate

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A Banning man who led a group of burglars that conducted a 10-year-long series of heists targeting Southland banks by cutting through rooftops has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for participating in two burglaries. Alceu Johnny Andreis, 48, of Banning, received the 240-month sentence yesterday afternoon from United States District Judge Dale S. Fischer. In addition to the prison term, Judge Fischer ordered Andreis to pay $12,082,403 in restitution to two financial insti...

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Indio

Victim identified, Suspect Wanted in Indio Apartment Shooting

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Police Sunday were looking for a suspect who shot and killed a teenage boy in an Indio apartment complex on Friday. 

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Cherry Valley

Two Dead In Cherry Valley Murder / Suicide

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On Saturday, March 25, 2017, at about 10:51 AM, deputies from the Cabazon Station responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call occurring in the 39000 block of Cherry Valley Blvd in Cherry Valley. Upon arrival deputies located one deceased Hispanic male adult in the roadway. The male sustained gunshot injuries that caused his death. Story: One Dead In Desert Hot Springs Homicide When deputies arrived, they heard additional gunshots coming from a residence at the location. T...

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Victorville

Suspect Wanted After Escaping Police Custody

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On Sunday, March 26, 2017, at approximately 5:27 pm, suspect Charles Brown escaped from the back seat of a marked patrol unit he was in at the Victorville Police Department. Brown fled the area on foot and deputies are asking for the public's assistance in locating him. Story: Suspect Sought in Teen Homicide Brown was arrested at approximately 4:10 pm for Transportation of Narcotics. Brown was taken to the Victorville Police Department to be interviewed by deputies. B... More>>

Pasadena

$20,000 Reward Offered In Cheesecake Factory Explosion

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Pasadena Police Detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agents hope a video recording of the man who is suspected of having committed the Cheesecake Factory explosion, and a reward of up to $20,000, will prompt witnesses to come forward with the suspect’s identification. On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at about 6:08 P.M., Pasadena Police Officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a call of an explosion at a Cheesecake Factory restaurant at 2 West Colorado Bl...

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La Quinta

La Quinta Hit and Run Suspect Under The Influence of Heroin

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Kelly Campbell, 45 of Seal Beach, was traveling northbound on Washington St., where she collided with another vehicle, and continued without stopping. La Quinta Special Enforcement Team members located and stopped the vehicle driven by Campbell, at Washington St. and Hwy. 111. No injuries were sustained in this collision.

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Las Vegas

Gunman Surrenders After Fatal Shooting on Las Vegas Strip

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Las Vegas police say the gunman in a fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Arrest Suspected Smuggler in Salton City

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling narcotics Friday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 8:40 a.m., when a 36-year- old man approached the checkpoint in a green 1999 Ford Explorer. Prior to reaching primary inspection, a Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the vehicle’s undercarriage. Border Patrol agents referred the man to secondary inspection for further examination. Upon fu...

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Beaumont

Four Arrested in Beaumont Homicide

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On March 23, 2017, Police arrested Samuel Jesus Acosta, 32 years old of Banning, and Mathew Ray Zues Munoz, 25 years old of Beaumont for homicide, kidnapping, attempted murder, and several weapons and gang violations. Also arrested were Erika Cristell Garcia, 24 years old, for kidnapping, attempted homicide and gang enhancements. They also arrested Francisca Perla Acosta, 34 years old, of Banning for accessory and gang and weapons enhancements in the homicide of Jasmine Zuniga that o...

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Palm Springs

Charges Dismissed In Case of Hacienda Embezzlement

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A grand theft charge was dismissed today against the former bookkeeper of a now-shuttered Palm Springs eatery owned by developer Richard Meaney, who faces multiple felony charges for allegedly bribing former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet. Robert Wills, 59, of Palm Springs, was charged with grand theft last May for allegedly forging Meaney's wife's signature on 20 checks and stealing 10 pre-signed checks over the course of six months, netting him $26,280 wh...

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Cathedral City

Children Abducted in Cathedral City, Found In Desert Hot Springs

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The license plate on the White Honda Accord is 7TJR654.  The suspect, children, and vehicle were last seen heading west towards Ramon Road in Cathedral City

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