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Palm Desert

Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement For Using Palm Desert Company Card After He Was Fired

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A man suspected of never returning a company credit card and using it to make personal purchases after being fired from the Palm Desert business was arrested Thursday on suspicion of embezzlement. Story: Fifteen Suspects Arrested in Walmart Embezzlement Case The business, which is located in the 7300 block of El Paseo, reported multiple fraudulent transactions on Dec. 25, on the company's credit card, which had been issued to a former employee who never returned it upon his ter...

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Calexico

Border Patrol Seize Methamphetamine and Arrests Sex Offender

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Saturday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 a.m., when a 24-year-old U.S. citizen was referred to secondary at the Highway 86 checkpoint after a canine team alerted to his Jeep Grand Cherokee. During the search, agents discovered 15 vacuum-sealed packages wrapped in cellophane hidden in a compartment within the vehicle’s roof... More>>

Indio

Testimony Begins in Coachella Murder Trial

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A 23-year-old man was gunned down in front of his Coachella home by the brother of the victim's on-again, off-again girlfriend, a prosecutor said Monday as the murder trial of the alleged shooter and another man got underway, but defense attorneys maintained the attack was a spontaneous and unplanned act for which the defendants should be facing a lesser charge of manslaughter. Noel Hernandez and Carlos Martinez, both 22-year-old residents of Palm Desert, are charged in the death of ...

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Calexico

Border Patrol Arrests Previously Deported Child Sex Offender

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a Mexican citizen, who illegally entered the United States Wednesday afternoon. 

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Palm Desert

Los Angeles Man Arrested For Allegedly Locking Himself Inside Palm Desert Business With Employee

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A Los Angeles man who allegedly locked himself inside the backroom of a Palm Desert business with an employee was in custody Thursday, in an incident that also triggered a bomb squad response after a ``suspicious device'' was located in the suspect's bag. Andrew Campbell, 28, is accused of ``yelling and acting erratically'' while inside a business in the 44400 block of Town Center Way at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, then locking himself inside a backroom of the establishment while an e... More>>

Perris

Perris Couple Charged with Torturing, Imprisoning Children

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A Perris couple suspected of forcibly keeping a dozen of their children, some of them adults, in squalid conditions and with several shackled to their beds were behind bars Monday. David Allen Turpin, 56, and his wife, 49-year-old Louise Ann Turpin, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing multiple acts of torture and child abuse. Both are being held in lieu of $9 million bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. According to Riverside County sheriff's officia...

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Indio

Two Suspected Gang Members Arrested for String of Indio Shootings

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On January 17, 2018, members of the Indio Police Department’s Street Crime Unit arrested Jackson Terrace gang members Cristian “Lil Downer” Yanez and Joel Vargas for a string of shootings and assaults that occurred in the City of Indio between 01/07/18 and 01/14/2018. Story: Three Gang Members Arrested in Indio Following Burglary Investigation Several search warrants were conducted and two firearms were recovered along with evidence linking them to the cr...

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Indio

Indio Police Officer to Stand Trial on Rape Charges

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An Indio police officer accused of sexually assaulting his young cousin at his Palm Desert home pleaded not guilty Friday to rape and other felony charges.

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Palm Desert

Deputies Release Sketch of Suspect in Attempted Sexual Assaults of 2 Palm Desert Business Employees

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On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, about 9:19 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to an unknown trouble call in the 74200 block of Highway 111 in the city of Palm Desert.  Story: Felon Charged with Trying to Sexually Assault Senior Citizen Officers arrived within minutes and learned a male entered a business at the location and attempted to sexually assault two employees. The victims fought with the suspect inside the business and exited the backdo...

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Palm Springs

Man to Stand Trial for Allegedly Pointing Shotgun at Woman in Palm Springs

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An ex-con who booked into jail Friday for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a woman at his Palm Springs home...

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Cabazon

Suspect in Reservation Triple Shooting Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder

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Riverside County Sheriff's Office and tribal police are investigating reports of a possible shooting on the Morongo Indian Reservation.

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Palm Springs

Cathedral City Man Sentenced to Nearly 12 Years for Causing Fatal Palm Springs Wreck While Drunk

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A driver who was under the influence when he caused a Palm Springs crash that killed a passenger in the other car pleaded guilty Thursday to DUI gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving charges.

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Perris

'They Were Masters of Concealment': Who are the Turpins?

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There are still plenty of questions about how so much alleged abuse could take place inside such a quiet and seemingly safe community.

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Palm Desert

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 1992 Cold Case Murder of Palm Desert Man

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A contract killer who was hired 25 years ago to murder his employer's romantic rival, a Palm Desert man whose remains were found buried in a Nevada streambed, was convicted Wednesday of murder. 

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La Quinta

Three Suspects Arrested for Parole Violation in La Quinta

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On Thursday, January 11, 2018, members from the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) with assistance from the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, La Quinta Traffic Enforcement Team, Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team, Indio Police Departments Street Crimes Unit, Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force, and the East Riverside County Post Release Accountability and Compliance Team (PACT Team) conducted probation and parole compliance checks in th... More>>

Indio

Felon Arrested with Drugs and Weapons in Indio

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On Tuesday, January 10, 2018, Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force Officers (CVVCGTF) were conducting follow up investigation when they contacted a male adult (later identified as Miguel Osorio) in the area of Sun Gold Street and San Jacinto Avenue, located in the city of Indio. Story: Two Gang Members Arrested in Indio, Drugs and Weapons Seized 30-year-old, Indio resident, Miguel Osorio, was arrested and booked into the Riverside County Jail, located in the city... More>>

Beaumont

Five Arrested Following Beaumont Search Warrant

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A search warrant served at a Beaumont residence yielded five arrests and the seizure of items related to drug sales, identity theft and other crimes, sheriff's deputies said Thursday. The operation was conducted Tuesday by members of the San Gorgonio Special Operations Gang Task Force, the Post-Release Accountability Team and the Beaumont Police Department. Story: Search Warrant Leads to Arrest, Gun Seizure in Beaumont A search warrant served in the 600 block of Massachusetts ... More>>

Indio

Border Patrol Arrests Men with Weapons and Narcotics

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents conducted A vehicle stop on Interstate 10 and arrested two men illegally in the United States in possession of a loaded gun, knives and narcotics Wednesday afternoon. Story: Border Patrol Discovers Meth in Engine Compartment The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m., when agents conducted a vehicle stop on a Burgundy Chevrolet Tahoe driving on Interstate 10 east of Monroe Avenue. Border Patrol Agents conducted an immigration ins... More>>

Death Penalty Sought For California Man Accused of Molesting, Killing Girlfriend's Baby

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The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has announced plans to seek the death penalty for a Redwood City man accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend's infant daughter before beating her to death in Aug. 2015. Daniel Contreras, 29, had been dating the infant's mother for roughly two months when she left 17-month-old Evelyn alone with him for the first time on Aug. 6, 2015. After she left, Contreras allegedly spent hours repeatedly sexually assaulting the baby. When Evel... More>>

Rancho Mirage

DUI Driver Found Unresponsive After Crash in Rancho Mirage

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Officers from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on eastbound Dinah Shore, east of Duval, in the city of Rancho Mirage.  Story: DUI Pursuit Suspect With Prior Manslaughter Conviction Pleads Guilty to Chase Charges Upon arrival, they found Ramon Hernandez-Cervantes, 32, of Cathedral City, alone in the vehicle, unresponsive and bleeding from the head. Riverside County Fire Department units arrived and gave medical...

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Palm Springs

Murder Charge Filed Against Man Accused of Killing Mother in Palm Springs, Leading South Dakota Authorities on Chase

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A suspicious death investigation in South Dakota has connections to the Coachella Valley.

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Desert Hot Springs

Woman Leads Police on Slow-Speed Pursuit from Desert Hot Springs to Palm Desert

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 A woman leads police on a slow-speed pursuit from Desert Hot Springs to Palm Desert Saturday.

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Desert Hot Springs

Man Accused in Father's Beating Death Committed to State Hospital

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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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Niland

Border Patrol Discovers Meth Strapped to Girl’s Torso

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 111 checkpoint arrested a 14-year-old girl suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Saturday afternoon. 

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Indio

Three Gang Members Arrested in Indio Following Burglary Investigation

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On January 3, 2018, members of the Indio Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit, Quality Life Team and members of the Riverside Sheriff Departments Business District Unit conducted a follow-up referencing a rash of burglaries throughout the Coachella Valley. Story: Palm Springs Gang Sweep Leads to Arrests, Drug Seizures Daniel Peralta, a subject who is currently on probation for burglary and who had an active warrant for burglary was arrested. During the course of th... More>>

Palm Desert

Thousands Stolen from El Paseo Retail Store, Suspect Wanted

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On January 4, 2018, at 10:29 am, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Palm Desert Station and Palm Desert Business District Team responded to the Louis Vuitton retail store, located at 73515 El Paseo Drive, Palm Desert regarding a theft that just occurred. Story: DUI Pursuit Suspect With Prior Manslaughter Conviction Pleads Guilty to Chase Charges Preliminary investigation revealed a black male, approximately 30 years old, took multiple ite...

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Palm Springs

Man Who Allegedly Stole Palm Springs Police Chief's Patrol Unit, Impersonated Cop, Now in Custody

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A body shop worker was arrested today for allegedly stealing Palm Springs police Chief Bryan Reyes' patrol vehicle from the Cathedral City shop where the suspect worked and using the SUV to try to pull over a motorist. William Leon Menser, 26, of Indio, is accused of taking the vehicle in November while it was undergoing body work repair at Rembrandt's Paint and Body. After allegedly stealing the SUV, Menser attempted a traffic stop on a man in Cathedral City, according to an arrest ... More>>

Palm Springs

Court Documents: Palm Springs Resident in Suspicious Death Investigation Had History of Domestic Violence

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According to court documents, the Palm Springs resident at the center of a suspicious death investigation in South Dakota has a history of domestic violence. 

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Desert Hot Springs

DUI Pursuit Suspect With Prior Manslaughter Conviction Pleads Guilty to Chase Charges

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a call at 7:30 AM about a DUI driver at the intersection of Monterey and Ramon in Rancho Mirage. 

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Banning

Banning Police Seek Man Accused in Woman's Fatal Shooting

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A 44-year-old man was being sought today for allegedly killing a woman at a Banning residence and wounding a second person who remains hospitalized in critical condition. Kris Kenny is accused in the Dec. 29 shooting of 37-year-old Shanetta Dixon and a second unidentified victim. Officers found Dixon at a home in the 700 block of East Hoffer Street "with multiple life threatening injuries as a result of the shooting,'' Banning police said. She died at a hospital. Story: Ma... More>>

Riverside County

Former Coachella Deputy, Alleged Lover, Plead Not Guilty for Love Triangle Murder

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On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, former Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Oscar Rodriguez was arrested for the murder of Luis Carlos Morin Jr. Morin was shot and killed on Jan. 27, 2014, when Rodriguez was attempting to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. Based on the information provided by the investigating agency, Rodriguez was initially cleared with a determination that the shooting was justified. Not long after, Morin’s family filed a civil suit against Riverside C...

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Santa Ana, Calif.

California Woman Arrested for Allegedly Abusing 13-Month-Old Twins

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Police say a 26-year-old mother of four in Santa Ana abused her 13-month-old twins. 

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Jurors Recommend Death Sentence for Man Convicted in Torture-Murder of 8-Year-Old Boy

"There is nothing worse in our society than a grown man murdering and torturing an innocent little boy," Hatami told the panel.

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Man Accused in Decades-Old Desert Hot Springs Murder of Teen in Custody

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A man accused of gunning down a Desert Hot Springs teen more than two decades ago was in custody Friday in a case recently reopened by Riverside County prosecutors...

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Atlanta Mother Charged with Sons' Murders, Both Discovered with Burn Marks on Bodies

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The Atlanta Police Department says the mother of two young boys who were found dead inside their apartment Friday will be charged. Police say a one-year-old boy and a two-year-old boy were pronounced dead at the scene Friday, according to 11 Alive. Authorities say the boys both had burn marks on their bodies when police arrived at the home. According to police investigators, they have probably cause to charge mother Lamora Williams with the murders. There was another child inside th...

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Barricaded Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Roommate, Standoff With Police

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Palm Springs Police Department officers are on scene of a barricaded suspect situation in Palm Springs. The suspect is barricaded inside a residence on the 900 block of Avenue Evelita. Roads are closed at Paseo Luisa and Avenue Evelita. Stay tuned with KMIR News as this breaking news story develops.

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La Quinta

Two Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery in La Quinta

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On Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 8:54 PM, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery occurring near the La Quinta Park at Adams Street and Blackhawk ay in La Quinta. 

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La Quinta

Hit-and-Run Driver Pleads Guilty to Striking Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene; Receives Probation

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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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  • Indio

    Testimony Begins in Coachella Murder Trial

    Testimony Begins in Coachella Murder Trial

    Monday, January 22 2018 4:54 PM EST2018-01-22 21:54:30 GMT

    A 23-year-old man was gunned down in front of his Coachella home by the brother of the victim's on-again, off-again girlfriend, a prosecutor said Monday as the murder trial of the alleged shooter and another man got underway, but defense attorneys maintained the attack was a spontaneous and unplanned act for which the defendants should be facing a lesser charge of manslaughter. Noel Hernandez and Carlos Martinez, both 22-year-old residents of Palm Desert, are charged in the death of ...

    A 23-year-old man was gunned down in front of his Coachella home by the brother of the victim's on-again, off-again girlfriend, a prosecutor said Monday as the murder trial of the alleged shooter and another man got underway, but defense attorneys maintained the attack was a spontaneous and unplanned act for which the defendants should be facing a lesser charge of manslaughter. Noel Hernandez and Carlos Martinez, both 22-year-old residents of Palm Desert, are charged in the death of ...

  • Cathedral City

    Initial Plans for the New Downtown Casino in Cathedral City Revealed

    Initial Plans for the New Downtown Casino in Cathedral City Revealed

    Monday, January 22 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-01-23 01:39:01 GMT

    As announced in 2017, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians plans to build a new gaming and entertainment development on nearly 13 acres in Downtown Cathedral City. Story: Single Mom of Six from Indio Gifted New Car The initial development plans have just been released for the property at the corner of Date Palm Drive and East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111). It includes a casino, restaurants/bars, retail and mixed-use space, and Tribal government offices. Story: What Dreamer...

    As announced in 2017, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians plans to build a new gaming and entertainment development on nearly 13 acres in Downtown Cathedral City. Story: Single Mom of Six from Indio Gifted New Car The initial development plans have just been released for the property at the corner of Date Palm Drive and East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111). It includes a casino, restaurants/bars, retail and mixed-use space, and Tribal government offices. Story: What Dreamer...

  • Palm Desert

    California DMV Begins Offering Federally Approved Real ID Drivers Licenses

    California DMV Begins Offering Federally Approved Real ID Drivers Licenses

    Monday, January 22 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-01-23 01:39:03 GMT

    Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) across California began issuing the so-called real ID's on Monday. A real ID is a federally approved drivers license or identification card. 

    Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) across California began issuing the so-called real ID's on Monday. A real ID is a federally approved drivers license or identification card. 

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