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Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage Embezzlement Suspects Surrender to Authorities

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A former city of Rancho Mirage employee and her sister-in-law were charged with embezzlement and conspiracy Tuesday for allegedly taking nearly $80,000 in municipal funds for their personal use.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Makes Two Narcotics-Related Arrests in Under an Hour

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man and a woman for smuggling narcotics on two separate events that occurred in less than an hour of each other. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Woman Fatally Shot in Desert Hot Springs

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A woman who was shot and wounded Thursday night in Desert Hot Springs was taken to a Wells Fargo bank parking lot in Palm Springs before help was called. 

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Cathedral City

Police Sweep Targeting Cathedral City Gang Leads to Arrests, Gun Seizures

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A multi-agency sweep targeting a Cathedral City gang led to five arrests and the seizure of several weapons Thursday.

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Indio

Indio Man Charged With Cathedral City Knifepoint Robbery, Adding to Spree of Coachella Valley Holdups

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A 19-year-old was charged today with robbing a Cathedral City gas station at knifepoint, a day after pleading guilty and being sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for a string of other Coachella Valley holdups.

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Palm Desert

Two Suspects Arrested for Multiple Commercial Burglaries in Palm Desert

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During the month of September 2017, deputies from the Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unit began an investigation regarding multiple commercial burglaries that occurred at a business located in the 40-000 block of Harris Lane, in the city of Palm Desert. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Police Confirm One Injured in Overnight Shooting in Desert Hot Springs

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On Thursday, at approximately 1:46 AM, officers were dispatched to the area of Hacienda / Calle Las Tiendes for a report of shots in the area. 

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Palm Springs

Ex-Hotel Employee Accused of Installing Hidden Camera in Bathroom Withdraws Guilty Plea

Ex-Hotel Employee Pleads Guilty to Installing Hidden Camera in Bathroom Ex-Hotel Employee Pleads Guilty to Installing Hidden Camera in Bathroom
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A former Palm Springs hotel employee who installed a hidden camera found by a guest inside a bathroom pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor invasion of privacy charge...

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Palm Springs

Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend in Palm Springs Arrested in Texas

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A man accused of killing his girlfriend in Palm Springs, then fleeing after police questioned him, was arrested by Palm Springs police in Texas Wednesday. 

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Palm Springs

`Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Actor Arrested at Palm Springs Hotel for Alleged Domestic Violence

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Actor Nicholas Brendon, best known for his work on TV's ``Buffy the Vampire Slayer,'' is free on $50,000 bail stemming from his arrest at a Palm Springs hotel for alleged domestic violence, police confirmed Wednesday. 

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Indio

Marine Pleads Guilty to Attempt to Bring Explosives Onto Palm Springs Flight

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A 21-year-old Marine who tried to bring live military ordnance onto a plane at Palm Springs International Airport pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of an explosive device. 

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Cathedral City

Two Men to Stand Trial in Fatal Cathedral City Bar Beating, Charges Dismissed Against Third Defendant

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Two men who allegedly beat another man outside a Cathedral City bar last summer, rendering the victim comatose from injuries that ultimately proved fatal, must stand trial on murder charges, a judge ruled Tuesday, but the same charges were dropped against a co-defendant. 

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Indio

Man in Custody for Indio Officer Shooting Charged With 2012 Coachella Murder

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Samuel Carrillo Ortiz Jr., 43, is accused, along with Hector Castaneda, 28, in the killing of Joel Lerma, whose body was found alongside Avenue 44, west of Dillon Road, about 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2012. 

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Riverside

Man Admits Coercing Minors into Sending Him Self-Made Porn

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An Eastvale man pleaded guilty Monday to coercing minors he met via the Internet to send him explicit images and videos of themselves. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Makes Two Drug-Related Arrests Over the Weekend

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling narcotics on two separate events over the weekend. 

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Indio

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Alleged Palm Desert Hotel Employee Beating

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A Los Angeles man who allegedly took part in the beating of a Palm Desert hotel employee pleaded not guilty to an assault charge Monday.

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Coachella

Police Say Man Was Under the Influence of Drugs When He Fatally Struck Motorcyclist

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Authorities say a motorcyclist is dead after the driver of a pick up crashes into him Friday night in Coachella. 

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Coachella

Man Allegedly Stabs Two People in Coachella

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Police say a man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing two people in Coachella. 

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Indio

Police Investigate Shooting at Indio Car Wash Saturday

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Indio police are investigating a shooting at an Indio car wash Saturday. 

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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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Beaumont

Police Investigate Possible Teacher Assault on Student

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An investigation is underway in Beaumont to determine if a high school teacher hit a student and the circumstances behind the alleged assault, according to police. 

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Palm Springs

Transient Convicted of Murdering Homeless Palm Springs Woman Sentenced to 56 Years to Life

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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

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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Cathedral City

Man Arrested for Alleged Cathedral City Apartment Laundry Burglary

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On Wednesday October 12, 2017 at about 0135 am, the Cathedral City Police Department received a call of a subject inside the laundry room of an apartment complex located in the 68-600 Blk of Corral Rd.  

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Palm Desert

Man Charged for Allegedly Shooting Dog in Palm Desert Neighborhood

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An Indio man who allegedly shot and killed a dog while fleeing from sheriff's deputies in a Palm Desert neighborhood was charged with animal cruelty and other crimes Wednesday. 

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Security Guard Who Ran Over Pedestrian in Palm Springs Pleads Guilty, Receives Probation

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A security guard who intentionally ran over a pedestrian in Palm Springs earlier this year pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault with a deadly weapon ...

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Amber Alert Issued in Texas for 3-Year-Old Girl Sent Outside for Not Drinking Milk

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 A three-year-old girl who was reported missing in Richardson, Texas Saturday has not been located and her father is facing charges. According to NBC-5 News, the little girl’s father, Wesley Mathews, told her to stand by a tree behind their home for punishment for not drinking her milk. He told police, when he returned 15 minutes later, Sherin Mathews was gone. MORE: Body Dug Up in Sky Valley Potentially Linked to Los Angeles Cold Case Homicide Police arrested the f... More>>

Sky Valley

Body Dug Up in Sky Valley Potentially Linked to Los Angeles Cold Case Homicide

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Viewers from across the Valley have called in wondering why the Los Angeles Police Department, FBI officials, and a bulldozer were taking over a desert area in Sky Valley.

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Indio

Indio Man Sent to Prison for Life for Girlfriend's Killing

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An Indio man who slashed his girlfriend's throat with a box cutter, then ran the 41-year-old high school teacher over with her Toyota Prius after the initial attack failed to kill her, was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

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Palm Desert

Man Accused of Palm Desert Bank Robbery Arraigned on Federal Charges

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to reports of a bank robbery in the 36000 block of Cook Street in Palm Desert. 

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Indio

Charges Filed Against Man Who Allegedly Tried to Rob Palm Desert Business With Pellet Gun, Resisting Arrest

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A man who allegedly tried to rob a Palm Desert business owner with a pellet gun, then grappled with a sheriff's deputy while attempting to flee, was charged Wednesday with assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery and resisting arrest. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Passenger in Desert Hot Springs DUI Crash Dies in Hospital

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A passenger in a Desert Hot Springs car crash allegedly caused by a drunken driver has died of his injuries at a hospital, county coroners said today.

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Las Vegas Attack

Las Vegas Attack Largest Shooting in U.S. History

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Authorities on Tuesday released the first body camera footage of police responding to the Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Officers were seen hunkering down behind a wall facing Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after an initial volley of shots fired by the gunman later identified as Stephen Paddock.

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Rancho Mirage

Fugitive Coachella Valley Surgeon Sentenced to 20 Years in Scam that Took Millions from Insurance Companies

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A Rancho Mirage cosmetic surgeon who has been on the run for four months after pleading guilty in a scheme that duped health insurance companies into paying tens of millions of dollars for cosmetic procedures that were not medically necessary was sentenced in absentia this afternoon to 20 years in federal prison.

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Indio

Driver in Fatal Interstate 10 Freeway Shooting Pleads Guilty to Murder, Sentenced to 25 Years to Life

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A 20-year-old man involved in the fatal car-to-car shooting of a woman on Interstate 10 pleaded guilty to murder Friday and was immediately sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison. 

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Beaumont

Beaumont City Councilmember Pleads Guilty to Felony Bribery and Perjury

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A Beaumont city councilmember pleaded guilty today, Sept. 28, 2017, to one count of bribery and one count of perjury for crimes he committed while serving on the city council. 

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Palm Springs

Witness Account Unveils Business Surrounding Palm Springs Double Stabbing

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The business where Torres said he found the woman has signs saying "Chinese acupuncture clinic" and "acupuncture massage."

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Palm Desert

Moreno Valley Man Charged for Palm Desert Armed Carjacking, Pursuit

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An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested following a carjacking in Palm Desert, authorities said. 

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Thermal

Man Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter in Thermal Double Stabbing

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A man who stabbed two men at a Thermal home -- one fatally -- indicated through text messages that he went to the residence to assault his ex-girlfriend, a prosecutor said Thursday, but the defendant's attorney said his client he went there to find his young daughter and stabbed the men in self- defense. 

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Riverside County

Police Make Arrest in Murder Case Dating Back to 1992

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 In 1992 41-year-old Clyde Hayward went missing in Palm Desert. A few days later, deputies found his truck abandoned on Highway-95 with evidence of a shooting and dried blood.

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Cathedral City

Suspect Arrested for Child Pornography in Cathedral City

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On Thursday September 19, 2017 at about 7:00 pm, the Cathedral City Police Department received a call from an employee of a local business regarding suspected child pornography on a customer’s telephone. Officers responded to the location and contacted the reporting party who provided them the telephone. Story: Man and Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation, Child Pornography The investigating officers viewed the suspected images and determined they were in fact... More>>

Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Seeking Man and Woman Suspected in Burglary

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Palm Springs Police Department  is currently investigating a burglary in progress in the 2200 block of S. Calle Palo Fierro. 

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Indio

Indio Police Search for Suspect in Hit and Run; Child Airlifted to Hospital

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Police in Indio search for the driver of a 1999 black Ford Expedition who they say struck a Jeep carrying a family. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Police Arrest Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect in Desert Hot Springs

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According to Sgt. Christopher Saucier, around 8:30 p.m. police received a call of an attempted armed robbery on the 14700 block of Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs. 

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Beaumont

Teacher Suspected of Having Sexual Relations with Student

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A Beaumont High School teacher suspected of having sex with one of her male students was released from custody Thursday after posting a $150,000 bond...

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Cathedral City

Unidentified Man's Body Found in Cathedral City Field

A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field. A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field.
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 A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field, and the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation Thursday...

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Thousand Palms

Police Searching For Man Accused of Shooting Three People in Thousand Palms

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A man who allegedly shot three people in Thousand Palms last weekend remained at large Friday and sheriff's deputies sought the public's help in locating him...

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Palm Springs

Man Arrested for Allegedly Pointed 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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Four Men Allegedly Broke Into Palm Springs Pharmacy, Caught With Stolen Medication

Four Men Allegedly Broke Into Palm Springs Pharmacy, Caught With Stolen Medication Four Men Allegedly Broke Into Palm Springs Pharmacy, Caught With Stolen Medication
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Four men who allegedly broke into a Palm Springs pharmacy after hours and stole prescription medication were arrested hours later in Los Angeles County...

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Indio

Closing Arguments Scheduled in Thermal Double Stabbing Trial

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Closing arguments were slated for tomorrow in the trial of a man charged with murder for stabbing two men in Thermal, one of whom died of his injuries. 

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Niland

Border Patrol Discover Meth in Gas Tank

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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 evening. 

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Calexico

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Deported Gang Member, Shots Fire in Separate Event

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station arrested a previously deported gang member in downtown Calexico. 

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Palm Springs

Two People Stabbed at Palm Springs Business

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Police officers are on scene of a stabbing that occurred across the street from Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs around 5:30 PM. 

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Palm Desert

Famous 86-Year-Old Thief Freed Following Latest Charges in Georgia

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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 out of custody again following two recent brushes with the law in Georgia. 

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Coachella

Family of Unarmed Man Shot by Sheriff's Deputy in Coachella Settles with County

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The family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in Coachella on Christmas Day 2014 has reached a $1.9 million settlement with Riverside County, an attorney confirmed Tuesday.

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Desert Hot Springs

Family Identifies Body Found in Desert Hot Springs

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Police in Desert Hot Springs are investigating the apparent slaying of a man whose body was found in the street in Desert Hot Springs on Saturday. 

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Riverside County

Felon Found Guilty of Perpetrating 'Unprecedented' Robbery Spree

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A convicted felon who perpetrated a months-long robbery spree in Riverside County targeting numerous businesses and involving dozens of victims was convicted Thursday -- in his second trial -- of 50 counts of robbery, burglary and false imprisonment. 

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Rancho Mirage

L.A. Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Evading Arrest in Attempted Rancho Mirage Child Kidnapping

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A Los Angeles man who tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl at a Rancho Mirage supermarket, then led authorities on a pursuit that ended in Moreno Valley, pleaded guilty Thursday.

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Coachella Valley

Eight Suspected Gang Members Arrested in Valley Sweep

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The operation got underway about 5 a.m., with members of the Coachella Valley Crime Gang Task Force serving search warrants at 14 locations in Coachella,

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La Quinta

Parole Compliance Check Leads to Arrest in La Quinta

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On September 13, 2017, at approximately 9:48 a.m., La Quinta Special Enforcement Police Officers conducted a parole compliance check at a residence located in the 52000 block of Avenida Obregon, in La Quinta.  

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Indio

Youth Soccer Coach Charged With Lewd Acts, Pleads Not Guilty

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A youth soccer coach who allegedly committed lewd acts on a young boy on several occasions over the course of two months was arraigned in an Indio courtroom Wednesday on multiple felony counts. 

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Palm Desert

Four Arrested For Commercial Burglary in Palm Desert

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On August 17, 2017, deputies from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a reported commercial burglary in the 77600 block of Country Club Dr. 

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Cathedral City

Two Suspect Arrested for Mail Theft; Drug Possession in Cathedral City

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On Tuesday, September 14, 2017 at about 10:15 am, the Cathedral City Police Department received a call of a possible theft in progress in the 38800 Block of Bel Aire Dr. 

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Indio

Man Already Charged with Home Depot Robbery Facing Felony Counts For Palm Desert Pursuit

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A man already charged with robbing a Home Depot store in Rancho Mirage is facing new felony counts for allegedly stealing a pickup truck and crashing it through the front entrance of a Palm Desert gated community while trying to evade sheriff's deputies. 

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Indio

School District Board Member Pleads Guilty to Filing False Nomination Papers, Receives Probation

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A Coachella Valley Unified School District board member who listed a false home address on candidate nomination forms pleaded guilty Tuesday to submitting false papers and was sentenced to three years probation. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Make Three Drug-Related Arrests Over the Weekend

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 and 111 checkpoint, arrested three men suspected of smuggling narcotics on three separate events over the weekend.

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Salton City

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrests Woman with Heroin Taped to Her Body

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a narcotics smuggler and seized more than three pounds of heroin concealed on her person Friday morning. 

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Palm Springs

Home Invasion Robbery Report Uncovers Bizarre Police Case in Palm Springs

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On August 14th, 2017 a subject identified as Dewayne Jones reported that he was the victim of a home invasion robbery, and that the suspect from that incident fired two shots from a handgun at him during the course of the robbery. 

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Cathedral City

Elderly Man Busted with Meth in Cathedral City

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On September 7, 2017, deputies and officers assigned to the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force with assistance from the Palm Springs Narcotics Task Force served a narcotics related search warrant at a residence located in the 34-400 block of Cathedral Canyon Drive, located within the city of Cathedral City. 

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Palm Springs

Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Collision in Palm Springs

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On Thursday September 7, 2017, at 8:43 PM, Palm Springs Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision at 1555 S Palm Canyon Drive. When they arrived, they found a female with significant, life-threatening injuries. The female was transported to a local hospital where she is undergoing treatment. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is fully cooperating with the investigation. At this point in the investigation, drugs or alcohol do no... More>>

Desert Hot Springs

Vehicle Stolen Twice, Involved in Pursuit in Desert Hot Springs

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On September 7, 2017 at approximately 7:00 AM Desert Hot Springs Police Officers responded to the 11100 block of Mesquite Avenue, Desert Hot Springs for a report of a stolen vehicle. 

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La Quinta

Suspect Arrested for Alleged Robbery of a La Quinta Business

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A 41-year-old Indio man suspected of robbing a La Quinta business Wednesday was arrested after authorities set up a perimeter around the business. 

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Indio

Man to Stand Trial for Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Alleged Deputy Assault in Mecca

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A man who allegedly grappled with a sheriff's deputy after being caught shoplifting at a Mecca business must stand trial on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and resisting arrest, a judge ruled today. 

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La Quinta

Suspect Arrested for Stealing Doorbell Camera From Republican Headquarters

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On September 4, 2017, a Hispanic male was captured on video removing a doorbell camera from the East Valley Republican Headquarters, located at 78870 Highway 111, La Quinta.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Encounters Intoxicated Driver at Highway 86 Checkpoint

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, referred a man to Imperial County Sheriff’s Office suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol Tuesday night, with two children passengers. 

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Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage Robbery Suspects Charged

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A man and woman who allegedly robbed a Rancho Mirage business and assaulted a store employee were charged with robbery, grand theft and receiving stolen property Wednesday.

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Palm Desert

Indio Man Faces Multiple Charges After Hit and Run in Palm Desert

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On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, about 12:55 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a single vehicle hit and run, traffic collision at the intersection of Country Club Drive and Monterey Avenue, in Palm Desert. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discovers Meth in Vehicle’s Rocker Panels

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Monday afternoon.

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Cathedral City

Suspect Wanted for Stabbing in Cathedral City

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On Sunday, September 3, 2017 at about 8:30 pm, the Cathedral City Police Department received a call of an altercation between several subjects taking place in the 68500 Blk of East Palm Canyon Dr. 

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Indio

Arraignment Set Over Disabled Man's Death

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A man and woman accused in the 2012 death of her developmentally disabled twin brother were expected to be arraigned in Indio Tuesday on murder charges.

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Indio

Coachella Woman Charged for Alleged Child Molestation, Creation of Child Pornography

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A Coachella woman who allegedly took part in the molestation of a child, along with the creation and distribution of child pornography, was charged with numerous felonies today, including using a minor for obscene matter and possession of child pornography. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Man and Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation, Child Pornography

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A man and woman accused of child molestation, along with making and distributing child pornography, are in custody facing felony charges, Desert Hot Springs police revealed Thursday.

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Desert Hot Springs

Couple Charged With Murder in Developmentally Disabled Man's Death Arrested

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A man and woman accused in the 2012 death of her developmentally disabled twin brother were taken into custody today to await arraignment on a murder charge. 

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Indio

La Quinta Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Mom's Boyfriend's Choking Death, Sentenced to Three Years

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A 21-year-old La Quinta man who choked his mother's boyfriend to death after seeing the couple fighting pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter today and was immediately sentenced to three years in state prison. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Vacation Rental Fraud Investigation Leads to Three Arrests

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On Tuesday, August 28, 2017, at approximately 3:45 PM, PSPD Detectives learned of a possible residential rental fraud in progress in the 700 block of West Via Vadera. 

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Salton City

Border Agents Discover Meth in Vehicle's Gas Tank

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine in the gas tank of a dark blue sedan on Wednesday morning.

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Thermal

Two Suspects Arrested With Over 400 Pounds of Stolen Fruit

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On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Thermal Station deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team continued their investigation into the recent agricultural thefts from the farming community of the Thermal, Oasis and Mecca area farms. 

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Palm Springs

Woman Who Shot Two Teens in Palm Springs Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 38 Years

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A 20-year-old Desert Hot Springs woman who shot two teenage boys in Palm Springs pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 38 years in state prison. 

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Cathedral City

Man Pleads Guilty to DUI Manslaughter in Fatal Cathedral City Wreck

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A 19-year-old Cathedral City man who triggered a fatal collision while under the influence of alcohol and drugs pleaded guilty today to gross vehicular manslaughter and other charges. 

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Indio

Man Allegedly Fires Guns Off in Indio, Bullets Strike Home

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On August 29, 2017 around 8:00 AM, the Indio Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a male firing two handguns in the area of Garden Avenue and Daisy Street in the city of Indio.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discovers Heroin on Northbound Traveler

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling heroin Monday afternoon. 

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Cathedral City

Man Hospitalized in Cathedral City Shooting Dies; Police Seek Gunman

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A man found shot inside a car in Cathedral City has died in a hospital, the coroner's officer said today, and police sought the gunman who allegedly fled in a car with two other men. 

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Banning

Inmate Who Fled Conservation Camp Arrested at Banning Home

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An inmate who walked away from a minimum security fire camp north of Riverside County last week was back in custody today after sheriff's deputies caught up with him in Banning. 

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Palm Desert

Three Burglary Suspects Arrested in Palm Desert

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On Monday, July 31, 2017, at 12:07 AM, deputies from the Palm Desert Station responded to a ringing alarm at a gun store located at the 38000 block of El Viento Rd. in the unincorporated area of Palm Desert.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Third Suspect in Alleged Desert Hot Springs Vehicle Pursuit Charged

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Two men and a woman were in custody Friday after allegedly leading Desert Hot Springs police and sheriff's deputies on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle, which led to a brief lockdown of a local elementary school after the men fled the car on foot. 

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Niland

Border Patrol Stops Three 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 three separate events over the weekend. 

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Palm Springs

Man Stopped for Speeding Arrested After Meth, Stolen Gun Allegedly Found in Car

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A Los Angeles County man stopped by law enforcement today for allegedly driving over 100 miles an hour on a freeway in Palm Springs was placed under arrest after officers allegedly found 44 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen gun in the car. 

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Mecca

Mecca Man Wanted for Perris Murder, Another Suspect Arrested

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On Sunday. August 13, 2017, at about 10:59 PM, deputies from the Perris Station responded to the 25000 block of Waldon Road regarding a call of an unknown trouble. 

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Cathedral City

Two to Stand Trial in Cathedral City Bar Shooting

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Two men initially charged with attempted murder in the shooting of two other men outside a Cathedral City bar will stand trial on criminal counts, but only one will be held for attempted murder, a judge ruled today. 

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Cathedral City

Man Taken Into Custody Following Barricade Situation at Cathedral City Home

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Cathedral City police responded to a call around 6:49 AM in the 69200 block of Bella Vista Road in Cathedral City about a possible barricade situation. A mutual argument between roommates broke out causing one roommate to grab some type of weapon, that wasn't a gun. According to police, something happened with that weapon, but there is no word of what or injuries. The suspect at one point, came outside and challenged police officers. SWAT, K9 units, and P.A.C.T. have been called to ...

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Thermal

Thermal Man Charged for Allegedly Causing Rollover Crash That Injured Woman, Three Kids

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A Thermal man who was allegedly driving drunk when his SUV rolled over several times in Coachella, injuring a woman and three children in the vehicle, was charged with DUI causing injury and child endangerment on Wednesday.

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Riverside County

Two Suspects Arrested For Agricultural Thefts From Farming Communities

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On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Thermal Station deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team were investigating a recent increase in agricultural thefts from the farming community of the Thermal and Mecca area farms. 

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Palm Springs

Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder in Palm Springs Pickaxe 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

Teacher Involved in Alleged Student Sex Scandal to Appear in Indio Court for Ecstasy Possession

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A 45-year-old biology teacher at the center of a sex scandal involving one of her teenage students at a private school in Los Angeles County was scheduled to appear before a judge in Indio today for alleged possession of ecstasy at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. 

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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

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

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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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