• Pair Accused of Possessing Cache of Super Toxic Drugs

    (CNS) – A Perris man and woman accused of possessing a sizable quantity of manufactured drugs that can kill in ultra-small doses — with a potency far greater than most opioids — pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple felony charges. Andres Jesus Morales, 30, and Alyssa Christine Ponce, 27, were arrested last week following an […]

  • Yucca Valley Man Convicted of Murder in Fatal DUI Palm Springs Crash

    (CNS) – A Yucca Valley man who triggered a collision in Palm Springs while high on drugs was convicted of the murder of one of his passengers Wednesday. The Indio jury also convicted Robert Garcia Jr., 55, of DUI causing injury and sentence-enhancing allegations of causing bodily injury to multiple victims in connection with the […]

  • Illegal Marijuana Grow Discovered After Blaze Contained in Pinyon Pines

    (CNS) – A fire that erupted Monday at a Pinyon Pines property led to the discovery of an illegal marijuana grow, prompting a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigation, authorities said. The non-injury blaze was reported at 1:25 p.m. near the intersection of Mountain View Avenue and Pinyon Drive, roughly halfway between Anza and Palm Desert, […]

  • Man Faces Manslaughter Charges For Death of Former HS Football Player

    (CNS) – A 41-year-old man arrested over the weekend on suspicion of killing a 23-year-old former high school football player in a hit-and- run crash in Desert Hot Springs was due in court Wednesday on DUI gross vehicular manslaughter charges. Jose Roberto Tafoya-Flores was arrested at the intersection of Two Bunch Palms Trail and Palm […]

  • Mecca Resident Sentenced to Over Five Years in Meth Distribution Case

    (CNS) – A Mexican national who once lived in Riverside County was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute nearly 120 pounds of methamphetamine that was dropped in the desert by an airplane that had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Juan Carlos Iturriaga-Centeno, 34, a one-time resident of Mecca, pleaded guilty […]

  • Suspected Fatal DHS Hit and Run Driver Arrested

    A Desert Hot Springs man is in police custody after a fatal hit and run collision over the weekend. California Highway Patrol said the person driving the pickup was located a short distance from the scene of the collision. Jose Roberto Tafoya- Flores, 41, was arrested early Saturday morning on Two Bunch Palms just east […]

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