• 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 […]

  • Man Charged With Two Palm Springs Killings Due Back in Court Next Week

    (CNS) – A 31-year-old man accused of killing two Palm Springs residents while burglarizing their homes is due to be arraigned next week. Luis Flores Cantor of Palm Springs is charged with two counts of murder, three counts of burglary and one count of assault, with a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders. Cantor is […]

  • Palm Desert Woman Accused of Running Prostitution Ring, Out on Bail

    A Palm Desert woman who was arrested on prostitution charges was out on bail Thursday. Xiaozhen Xhang, 61, was arrested Wednesday when the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force served a search warrant at a location in the 78-000 block of Highway 111 in La Quinta, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff officials […]

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