• Closing Arguments Scheduled in Thermal Double Stabbing Trial

    Indio, CA 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. Abel Arellano Jr., 25, is accused of stabbing Josue Aguilar and another man at a home in Thermal, after he allegedly broke into the home to look […]

  • Felon Found Guilty of Perpetrating ‘Unprecedented’ Robbery Spree

    Riverside County, CA 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. A Riverside jury deliberated three days before finding 37-year-old Sergio Nicolas Lopez guilty of all but […]

  • Rancho Mirage Robbery Suspects Charged

    Rancho Mirage, CA 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. Dominic Michael Battiato, 33, and Paige Alisha Groves, 27, were arrested in connection with the 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 robbery of a business in the […]

  • Couple Suspected of Severely Abusing Child

    Murrieta, CA A Murrieta man and his live-in girlfriend were behind bars today on suspicion of severely abusing his 5-year-old son, who remains in an intensive care unit at a pediatric hospital. Benjamin Matthew Whitten, 33, and Jeryn Christine Johnson, 25, were arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of child abuse and inflicting great bodily […]

  • Felon Charged with Trying to Sexually Assault Senior Citizen

    Riverside, CA A convicted sex offender accused of attacking an 82- year-old Riverside woman was charged today with assault with intent to commit rape. Angel Joseph Garcia Jr., a 46-year-old transient, was arrested Monday following a Riverside police investigation that began immediately after the June 15 attack in the Canyon Crest area, on the south […]

  • Desert Hot Springs Suspect Charged with Murder

    Desert Hot Springs, CA On Wednesday March 29, 2017, at about 2032 hours, officers were dispatched to the 66100 Block of Sixth Street for multiple calls of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a gunshot victim. The victim, Jose Vargas (23 years of age) of Cathedral City, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Story: […]

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