• Jury Trials in Riverside County Suspended for Second Time Because of COVID

    (CNS) – All jury trials in Riverside County Superior Court will be postponed until at least the first week of 2021 as a precaution to reduce coronavirus exposure risks, court officials announced Monday. Presiding Judge John Vineyard made the decision based on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s region-by-region stay-at-home order, which took effect at midnight. The order […]

  • Felon to Stand Trial for Allegedly Trying to Kill Riverside Woman, Kids

    A convicted felon who allegedly attempted to strangle his girlfriend and her two children at their Riverside home, then fled to Mexico where he spent years in hiding, must stand trial for attempted murder and other offenses, a judge ruled Tuesday. Leopoldo Martinez Garcia, 40, was apprehended earlier this year following a search by local […]

  • Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol Agents

    El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender Monday afternoon. At around 6:25 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Station, arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. approximately 25 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry.  The man was arrested and transported to the El Centro station to confirm his […]

  • Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper lives near elementary school after releas

    A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart is living several blocks from a Salt Lake City elementary school following her release from prison in September, according to Utah’s sex-offender registry. Wanda Barzee, 73, is listed in the registry as living in an apartment near the school after her initial placement in a halfway house. She […]

  • Anti-Gang Sweep in Riverside Nets Dozens of Arrests

    A law enforcement sweep targeting Riverside’s oldest, most notorious street gang netted 45 arrests and the seizure of 63 guns, authorities announced Friday. A six-month investigation conducted by Riverside police and personnel from the California Department of Justice culminated in members of the Eastside Riva being taken into custody this week, facing charges of attempted […]

  • ‘Exceptional’ La Quinta Con Man Senteced to Ten Years in Federal Prison

    A 10-year federal prison term was handed down for a La Quinta man who posed as an attorney, FBI agent and real estate investor to defraud victims out of nearly $2 million across a nearly 50-year criminal career, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Jerome Arthur Whittington, 68, was also ordered to pay nearly $1.7 […]

  • Alleged Mexican Hitman Arrested by Indio Border Patrol

    A reputed hitman wanted by Mexican authorities for alleged ties to organized crime and kidnapping was arrested by Border Patrol agents in Indio for being in the country illegally, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Felipe Perez-Landa was arrested just after midnight Monday in a vehicle somewhere along Interstate 10, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. […]

  • Man Accused Of Killing Jurupa Resident Arrested In Arizona

    A Jurupa Valley man accused of killing a 40-year-old acquaintance and setting his remains ablaze was arrested in Arizona, where he’s awaiting extradition to Riverside County. August Nielsen III, 37, is charged with first-degree murder for the May slaying of Michael Daniel Reynoso in Jurupa Valley. According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Wally Clear, after […]

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