• Man Accused in DHS Hammer Slaying Makes Another Court Appearance

    A parolee charged with bludgeoning a woman to death with a hammer in Desert Hot Springs re-entered a not guilty plea Friday and was ordered to return to court on Sept. 20 for a trial-readiness conference. Joseph Cantu Montanez, 42, of Desert Hot Springs, is accused of killing 39-year-old Andrea Reyes, who was found dead […]

  • Mother of Child Abducted in Stolen Car is Grateful to Law Enforcement Son is Safe

    [bc_video video_id=”6200041170001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”rJpklujDf” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” playsinline=”” picture_in_picture=”” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” ] On Sunday just after 11:00 p.m. Desert Hot Springs Police activated an Amber Alert, that’s how Daisy Rios found out her two-year-old son, Anthony was missing. “I fainted and I had seizure after seizure, they called the paramedics,” says Daisy. […]

  • Desert Hot Springs to Appoint New Police Chief

    Jim Henson, who has been serving as acting Desert Hot Springs police chief since May, will be appointed to the full-time position Tuesday evening by the City Council. Henson took over the post on an interim basis following the resignation of Chief Dale Mondary, who acknowledged inappropriately texting a woman two years ago. Henson, who […]

  • Desert Hot Springs Police Granted $48,000 for Safety Programs

    The Desert Hot Springs Police Department announced Tuesday that it received a $48,000 grant for enforcement and education programs intended to reduce the number of road deaths and injuries. The grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will fund programs including DUI and driver’s license checkpoints, the creation of “Hot Sheets” to identify repeat […]

  • Local agent shares his experience at the FBI National Academy

    [bc_video video_id=”5967673374001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”Hkbio1usDM” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%”] Commander Gustavo Paiz from the Desert Hot Springs holds his yellow brick award with great pride. This past summer, Commander Paiz was one of the 228 law enforcement agents selected to participate in the FBI National Academy, a prestigious 10-week program in Quantico, Virginia. […]

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