• 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 […]

  • Police: Woman Dies in Head-on Crash in Desert Hot Springs

    A 27-year-old woman died in a head-on crash in Desert Hot Springs, police said Friday. The two-vehicle collision was reported just before 6 p.m. Thursday on North Indian Canyon Drive near Mission Lakes Boulevard, according to the Desert Hot Springs Police Department. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was the passenger in a […]

  • Barricaded Desert Hot Springs Man Arrested

    A wanted suspect is in jail after being barricaded in a Desert Hot Springs home Friday afternoon. Officers responded to the 10800 block of San Miguel Road around 1:21 p.m. for a call of a man with a gun. Police say 22-year-old Angel Perez was barricaded in a home for threatening to shoot at bail […]

  • Desert Hot Springs Missing Juvenile Found

    A 14-year-old Desert Hot Springs girl reported missing over the weekend was found Monday, police reported. Emily Mariah Martinez went missing around midnight Saturday, and police had asked on Sunday afternoon for the public’s help in finding her. Desert Hot Springs Police Department did not say where the teenager was found or provide any other […]

  • DHS Students React to Gang Threat Rumors Online

    Students at Desert Hot Springs High School were greeted with metal detectors and extra security on Monday morning due to rumors of a gang fight involving weapons circulating on social media. Panicked parents poured into the front office to pick up their kids Monday afternoon after they received this message from the high school: Good […]

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