• County Touts Success in Campaign to Prevent Illegal Fireworks

    A final tally of citations, calls for service and fires in Riverside County during the Fourth of July weekend indicates that the unified approach taken by public safety agencies to stop illegal fireworks, combined with a public education campaign,  netted positive results, officials said Wednesday. According to the county Executive Office, the most impressive statistic was […]

  • Neighbor Helps Family Escape Flames

    An Indio home was engulfed in flames on Saturday. It happened just before 7:00 p.m. on Linda Flora Street. Before firefighters arrived to battle the flames, a neighbor, who did not want to be identified, saw the flames spreading and began to warn others. “I knocked on the door as hard as I could and […]

  • Ex-Con Convicted of Beating, Torturing Girlfriend After Release From Jail

    An ex-con from Desert Hot Springs who burned his girlfriend with a hot meth pipe while beating her severely enough to cause her to lose consciousness twice was convicted Tuesday of torture and attempted murder. A Riverside jury deliberated about five hours over two days before finding 35-year-old Jorge Dagoberto Gilbert guilty of the two […]

  • Indio Man Arrested for Allegedly Having More Than 1,200 Fireworks

    An Indio man who was arrested for allegedly having more than 1,200 fireworks in his possession at a Cathedral City gas station, as well as at his home, was released from custody Monday with a citation, according to county jail records. Osbaldo Hernandez-Delgado, 35, was allegedly found with illegal fireworks in his car at 9:30 […]

  • Fireworks Can Lead to Injury and Jail in Riverside County

    Cal Fire Riverside County Fire Department teamed up with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to send a message that fireworks are illegal in most of the county and even then, there’s no such thing as a “safe and sane firework”. They had demonstrations showing the power of one firework: one left a watermelon in pieces […]

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