• Yucca Valley Man Convicted of Murder in Fatal DUI Palm Springs Crash

    (CNS) – A Yucca Valley man who triggered a collision in Palm Springs while high on drugs was convicted of the murder of one of his passengers Wednesday. The Indio jury also convicted Robert Garcia Jr., 55, of DUI causing injury and sentence-enhancing allegations of causing bodily injury to multiple victims in connection with the […]

  • Man Faces Manslaughter Charges For Death of Former HS Football Player

    (CNS) – A 41-year-old man arrested over the weekend on suspicion of killing a 23-year-old former high school football player in a hit-and- run crash in Desert Hot Springs was due in court Wednesday on DUI gross vehicular manslaughter charges. Jose Roberto Tafoya-Flores was arrested at the intersection of Two Bunch Palms Trail and Palm […]

  • Inmate Found Dead in Indio Jail

    A man has died while detained in a Riverside County jail, the sheriff’s department announced Monday. Deputies are said to have been conducting a routine security check in a housing unit at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio where the man was found unresponsive in his cell. Jail custody and medical staff,  CalFire and […]

  • 86-Year-Old Man Convicted of Murder in DUI Hit-And-Run

    A 86-year-old man who killed one pedestrian and injured another while driving drunk in Palm Springs was convicted Wednesday of murder. The Indio jury also convicted Palm Springs resident Leroy Silva of DUI causing bodily injury, DUI causing bodily injury with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.08%, two counts of hit-and-run resulting in death […]

  • Mother, Grandmother Accused Of Child Abduction

    A mother and grandmother who allegedly abducted a girl in Thousand Palms were out on bail Monday. Sara Lee Almodovar, 36, the biological mother of the child, and Rosa Valenzuela-Walker, 58, the biological grandmother, are accused of forcibly removing the child from her elementary school, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The two women […]

  • Palm Desert Man Accused of Killing Grandparents Pleads Not Guilty

    A 34-year-old man accused of gunning down his octogenarian grandparents in their gated Palm Desert home — and later reporting it to authorities — re-entered not guilty pleas Wednesday and was ordered to return to court on Oct. 8 for a trial readiness conference. Frank Scott Castro III of Palm Desert was arrested in September […]

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