• Man in $400,000 GoFundMe scam case pleads guilty and agrees to 5-year sentence

    A man who was the instigator behind a false feel-good story that raised more than $400,000 as part of a GoFundMe scam plead guilty Friday in New Jersey court, according to prosecutors. Mark D’Amico, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree misapplication of entrusted property in Burlington County. “We are pleased that this defendant accepted responsibility […]

  • Sex Offender Arrested for Non-Compliance in La Quinta

    Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies conducted compliance checks with local registered sex offenders, leading to an arrest, authorities said Friday. Phillip Suarez, 34, of La Quinta, was arrested Thursday for an unspecified probation violation and booked in the Indio Jail. Suarez was one of 15 sex offenders contacted by deputies to verify compliance with registration requirements […]

  • Man Who Sexually Assaulted Child in Menifee Park Sentenced

    A 23-year-old man who groped a girl in a Menifee park was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail and three years’ felony probation. Roland George Riddell in August admitted a charge of lewd acts on a child as part of a plea agreement negotiated with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Superior Court Judge […]

  • Cathedral City Votes To Place Moratorium On New Vacation Rentals

    A moratorium on new short-term vacation rental applications was in effect in Cathedral City Thursday, with the City Council unanimously imposing the temporary ban in response to complaints about noise and other concerns. The council voted Wednesday night to approve the 45-day moratorium on new short-term rentals, which are often offered through sites such as […]

  • Drunk driver who killed motorcyclist sentenced to probation

    A drunken driver who killed a 35-year-old motorcycle rider will serve two days in jail, five days of house arrest and a year of probation. Alexandra Eslinger pleaded guilty in January to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, both misdemeanors, in the July 2017 death of Jesus Navarro-Gonzalez. She was sentenced last week. She […]

  • Felon Suspected of Stealing Tesla, Fleeing Cops

    A probationer suspected of stealing a Tesla in Riverside and leading police on a pursuit into Orange County was being held Tuesday in lieu of $100,000 bail. Filiberto Alexander Felix, 30, was arrested Sunday night and booked into the Indio Jail on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading and probation […]

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