NEWS REGION RIVERSIDE

Volunteers Place Holiday Wreaths on Burial Sites at Riverside National Cemetery

Hundreds of volunteers showed up to the Riverside National Cemetery to place wreaths on the burial sites of veterans who served in the military. The national program called “Wreaths Across America” took place at 3400 cemeteries nationwide to remember and honor those who served our country. The volunteers who came out to place the wreaths Read More…

CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RIVERSIDE

Three Middle School Students Hospitalized After Consuming Marijuana Edibles in Riverside

Three students at Loma Vista Middle School in Riverside were taken to the hospital Thursday after consuming marijuana edibles. The Riverside City Fire Department responded to the school at 11050 Arlington Avenue around 9:15am. Several ambulances were dispatched to the school. The Riverside Police department is investigating the incident.

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COURTS CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RIVERSIDE

Hundreds of Criminal Cases Dismissed in Riverside County Amid Court Backlog

Hundreds of criminal court cases are being dismissed in Riverside County. There is a major backlog due to a shortage of judges to hear those cases. At least 50 of the cases dismissed are felonies. The Larson Justice Center in Indio has seen the most dismissals with 351 cases. Countywide at least 600 cases have Read More…

CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RIVERSIDE SAN BERNARDINO

Triple Homicide Suspect Shot and Killed by Sheriff Deputies

A triple homicide suspect was shot and killed by San Bernardino Sheriff Deputies in rural San Bernardino County on Friday afternoon. The suspect vehicle, a red Kia Soul was spotted by the aviation division on Highway 247. As deputies on the ground caught up with the vehicle, the driver, Austin Edwards sped away leading deputies Read More…

CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RIVERSIDE

Burglar Killed in Shootout At Riverside Apartment

A burglar was shot and killed by a resident at an apartment complex in Riverside early Wednesday morning. The shooting happened around 1:45am at the Windemere Apartments in the 5900 block of Sycamore Canyon Boulevard. According to police, both the burglar and resident fired shots. The burglar died from his injuries and the resident sustained Read More…

CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RIVERSIDE

Sex Offender Arrested After Attempting to Assault Elementary School Student in Riverside

Riverside Police have 32-year old Logan Nighswonger in custody. Police say Nighswonger entered a girls restroom on the campus of McAuliffe Elementary School in Riverside. The incident occurred on Friday at 12:30pm. The suspect jumped a fence at the school, entering the girls restroom and attempted to assault a girl inside. A campus supervisor observed Read More…

COURTS CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RIVERSIDE

Anaheim Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for BB Gun Shootings

Jesse Leal Rodriguez of Anaheim received a ten year sentence in state prison after pleading guilty to three felonies related to the string of BB gun shootings across the Inland Empire and other parts of Southern California. Last year, motorists across a dozen freeways were targeted with their windows shot out. Rodriguez’ Maroon Chevy Trailblazer Read More…

FIRES NEWS RIVERSIDE

Woodcrest Fire Burns Palm Trees and Structures

A fire broke out in the unincorporated Riverside County community of Woodcrest Saturday afternoon. The fire reported around 12:15pm in the 15000 block of Cartwright Drive. It spread quickly from palm trees to neighboring structures and trailers. Dozens of firefighters responded and mandatory evacuations were ordered. By late afternoon, firefighters had a complete knockdown of Read More…

CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS PERRIS RIVERSIDE

Riverside Police Sergeant Killed in Off-Duty Crash

A Riverside Police Sergeant was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash Monday night. The crash happened in the city of Perris at Pico Avenue and Santa Rosa Road. Riverside Police identified the sergeant as Matt Lewis, a 25-year veteran of the department. Lewis collided with a pick-up truck towing a trailer. The crash is under Read More…