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…

CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RIVERSIDE UPLAND

Deadly 7-Eleven Crime Spree Suspects Arrested

This story has been updated. Police have arrested two suspects linked to a deadly three-county crime spree targeting 7-Eleven convenience stores on Monday, July 11th. Twenty-year old Malik Patt and forty-four year old Jason Payne were both taken into custody by the ATF Orange County Violent Crimes Task Force near Los Angeles on Friday July Read More…

CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RIVERSIDE

Bicyclist Killed in Riverside Hit and Run Crash

A vehicle struck a juvenile riding a bicycle in Riverside Tuesday night. The crash happened around 9:30pm at Main Street and Poplar Street. An investigation by Riverside Police showed a dark colored pick-up truck was traveling south on Main street and collided with the bicyclist. The driver of the pick-up truck fled the scene. Riverside Read More…

CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RIVERSIDE

Two Killed in Riverside Shooting

Two people were shot in Riverside Sunday afternoon. Police found two males down from gunshot wounds on Gould Avenue near Crest Avenue around 2pm. Neighbors say one of the victims was riding an ATV when he was shot. Police have two possible suspects in the shooting detained. Homicide detectives from the Riverside Police department responded Read More…