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What is "catfishing" and why is it dangerous?

Advocates are calling on residents to stay vigilant online after police revealed that "catfishing" played a major factor in a triple homicide in Riverside."Catfishing is a core piece of what's happening out there that's harming children," said Mark Berkman, CEO of the Organization for Social Media Safety.Berkman defined "catfishing" as someone impersonating another individual on social media. They can do this by using a profile with a fake name, age, appearance or gender. He added that it's a working definition because the term is evolving with each new case. Catfishing can be used by predators to trick someone into divulging...

Felon Who Sold Deadly Dose of Fentanyl Facing 11 Years Behind Bars

A felon who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl to a 36-year-old Calimesa man is slated to receive 11 years in state prison when he’s sentenced two weeks from Monday. Gregory Robert Oviatt, 35, of Redlands, pleaded guilty last week to voluntary manslaughter under a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. In exchange for his admission, prosecutors dropped a second-degree murder charge against him.

Murder suspect dies in hospital

A murder suspect from Yucaipa who spent several months in the jail ward at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center died last week. At 11:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, inmate Francisco Fraga-Menendez, 67, was pronounced dead. He was arrested by Yucaipa police arrested in June for attempted murder and taken into custody. The victim in his case later died the charges were amended to murder. He had been booked at the West Valley Detention Center on $1 million bail.

2 People Killed In A Fatal Pedestrian Crash In San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County, CA)

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that killed two people. The crash happened along Hawthorne Avenue in Bloomington around 3:46 p.m. According to CHP, the suspect, Josue E Navarro, was driving an SUV when it collided with a parked vehicle along the curb. After the collision, the impact pushed the parked car into three pedestrians on the sidewalk.

Drying California lake to get $250M in drought funding

The federal government said Monday it will spend $250 million over four years on environmental cleanup and restoration work around a drying Southern California lake that's fed by the depleted Colorado River. The future of the Salton Sea, and who is financially responsible for it, has been a key issue in discussions over how to stave off a crisis in the Colorado River. The lake was formed in 1905 when the river overflowed, creating a resort destination that slowly morphed into an environmental disaster as water levels receded, exposing residents to harmful dust and reducing wildlife habitat.The lake is...

How to Get a Carry Concealed Weapon Permit

PALM DESERT — If you have ever thought of getting your own Carry Concealed Weapon, now is your chance to learn more — all for free. On Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., East Valley Republican Women Patriots will host Troy Willis, of Willis Home Defense, who will impart knowledge on how to obtain a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) in Riverside County and the entire state of California. This is for members only, but now might be a good time to become a member.

“Catfishing” Led to Riverside Triple Homicide, Ways to Detect and Prevent

Deception, manipulation and fake identities. All characteristics of catfishing. Catfishing is when someone pretends to be somebody else, either for the purpose of a financial scam or for the purpose of manipulating somebody to gain their trust. “You’d be surprised that catfishing is something that happens quite frequently,” Lieutenant William...

Body cam footage of DA investigator involved shooting in Sky Valley released

The Riverside County District Attorney's office released body cam footage of a DA investigator involved shooting with a murder suspect in Sky Valley. The shooting happened back on Oct. 14, 2022. The incident started at around 7:40 a.m. in Desert Hot Springs when police found a man dead with a gunshot wound at the 13500 The post Body cam footage of DA investigator involved shooting in Sky Valley released appeared first on KESQ.