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Fake Ads Bust Sex Trafficking In La Quinta: Undercover Cops Lure Customers, Hookers To Jail

Eight men and one woman have been arrested after being caught in an undercover sex trafficking operation that used fake prostitution advertisements in La Quinta. In the prostitution sting, members of the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District on Tuesday placed decoy advertisements on several popular classified advertisement websites frequently used for the solicitation of online prostitution, said Sgt. George Acevedo of the Riverside County Sheriffs Department.
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Man Arrested in Seal Beach Bear Spray Road Rage Confrontation

A Hemet man was arrested for allegedly attacking another car — which held three people, including a child — with bear spray, in a Seal Beach road rage incident. Marcus Kelley, 43, was arrested in Riverside County on Sunday by Seal Beach officers investigating the case. Surveillance footage that captured...
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Woman pleads guilty to second-degree murder in Hemet DUI crash that killed 2 men

BANNING — An ex-con who killed two young men in a DUI crash in Hemet pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder charges. Faalele Rosemarie Patea, 27, of Moreno Valley admitted the two felony counts, as well as sentence-enhancing great bodily injury allegations, during a status hearing at the Banning Justice Center.
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COVID-19 Local Update: State reopened

The state reopened Tuesday, June 15. Gov. Gavin Newsom stated he would not be ending the state of emergency. Physical distancing, capacity limits on businesses and the county tier system all ended June 15. According to the Riverside University Health System – Public Health (RUHS) website, the area of Idyllwild-Pine...
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Task Force Arrests Nine in La Quinta Sting

Eight men and one woman were in custody Wednesday after being caught in an undercover sex trafficking operation in La Quinta. In the prostitution sting, members of the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District on Tuesday placed decoy advertisements on several popular classified advertisement websites frequently used for the solicitation of online prostitution, said Sgt. George Acevedo of the Riverside County Sheriffs Department.
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Man convicted of shooting sleeping ex-girlfriend in Palm Springs

A Desert Hot Springs man was convicted today of attempted murder and other felony charges for shooting his ex-girlfriend through a window of her Palm Springs apartment while she slept. A Riverside jury deliberated two days before finding Sergio Juan Marques, 41, guilty of one count each of attempted murder,...
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22 neglected dogs surrendered by Riverside-area couple to animal rescue

An elderly Riverside-area couple surrendered 22 dogs that Riverside County Animal Services says were being neglected, and an animal rescue will prepare them for adoption. The dogs were discovered on June 18 by firefighters who put out a small blaze in the 16000 block of Gamble Avenue in the Woodcrest neighborhood south of Riverside. The fur on some dogs was severely matted, Animal Services said in a news release.
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Cooling Centers Available throughout Riverside County

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the Coachella Valley starting Sunday morning through at least Monday evening. In response, Riverside County has opened many “Cooling Centers” throughout the area for those who need to seek a reprieve from the heat.
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Nonprofit seeks volunteers in Hemet to help victims of violence, tragedy

A nonprofit that focuses on providing in-person assistance to individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss, been victimized by crime or experienced shock from a natural or human-made disaster put out a call for volunteers in Hemet. The Trauma Intervention Program of Southwest Riverside County has partnered with the Hemet Police Department to offer training opportunities for new TIP volunteers. “If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity, TIP is that and more,” said Magda Stewart, CEO of Southwest Riverside County TIP. The county chapter has been in operation since 1993, serving multiple jurisdictions. The national organization was chartered in 1985 and provides guidance and support to the constituent parts. Victims of sexual assault, car crash survivors an.
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