CRIME & SAFETY
70k fentanyl pills seized, 27 arrests made after officials target drug trafficking ring in SoCal
More than 70,000 fentanyl pills were seized and more than two dozen people were arrested after law enforcement cracked down on a drug trafficking organization that targeted Southern California, the California Department of Justice announced Monday. Twenty-seven people were arrested as the result of a multi-agency investigation dubbed “Operation Safe...
How one Southern California school district kept decades of misconduct records secret
A culture of secrecy helped sexual misconduct flourish. As misconduct allegations mount, the district still refuses to turn over disciplinary records.
One-year-old boy dies after suffering severe injuries; woman and man are arrested
A one-year-old boy died after suffering severe injuries, and a woman and man were arrested on murder charges, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. On Oct. 1 at about 8:09 p.m., deputies with the Big Bear Station were dispatched to the 700 block of Santa Barbara Avenue in the mountain community of Sugarloaf.
Man accused in triple homicide of grandparents, uncle kills again 8 months later: Cops
A man accused of murdering his grandparents and uncle in January allegedly killed again exactly eight months later, according to police in Southern California. The post Man accused in triple homicide of grandparents, uncle kills again 8 months later: Cops first appeared on Law & Crime.
FBI Seeks Public Assistance to Locate Men Accused of EBT Fraud
[Los Angeles, California (LAI)] - KTLA reports that the FBI is reaching out to the public for assistance in locating five individuals wanted for their alleged involvement in defrauding EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) users. According to information shared via a social media post from FBI Los Angeles, these individuals are suspected of illegally installing skimming devices on point-of-sale terminals to illicitly access funds from victims' EBT cards.
California Man Faces Felony Charges for Assaulting Woman and Teenager in San Bernardino County
Last week, September 27, a man assaulted a woman and a teenager in Twentynine Palms, California. The suspect, 31-year-old Marquis Woodberry of Banning, California, first struck a 15-year-old before attacking an adult woman. Swiftly apprehended by law enforcement, Woodberry faces charges of felony spousal assault and child endangerment, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Suspect in custody after wild chase
A driver who led police on a three-county pursuit through Southern California was taken into custody after holing up in a Corona.
Felon Sentenced for Providing Fatal Dose of Fentanyl to MoVal Man
A probationer accused of supplying a deadly dose of fentanyl to an 18-year-old Moreno Valley man was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison. Moisses Haro, 20, of Moreno Valley was arrested Oct. 20, 2022, following a months-long Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigation. Haro was originally charged with second-degree...
Video shows thieves ransacking Nike store in Southern California
Video captured four people ransacking a Nike store and stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise in Irvine on Thursday. The suspects were identified by Irvine police as:– Kristen Jamie Himbarger, 19, of Los Angeles– China Celeste Morris, 24, of Highland– Anaiya Syrai Cole, 19, of San Pedro– Unidentified female juvenile, 14 Video of the […]
Bear that captivated Southern California neighborhood killed by driver
Crowds of residents near San Bernardino gathered to watch as a bear led officials on a chase through town Thursday night before it was tragically killed by a driver. The female bear was first spotted in a tree at Mary and Darby Streets in Muscoy, an area north of San Bernardino. News of the chase […]
Local law enforcement officers turning into waiters at California Pizza Kitchen as part of fundraiser
20 police officers will be donning aprons at a local California Pizza Kitchen on Wednesday as part of a larger fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Southern California. Uniformed LAPD reserve officers are set to be hosts, waiters and bussers at the CPK located in the Westfield Century City and serve food and drinks alongside […]
Ex-Texas Sheriff’s Corporal Pleads Not Guilty in Riverside Fatal Hit/Run
A former Texas sheriff’s corporal accused of driving drunk and causing a hit-and-run in Riverside that killed a man who was trying to put gas in his pickup on the shoulder of Interstate 215 pleaded not guilty Monday to a murder charge. Giovanni Ceja, 31, is charged with second-degree...
‘Cash bail doesn’t make us any safer,’ says DA Gascón
A new zero-bail system went into effect in Los Angeles County Sunday, eliminating cash bail for all but the most serious violent crimes. L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón said the policy is a step forward.
Local Firefighters Quell Rialto Ave House Fire; Emphasize Importance of Home Evacuation Plans
On October 1, 2023, at 5:51 PM, the San Bernardino County Fire Department (SBCoFD) responded to a fire. The location was a single-story house on the 1200 block of W. Rialto Ave, San Bernardino. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the back of the house.
Local Moreno Valley Woman Arrested for Grand Theft on Perris Boulevard
On August 29, 2023, the Perris Sheriff’s Station received a report of grand theft at a business on Perris Boulevard. The suspect, an adult female, allegedly stole $3321.00 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a blue vehicle.
Revolutionizing Law Enforcement: Chief Guttierez’s Bold Vision for a Community-Centered CSUSB
From officer to respected leader, Chief Guttierez of the CSUSB PD firmly believes, “Engagement is the bridge, built by mutual understanding and respect, that spans the gap between the institution and community”. Newly appointed Chief John Guttierez leads the CSUSB Police Department into a shining era of policing...
Local Homicide Investigation Underway in Mead Valley, Perris
On September 29, 2023, Perris Sheriff's deputies responded to an assault in Mead Valley, Perris. The incident occurred on Alexander Street. Upon arriving, deputies found a man with a gunshot wound in a house. He was declared dead at the scene and the area was secured.