CRIME & SAFETY
This is California's safest large county, data shows
LOS ANGELES - One Southern California county just ranked as the safest large county in the entire Golden State, data from the California Department of Justice shows. The 2023 State of the Region Report, which used data compiled by the DOJ, measured crimes reported per 1,000 residents in the state’s 16 largest counties along with the crime rate over time.
Lake Arrowhead School Lockdown Lifted After Teen's Suspicious Device Found Harmless
A middle school in Lake Arrowhead was thrown into a frenzy when a student brought a suspicious device on campus, leading to a lockdown and law enforcement swarming the grounds. On Thursday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, a 13-year-old male student was taken into custody after the incident at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School, located at 730 Rhine Road.
Former police chief turned yoga teacher sentenced for role in Jan. 6 attack
A former California police chief-turned-yoga instructor who used his trial on felony charges of involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot to air conspiracy theories about the federal government was sentenced Thursday to more than 11 years in prison. Prosecutors compared Alan Hostetter, who organized Trump supporters from Southern California...
Officers respond to reported shooting incident, but it turns out to be a hoax
Officers in Redlands responded to a reported shooting incident, but it was found to be a hoax, according to the Redlands Police Department. On the night of Dec. 5, a caller contacted the P.D. dispatch claiming to be a teenager who had just shot both of his parents in the 700 block of Chestnut Avenue.
Christmas decoration thieves caught on video
As Southern Californians prepare for the holiday season, Christmas Grinches targeting Riverside County homes remain at large. On Dec. 1 at around 4:30 a.m., Alexandra Falcon’s surveillance video caught at least two suspects trespassing on her property on Calle Vejar in Moreno Valley. “A group of guys were on my lawn and on my neighbor’s […]
Homeless serial murders investigation expands beyond Southern California
Detectives investigating the serial murders of three homeless men in Los Angeles are now examining unsolved murders in areas outside of Southern California, in case there is evidence that the man charged with the LA killings could be responsible, Los Angeles' police chief said Tuesday. "The department is also working...
Man Shot, Killed in Confrontation with Riverside Police Officers
A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday by Riverside police officers when he allegedly pulled a pistol as they attempted to question him while he sat in a car outside an apartment complex. Ryan Joseph Smith of San Bernardino was killed in the shooting about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday in the...
Truck crane arm falls on garage and crushes part of house in Loma Linda
A truck crane being used to make utility repairs toppled onto a Loma Linda home Friday in a frightening moment for a resident who was inside the house. The arm of the crane fell on top of a garage and crushed about half of the house that Debra Harper and her husband Percy have owned for more than 35 years.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision in Moreno Valley Claims Life of Pedestrian
MORENO VALLEY, CA (LAI) - On Monday, December 4, 2023, at approximately 5:57 PM, a tragic hit-and-run traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Old 215 Frontage Road and Bay Avenue in Moreno Valley, resulting in a fatality. The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies swiftly responded to the scene, alongside paramedics from Cal Fire.
An LA Slaughter House Is Fined $3.8 Million for Wage Theft and Child Labor
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award. The Exclusive Poultry, a Southern California meat and poultry...
12/5 KVCR Midday News: CSUSB Holds Day Remembrance for Victims of 2015 Terrorist Attack, Pay Increases for CSU Presidents Outpace Faculty, & More
Tuesday through Thursday at lunchtime, KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:. 1. Cal State San Bernardino held a Day of Remembrance for the victims of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack over the weekend. 2. New analysis from CalMatters’ College Journalism Network says pay increases...
Hemet Police Urge Locals to Plan Sober Rides this Holiday Season
The Hemet Police Department in California is urging responsible celebration during the holidays, particularly regarding driving under the influence. This follows the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's report that 1,013 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the U.S. in December 2021. The department is part of the national 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign, running from December 13 through New Year's Day.
Armed robbery suspect is arrested after vehicle pursuit in San Bernardino
A suspect was arrested in connection with a recent armed robbery in San Bernardino, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a person robbed at gunpoint, the San Bernardino P.D. said in a Facebook post on Dec. 7. During their investigation, officers observed a...
Fountain Valley Conspirator in Hospital Theft Sentenced
An Orange County man who joined a felon in stealing computers and other equipment from the Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley was sentenced Wednesday to two years felony probation. Andrew Jack Hernandez, 37, of Fountain Valley in October admitted a charge of grand theft under a plea agreement...
Hemet Police Plan Yearend Anti-DUI Campaign
Hemet police officers will deploy for targeted patrols next week and continue operations until the start of next year to catch drunken and drug-impaired motorists. “Impaired driving isn’t just dangerous; it’s illegal,” Hemet police Lt. Michael Mouat said. “Let’s make this a joyful and safe Holiday Season for everyone on the road. This enforcement period allows us to get the message out that it is essential to act responsibly and plan a sober ride home.”
A 22-year-old pregnant woman went missing on February 23, 2023 in California
In the heart of southern California's Beaumont, a mother's unwavering faith and hope shine through the despair of her daughter's mysterious disappearance. Karah Fraise, holding onto hope and prayer, is tirelessly seeking the safe return of her daughter, Cajairah Fraise, who vanished under puzzling circumstances. Cajairah, 22 years old and eight months pregnant, was last seen in February 2023, leaving her family in a relentless search for answers.
A Suspect in Two Sisters Murder Case Was Brought Back to East Texas from California!
In Gilmer, Texas, a high-profile case has resurfaced as Alvin Charles McKnight Jr., 41, accused of a double homicide, returns to East Texas following his arrest in California. McKnight, captured on November 15 in San Bernardino, faces charges in the November 4 shooting deaths of Dermetrica Waters, 37, and Mandy Ray, 35.
San Bernardino Woman Arrested for Multiple Vehicle Burglaries in Grand Terrace
Over the weekend of November 24 - November 25, 2023, deputies assigned to the Central Station responded to multiple reports of vehicle burglaries in the city of Grand Terrace. Deputies obtained a suspect description from surveillance video and located Benita Williams nearby, who matched that description. Further investigation revealed Williams...
Justice for Alleged Mistreatment of K-9 Officer by Deputy
Target: Michael A. Hestrin, Riverside County District Attorney. Goal: Ensure legal accountability for the deputy’s alleged mistreatment of a K-9 officer in Moreno Valley. In Moreno Valley, a disturbing incident allegedly unfolded during a routine traffic stop. A video, now circulating online, reportedly shows a Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy engaging in what appears to be harsh treatment of their K-9 partner. The footage, igniting widespread indignation, purportedly captures the deputy slamming the dog onto the ground. Such alleged actions, if true, are not only inhumane but also a gross misuse of authority.
CSUSB honors victims of December 2 terrorist attack
Cal State San Bernardino held a Day of Remembrance for the victims of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack over the weekend.