Monthly Archives: August, 2021

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City of Needles’ Drinking Water Crisis Averted – State Finally Approves Much Needed Funding

Rebuild SoCal Partnership (RSCP) is pleased to announce that the City of Needles has received funding for a much-needed new well from the California State Water Resources Board (SWRCB). 

VA expands rental support, increasing housing options for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded the Shallow Subsidy initiative and will grant  $200 million to 238 nonprofit organizations across the country and territories to provide housing rental assistance to extremely and very low-income Veteran households eligible under VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.

Fatal Traffic Collision – Friday, August 27

On Friday, August 27, 2021 about 10:08 PM, deputies from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department - Perris Station responded to a major injury traffic collision near the intersection of Perris Blvd and Orange Avenue in the city of Perris. Deputies arrived within minutes and located a solo vehicle collision involving a red Honda Pilot. The driver of the Honda suffered major injuries and life-saving measures were attempted; however, the driver succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Their identity is not being released at this time.

Missing Juvenile

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing juvenile, Rubi Cantellano (age 16). Cantellano was last seen in the 15000 block of Perris Blvd. in Moreno Valley, on August 28, 2021 about 6:00 PM. Cantellano is described as a Hispanic female, 5’03”, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Cantellano was last seen wearing a black shirt, ripped blue jeans, and blue and white Nike high tops.

Providing False Information to Law Enforcement

On Friday, August 20, 2021, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (Palm Desert Station) received information from a citizen that a female juvenile was a victim of child neglect and sexual assault. These serious allegations set in motion hundreds of staff-hours, by several law enforcement agencies, in two separate states.


Armed Home Invasion Robbery

On March 21, 2023, about 6:30 PM, the Riverside Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Station deputies responded to a report of an armed home invasion robbery in the 15100 block of Perris Boulevard, Moreno Valley.

Fraud / Impersonating a City of Temecula Official

On March 20, 2023, about 10:15 am, deputies from the Riverside Sheriff’s Southwest Station responded to a residence located in the 30700 block of San Pasqual Road, Temecula, reference Garret K. Hodson, who claimed to be a draftsman, and a second suspect, who claimed to be a City of Temecula building inspector, located at the residence.

Gang Task Force Arrests Gang Members with Firearms

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 6:45 P.M., the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force, with the assistance of the Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team, conducted an operation that resulted in the arrest of two documented criminal street gang members for firearms-related offenses.

Man gets 4 years for attacking police at Jan. 6 Capitol riot

A Virginia man who assaulted police with a stolen baton and used a flashing strobe light to disorient officers trying to defend the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison.