Crime & Incidents

Lego heads? California police department posts mug shots but without real faces

In the name of criminal justice reform, California lawmakers largely prohibited police departments from posting mug shots of nonviolent suspects or of acquitted defendants on social media accounts, starting this year.

Riverside County pastor arrested in murder-for-hire scheme

A Riverside County pastor was arrested in a murder-for-hire scheme this week after an investigation determined he had hired a man to kill the person dating his daughter. 

Significant Methamphetamine Seizure Unveiled in Riverside County, Among California’s Largest Confiscations

Limited details have emerged regarding Wednesday's confiscation of around 2 tons of methamphetamine in Riverside County and the city of West Covina, but indications suggest it ranks among the largest seizures in California.

Michigan man convicted of setting fire to semi trucks in Inland Empire

A man from a Detroit suburb has been convicted for the Southern California portion of a string of two dozen burned semi trucks.

California Prosecutors Filing Murder Charges in More Fentanyl Deaths

Just about every state in America has cracked down on fentanyl distribution, by stepping up arrests and increasing prison sentences. But few places are as aggressive as Riverside County, Calif., in prosecuting people who supply fatal doses of fentanyl.