HEMET: Helmet cam footage shows eventful, dangerous year for local firefighters

HEMET – During 2016, City of Hemet firefighters responded to nearly 17,000 calls for service. Many of those calls involved vehicle fires, residential blazes, wildland fires, fatal traffic collisions and other deadly incidents. In order to show many of the dangerous calls the firefighters responded to and handled, Hemet Fire Fighters Association, Local 2342 compiled helmet camera footage from throughout the […]

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HEMET: New commander brings wealth of experience to Hemet Sheriff’s Station

HEMET – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Station, located in the unincorporated community of Valle Vista, recently welcomed long-time Hemet-San Jacinto Valley resident Captain Leonard Purvis as their new station commander. With more than 27 years of law enforcement service – covering numerous assignments and responsibilities – Purvis brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new assignment. Purvis officially took […]

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HEMET: New K9 team will soon be patrolling City of Hemet

HEMET – Hemet residents will soon be seeing a new K9 handler and his K9 partner patrolling the streets and back alleys of the city when Hemet Police Officer Reynoso and his new K9 companion Mac complete their training. The new team is currently in their first week of basic K9 academy at Adlerhorst International, Inc. Once their training is complete, […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Cub Scouts earn Merit Badges learning about law enforcement

MORENO VALLEY – Cub Scouts and families from Moreno Valley’s Troop 100 were treated to an evening meeting with Moreno Valley Police Department officials Wednesday, Jan. 11. The specially planned troop meeting provided the scouts with a fun and interactive evening learning about law enforcement. During the meeting, officials from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Police station spent nearly two […]

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HEMET: Join ‘Praying Hands Across Hemet’ for their next event Jan. 8

COMMUNITY/RELIGION: HEMET – A local group, ‘Praying Hands Across Hemet’, has invited members from throughout the community, people of any and all faiths to come out and join them this Sunday Jan. 8 for a short ceremony of lifting up their community, community leaders, law enforcement, fire and medical personnel, and citizens. The event is set to gather at the […]

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UPDATED: Community rallying to help autistic mother and daughter

UPDATE:1/5/2016 7 p.m. Less than twelve hours after Kimberly and Gracelynn’s story was published on Riverside County News Source, Kimberly was contacted by several people and a business that offered to help the mother and daughter celebrate Gracelynn’s third birthday party. The first part of Gracelynn’s party will now be held at Mary Henley Park in Hemet, beginning at 1:30 […]

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UPDATE: Hands Across Hemet overwhelmed by community’s support

HEMET – Hands Across Hemet, a local charitable group, has been overwhelmed at the outpouring of generosity they have received over the last week from across the San Jacinto Valley. Just a few days ago, with only one week left before the group was scheduled to have it’s annual Christmas Gift Giveaway, Hands Across Hemet’s founder, Tanya Cortez, was getting […]

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HEMET: Former addict credits HPD officers with helping him turn his life around

HEMET – A man who said he has been arrested many times by Hemet police officers wanted to give an update on his life. He also wanted to thank two specific Hemet police officers for their help in turning his life around. The person, who declined to be identified, wanted to take some time to thank Hemet Police Officers Brewer […]

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