SAN JACINTO: Driver sustains major injuries after car smashes into tree

SAN JACINTO – A driver suffered major traumatic injuries when their vehicle plowed into a tree Sunday, Feb. 19. The accident happened in the area of West Ramona Expressway near Chase Street in San Jacinto. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the wreck about 7:30 a.m., after Riverside County emergency dispatchers received several 911 calls from citizens reporting the major-injury […]

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GREEN ACRES: 15 weapons, 2 stolen vehicles, drug paraphernalia uncovered during warrant service

GREEN ACRES – Members of the joint Riverside Auto Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID) task force arrested a man Wednesday afternoon after they uncovered two stolen vehicles, more than a dozen firearms, drug paraphernalia, and a chop shop at his residence in the 33000 block of Keith Avenue in Green Acres Wednesday, Feb. 15. Green Acres is an unincorporated community west of Hemet and north […]

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UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: Man arrested after allegedly shooting 2 with shotgun

SAN JACINTO – Sheriff’s officials arrested a man Thursday, Feb. 16, accused of attempted murder in the shotgun shooting of two victims. The shooting happened at a residence in the 500 block of Palm Avenue southwest of De Anza Elementary School in San Jacinto. Authorities arrested Devin Adriel Smith, 25, of Riverside, after they located him while serving a search warrant […]

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HEMET: Reports of shots fired force lock down of school

HEMET – Reports of shots fired and two men seen running with guns brought Hemet police officers flooding into the area of E. Devonshire Avenue and N. Franklin Street in Hemet Friday, Feb. 10. The incident also caused Alessandro High School to go into lock-down. Officers responded to the area shortly after 10 a.m., after City of Hemet emergency dispatchers received numerous 911 calls […]

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EAST HEMET: Phone call reporting subject armed with a gun causes 5 schools to lock-down

EAST HEMET – Several East Hemet area schools activated their emergency lock-down protocols Tuesday, Feb. 14, after an anonymous caller reported having a gun near a school in East Hemet. Riverside County emergency dispatchers received the phone call about 11 a.m., according to sheriff’s and school officials. Although the male caller did not specify which school he was near with the […]

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VALLE VISTA: Two-year-old dies nearly 2 weeks after being found in pool

VALLE VISTA – A 2-year-old boy found floating in a back yard swimming pool Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, succumbed to his injuries Sunday, Feb. 12. The incident happened in the 25000 block of Bellview Street in the unincorporated community of Valle Vista. The residential neighborhood is south of Charlton Avenue and west of Ramona Expressway. “Investigators are currently conducting a follow-up […]

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HEMET: Woman’s death “being treated as a homicide,” officials confirm

HEMET – Hemet Police officials confirmed they are investigating the death of a 58-year-old Hemet resident as a homicide. The woman was found dead inside her own residence in the 200 block of South Yale Street in Hemet Monday, Feb. 6. The residence is located south of Florida Avenue and north of Acacia Avenue. Officials have identified the victim as […]

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EAST HEMET: Man dies after crashing small scooter

EAST HEMET – A man died after he crashed while riding a small, lawnmower-engine powered scooter Feb. 9. The fatal accident happened in the area of Girard Street and Poppy Drive in the unincorporated area of East Hemet. California Highway Patrol officers, Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters, and AMR medics responded to the scene of the deadly wreck about 1:20 p.m., after the accident was reported […]

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SAN JACINTO: Home damaged by fire

SAN JACINTO – Firefighters quickly knocked down a residential fire Wednesday, Feb. 1. The fire was reported about 7:34 p.m., in the 300 block of West Main Street near South Estudillo Avenue in San Jacinto. Firefighters had the fire fully under control within ten minutes of their arrival and reported the fire knocked down at 7:49 p.m. CAL FIRE/Riverside County firefighters, with […]

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SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS: Driver injured in rollover traffic accident

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS – A driver was injured in a single-vehicle, rollover traffic accident Sunday, Feb. 5. The accident happened on State Route 74 near Mile-Marker 50.50, east of Bee Canyon Truck Trail and the unincorporated community of Valle Vista. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters, California Highway Patrol officers, and American Medical Response medics responded to the scene about 2 p.m., […]

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