HEMET: Infant dies while being cared for at apparent unlicensed daycare facility

HEMET – Police are investigating the death of a 7-month-old girl who died while being watched at a private residence in the 1200 block of Stepstone Court in Hemet. The quiet, tree-lined neighborhood is in the Stoney Mountain Ranch community, south of W. Esplanade Avenue and east of Warren Road. The infant, who was later identified as Addison Watkins, “had no […]

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HEMET: Four-vehicle, rollover traffic accident slows morning commuters

HEMET – Details are still emerging after several people suffered minor injuries in a four-vehicle, rollover traffic collision this morning, Wednesday, March 29. The accident – that happened at the intersection of Florida and Lyon Avenues in Hemet – slowed morning commuters to a crawl through the area. City of Hemet Fire and Police personnel were dispatched to the multiple-vehicle […]

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EAST HEMET: Man with felony warrant arrested after fleeing from deputies

EAST HEMET – A man who had a felony warrant for assault with a deadly weapon was captured and arrested after he ran from deputies who were investigating reports of a domestic dispute Sunday, March 26. The incident, that began in the 41300 block of Sequoia Lane in the unincorporated area of East Hemet, led to a long search for the […]

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HEMET: Firefighter’s quick response saves homes

HEMET – Firefighters quickly knocked down a backyard fire that damaged a shed and was threatening nearby residences Sunday, March 26. The fire broke out in the 1300 block of Leslie Drive, near S. San Jacinto Avenue in Hemet. Leslie Drive is in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood south of E. Whittier and north of Johnston Avenues. All five City […]

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SAN JACINTO: Victim burned in residential blaze

SAN JACINTO – A victim was burned and sustained major injuries when a house caught fire Sunday, March 26. The early-morning residential blaze broke out just after midnight in the 400 block of Shaver Street in San Jacinto. Twenty-six firefighters from seven engine companies responded to the fire, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Tawny Cabral explained in an incident report. They […]

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HEMET: Student airlifted in critical condition after hit by truck in front of school

HEMET – A 16-year-old, West Valley High School student was critically injured when he was struck by a pickup truck while crossing the street towards his school early Friday morning, March 24. The boy was hit near the intersection of Mustang Way and Morgan Hill Road near West Valley High School in Hemet. Witnesses later told authorities the student was […]

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UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: Suspect who shot victim “multiple times” identified, arrested

UPDATE: March 24, 6 p.m. (See original story, photographs and video below) SAN JACINTO – Sheriff’s officials have provided additional information regarding an argument that escalated into a shooting Thursday, March 23. The shooting, which left a 35-year-old victim with major injuries, happened at the Mountain View Garden Apartments at 850 E. Main Street in San Jacinto. At the end of […]

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Region-wide AB 109 compliance sweep nets 15 arrests

Authorities conducted dozens of AB 109 compliance checks and made numerous arrests Wednesday, March 22, during a coordinated, region-wide operation. The sweeps comprised of unannounced compliance searches of individuals who are on Probation, Mandatory Supervision, Parole and Post Release Community Supervision. During the operation, the teams conducted 64 compliance checks, which resulted in the arrest of 15 subjects. “Drugs, drug paraphernalia, numerous […]

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HEMET: Stolen vehicle recovery sends employees, shoppers scrambling for cover

HEMET – After receiving a tip about a man spotted driving a stolen vehicle, Hemet police officers swooped in and arrested the driver – who also had several warrants – as he sat inside the car outside a CVS Pharmacy. The short but tense incident, which happened Monday, March 20 in front of CVS Pharmacy, sent several CVS employees and shoppers […]

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HEMET: Police seek help solving 2016 fatal stabbing of Marine Veteran

HEMET – Hemet police investigators are seeking the public’s help solving the 2016 murder of a Marine Corps Veteran and father of two children. RELATED: Veteran, father of 2, dead after Hemet double stabbing, second victim recovering (Click link to view story.) RELATED: Police still seeking witnesses to June stabbing of Marine Veteran (Click link to view story.) Nicholas Males, 29, of Whittier, died Sunday, June […]

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