HEMET: School employee ejected from golf cart after car smashes into him

If page fails to load properly, or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the page-loading problem. -TM   HEMET – A Hemet Unified School District employee was injured this morning when he was struck by a person who ran a red light, Monday, May 22. The 51-year-old custodian was ejected from a Hemet High […]

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SAN JACINTO: “Seriously injured” hang glider rescued after mountainside crash

If page fails to load properly, or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the problem. -TM   SAN JACINTO – A hang glider suffered major injuries this morning and had to be airlifted from the side of a steep and rugged, mountainous area near the Soboba Flight Park Sunday, May 21. The sports […]

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HEMET: Firefighter hospitalized after battling “swift moving” vegetation blaze

If page fails to load properly, or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the problem. -TM   Timothy Franzese of Public Safety Incidents contributed to this report. HEMET – A small but “swift moving” vegetation fire kept firefighters busy and sent one firefighter to an area hospital this afternoon, Saturday, May 20. […]

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UPDATE: Family grieving after missing Winchester teacher’s body found

FRENCH VALLEY – Family and friends of a 45-year-old Winchester resident are in mourning after learning that sheriff’s officials located the missing man’s body in French Valley Sunday afternoon, May 14. The discovery ended a nearly two-week search for the missing man. Alfredo “Fredo” Rodriguez, who was a teacher at Lake Elsinore’s David A. Brown Middle School and baseball coach, was last […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: Man arrested after wild off-road motorcycle pursuit

UPDATE: May 15, 6 p.m. An online jail records search revealed Joshua Cody Benson, 26, of Hemet, was the man arrested after the pursuit of an off-road motorcycle Sunday, May 14. Benson was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility on suspicion of recklessly evading police, felony evading, driving with a suspended license and violation of state parole. Because […]

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VALLE VISTA: Man allegedly chokes mother, fights with deputies, during violent Mother’s Day incident

Robert Carter of Public Safety Incidents contributed to this report. VALLE VISTA – A woman was assaulted and her adult son was arrested after the 30-year-old man allegedly attacked and choked his mother Sunday, May 14. The violent Mother’s Day assault happened at the Rancho De Anza Mobile Home Park on the 43000 block of Highway 74 in the unincorporated […]

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HEMET: Eagle-eyed citizen thwarts school burglary after calling 911

HEMET – A sharp-eyed citizen stopped a potential crime in progress today when he spotted three juveniles attempting to break into the Hemet Adult School’s Alessandro Complex and called 911 to report the incident. The three juveniles were quickly detained after fleeing from the school, which is located at 831 E. Devonshire Avenue, north of E. Latham Avenue and south […]

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VALLE VISTA: “Fun Run with First Responders” perfect way to end school’s first “100 Mile Club” challenge

Emergency first responders joined Valle Vista Elementary School students for the “Fun Run with First Responders” event. Front row from left to right: Deputy Roger Loza, Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown, Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown and Riverside Sheriff’s Captain Leonard Purvis pose with students. Principal Christine Ramirez is seen on the left side of the group. HUSD photo VALLE VISTA – […]

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HEMET: Purse snatch victim’s daughter chases down suspects, recovers mom’s purse

HEMET – Several juveniles were detained and a stolen purse was recovered after numerous juveniles ran into an open garage, snatched a purse and ran off into a dark neighborhood. The residential burglary happened in the 900 block of Mayberry Avenue at the intersection of S. Santa Fe Avenue in Hemet. City of Hemet police officers were dispatched to the home […]

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