HEMET: Suspect arrested in brutal beating of elderly motel manager


Hemet Police Officers arrested Trevel Warren for the beating of a Hemet motel manager.

Hemet Police Officers arrested Trevel Warren for the beating of a Hemet motel manager.

HEMET – Detectives from the Hemet Police Department arrested a man who has been accused of brutally beating an elderly motel manager on Wednesday, Mar. 9. The victim suffered significant injuries to his head and face and he remains listed in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

Early in their investigation officers and detectives identified Trevel Warner, 21, a transient on Post release Community Supervision (PRCS) probation for domestic violence out of Kern County, as the alleged suspect in their investigation. Detectives located and arrested Warner in the 200 Block of W. Florida Avenue on Mar. 10, at about 3 p.m.

The investigation began on Mar. 9, at 12:37 p.m., when the Hemet Police Department responded to a report of a battery that had just occurred at the Coachlight Motel, located at 1640 W. Florida Avenue.

When officers arrived at the motel they discovered the motel manager had been severely beaten. Paramedics and other emergency first responders treated the victim before he was transported in critical condition to the hospital.

Witnesses who saw the violent incident told officers that Warner arrived at the motel to visit a guest who was staying at the motel. Warner reportedly had a dog with him, against motel policy. When the motel manager attempted to tell Warner that the dog was not allowed on the motel property Warner became enraged and attacked the victim.

Witnesses told police that Warner punched the victim in the head and face, knocking him to the ground. Warner then reportedly jumped on the victim and continued to punch him in the head and face. Witnesses, who did not intervene to help the elderly victim, estimated Warner struck the victim 10-20 more times, before he fled the motel with his dog.

After detectives located and arrested Warner he was transported to Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon with great bodily injury and elder abuse. Warner’s bail was set at $25,000 bail, however a jail records search conducted on Mar. 11 showed he had already been released from jail. He is scheduled for arraignment on Apr. 22 at 7:30 a.m.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Hemet Police Department at (951) 765-2400. Callers can remain anonymous.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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  • Why would he be released? What the hell is wrong with our system? Best wishes for Mr Patel.

  • It’s very sad to me that with by-standers “standing” nobody tried to help…..

  • Trevor Hello Do u know if this incident was near the Anchor bar? I was travelling going W on Florida. I had never seen police cover the street like that..

  • What the hell why assault with a deadly weapon ? I swear u dam police need to do it jobs right and charge the man with assault with great bodly injury u see u guys are so kurupt now u know why people are standing up and u guys are getting hurt now not us anymore lmao

  • Should be charged with attempted murder and NO bail. Hemet has become a crap hole and is full of thugs and prison release. I shop and travel outside of this awful Town and house is up for sale as it is rated as the most unsafe city in Calif for size and population.

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