Guest Writer Spotlight: Racism and “Color” as seen through the eyes of a child

Adapted with permission, from a Facebook post by Rita Slayton.   Indulge an old lady for a minute. I was a little girl in the 60’s. When I was in kindergarten we were learning about different colors. Red, blue, green, white, orange, black, yellow. One Saturday I was going to the rock quarry with my father when he stopped for […]

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Pride Pharmacy in Hemet robbed at gunpoint

HEMET – Hemet Police officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed Pride Pharmacy July 18th. The pharmacy is located at 2569 W. Florida Avenue, in Hemet. Hemet Police 911 dispatchers received a 911 call at about 2:10 p.m. from a victim reporting an armed robbery that just occurred at the pharmacy. The victim told dispatchers they […]

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UPDATE: Man arrested after Hemet feud leads to fatal shooting

UPDATE: 07/22/2016 9:30 a.m. With arrest and booking information During a thorough investigation, Hemet Police Department detectives developed information and leads identifying a Hemet resident in the shooting death of Christopher Maynard, 35, of Hemet. Coroner officials had previously released that Maynard was fatally wounded Tuesday, July 19 after he was shot once in the abdomen. Hemet Police officials located and […]

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UPDATED: 70-year-old woman attacked at Hemet gas station

UPDATE: 07/21/2016 10:30 a.m. With suspect’s arrest and booking information A jail records search showed the alleged suspect in the battery of a 70-year-old woman showed Brian Diego Guardado was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center July on suspicion of seven felony charges; including causing harm to an elder, battery with serious injuries, four counts of resisting arrest with […]

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UPDATED: Suspects arrested in fatal Hemet hit and run

UPDATED: 07/21/2016 1 p.m. Hemet Police officials have announced the arrest of two people allegedly involved in the fatal hit and run of 17-year-old Andrew Rodriguez. The murder happened Monday, July 18, in the 800 block of Sunjoy Drive in Hemet. Officials arrested the pair Wednesday, July 20, at about 7:30 p.m., according to Hemet Police Lieutenant Eddie Pust. They were located in […]

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Sheriff’s officials make arrest in Valle Vista homicide

UPDATE: 07/20/2016 5:00 p.m.   Officials from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit arrested a suspect accused of killing a man in the community of the Valle Vista. On Tuesday, July 19, investigators began an investigation into the death of a man who was killed just after midnight in the 25600 block of Araucana Street. Coroner’s officials identified the victim as Jason […]

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Montclair man arrested for Moreno Valley attempted murder

MORENO VALLEY – Investigators located and arrested a man for attempted murder and other charges on Tuesday, July 12 three days after he allegedly stabbed another man on Saturday, July 9. In the early morning on Saturday, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Police Station responded to a report of an adult male who had been stabbed. A 911 caller reported the victim […]

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Deputies investigating Meadowbrook murder

MEADOWBROOK – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Central Homicide Unit is conducting a homicide investigation after a man died from injuries he sustained during an assault that occurred Saturday, July 16. The assault reportedly occurred at a residence in the 27000 block of Highway 74, in the unincorporated community of Meadowbrook. Meadowbrook is located northeast of Lake Elsinore and southwest […]

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Hemet trespass investigation leads to human trafficking arrest

HEMET – Hemet Police officers arrested a Los Angeles resident for human trafficking and other sex-related crimes Saturday, July 16. Officers arrested the man after they located him and a 15-year-old girl inside a vacant home in the 300 block of South Alessandro Street, in Hemet. Officers had gone to the residence after an alert citizen called 911 to report seeing two […]

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