HEMET – Man threatening to “scalp” others detained, hospitalized

Hemet police officers detained a man after he threatened to "scalp" another person at a bus stop.

Hemet police officers detained a man after he threatened to “scalp” another person at a bus stop. Robert Carter photo

HEMET – A man who was reportedly armed with a knife and threatening to scalp another person at a bus stop was detained and later hospitalized Saturday, Oct. 23. The incident happened in the area of Gilmore Street north of Florida Avenue in Hemet.

Hemet police officers responded to the location and detained the man – a local area transient. The subject was not identified.

Officers found the man was in possession of an unspecified gardening tool.

After speaking with the subject, officers determined he posed an immediate danger to himself and others around him and he was transported to Emergency Treatment Services in Riverside for a mental health evaluation.

Click here to see video of incident.


R. Carter PSI – Public Safety Incidents on scene

G. Rainwater Hemet News on scene


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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