HEMET: 16-year-old girl arrested for threat scrawled on bathroom wall

HEMET — School District and Sheriff’s officials announced the arrest earlier today of a 16-year-old girl who allegedly scrawled a threat against Hemet High School – and more directly, the school’s principal. The threat was left on a tiled wall inside a stall within a girl’s bathroom on the school’s campus. The arrest of the Hemet High School student where the threat was made […]

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HEMET: 3-vehicle crash temporarily closes intersection

HEMET — There were no reported injuries after what was originally reported as a head-on, three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening, Feb. 27. The non-injury accident was just one of many reported as rain swept across the San Jacinto Valley yesterday. SEE RELATED: No injuries after truck fails to stop at intersection plows into car City of Hemet Police and Fire Departments along with AMR […]

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HEMET: Report of middle school shooting causes lock downs, brings flood of officials

HEMET — With fears, rumors and veiled threats swirling around several San Jacinto Valley and Inland Empire area schools and photographs of a threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at Hemet High School circulating on social media, a 7th grade girl’s report today of hearing gunshots at Diamond Valley Middle School brought authorities from throughout the valley rushing to locate, […]

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HEMET: Distraught man who fired gun apprehended after armed stand-off

HEMET — Officials from two San Jacinto Valley law enforcement agencies worked together Monday night to diffuse an armed standoff and safely apprehend a distraught man. According to witnesses the man had repeatedly fired a handgun into the air and was threatening to hurt himself. Hemet PD officers responded to an apartment complex on Rosalia Avenue shortly before 9:30 p.m., after both city and county emergency […]

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UPDATE: MENIFEE: 18-year-old woman fatally hit by 2 cars while crossing busy Hwy. 74 ID’d

UPDATED: Wednesday, 3:30 a.m. MENIFEE — Officials have identified an 18-year-old Hemet resident who died after she was struck by first one and then another car Tuesday night, Feb. 27. She was struck while crossing busy Hwy. 74 near AM/PM, just east of Menifee Road. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials identified Deena Ledesma as the victim. According to a coroner’s release Ledesma succumbed […]

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HEMET: No injuries after truck fails to stop at intersection, plows into car

HEMET — No injuries were reported after rain-slicked roads and failing to fully stop at a posted stop sign led to a two-vehicle wreck in Hemet, Tuesday afternoon. The accident was just one of many reported as rain swept across the San Jacinto Valley throughout the day. For more information about City of Hemet’s CERT program, including online manuals, online certification […]

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MENIFEE: Registered sex offender arrested after allegedly molesting child, 7

MENIFEE — A retired piano teacher who continued tutoring and teaching piano for more than 20 years after he was convicted for committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 was arrested again earlier today. Today’s charges involving a 7-year-old child that landed him back in jail are similar to those that led to his 1983 […]

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SAN JACINTO: Firefighters battle RV fire that threatened vehicles, structures

SAN JACINTO — Firefighters knocked down an RV blaze that threatened other vehicles and structures Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27. Although at least one RV was destroyed by the fire and several others were damaged, there were no reported injuries related to the fire, which happened at 800 W. 7th Street, west of S. State Street, in San Jacinto. Cal Fire/Riverside County […]

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Caballero celebrating 29th birthday gallops onto freeway, arrested for DUI

Today’s Lighter Side of the News… (If you love horses, see if you can spot and recognize the nearly 40 breeds of horses and more than two dozen horse-related references in this article. -TM) Long Beach, Calif. — An allegedly intoxicated man celebrating his 29th birthday was arrested after he galloped onto a busy Southern California freeway early Saturday morning. The […]

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PERRIS: Gun-wielding man shot by deputies in front of Subway in critical condition

PERRIS — Very few details have been released after deputies shot and critically injured a man who was reportedly armed with a handgun and causing a disturbance at a business. The shooting happened late Sunday night, February 25, in front of a Subway restaurant near the intersection of Nuevo Road and Perris Boulevard in Perris. Deputies from the Riverside County […]

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