HEMET: “Lover’s quarrel” leaves car heavily vandalized

HEMET — Officers responding to reports of a woman destroying a car earlier today found a heavily vandalized hatchback and a couple whose argument led to the incident that left the car inoperable.

The incident happened near the Amberwood Apartments on the 2000 block of Acacia Ave. near S. Raymond St., and did not result in any arrests after the victim whose car was damaged declined to press charges, referring to the incident as a “lover’s quarrel.”


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Officers responding to reports of a vehicle being vandalized made no arrests after the car’s owner declined prosecution against the alleged vandal. Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photo

Hemet police officers were dispatched to the area around noon after 911 callers reported seeing a Black female smashing the windows of a dark-colored Hyundai.

While officers were still heading to the call, witnesses updated that the enraged woman was slashing all the car’s tires.

When officers arrived they found the damaged hatchback as well as several witnesses. Officers spoke to the car’s owner over the phone and eventually located the alleged suspect at her nearby home.

During their investigation, officers questioned the couple about what led to the vandalism and learned the victim and suspect knew each other and were involved in a relationship. The owner of the car told officers the incident was the result of a “lover’s quarrel” and declined prosecution against the woman, assuring officers the couple would amicably work out their differences.

Based on the lack of desired prosecution, officers took no further action.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations, including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook, as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and The Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor 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, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with 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 and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 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 14 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.


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