Stabbed in neck, Hemet victim airlifted with serious injuries

HEMET — A man was airlifted with serious knife injuries after he was reportedly stabbed in Hemet Wednesday morning, May 22.


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City of Hemet Police and Fire Departments, along with AMR and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the area of N. Taylor and Oakland streets around 10 a.m., after receiving a 911 call reporting the stabbing. The attack was reported by the victim’s girlfriend, who was frantically trying to relay information to emergency dispatchers.

While fire and rescue personnel staged nearby, officers responded to the scene and found a Hispanic male adult suffering from at least one stab wound to the neck. Officers quickly cleared and secured the crime scene, at which time firefighters and paramedics were allowed to begin treating the seriously injured victim.

A stabbing victim is loaded onto a Reach Air Ambulance to be air-lifted to an area trauma center. Gary Rainwater photo

Based on the man’s injuries a helicopter was summoned to the scene, and a Reach Air Ambulance was soon launched and headed to a landing zone at Hemet Valley Hospital to life-flight the victim to an area trauma center. The man’s current condition is unknown.

Officers later interviewed the victim’s girlfriend who told them the suspects involved in the stabbing fled south on Taylor St. in a light gray four-door car prior to officers arrival. It was not known what may have led to the knife attack.

Despite searching the area, officers were not immediately able to locate the suspects and their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Hemet PD at (951) 765-2400. C allers can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of 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 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 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


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