Victim shot in back in second Willowalk shooting in 5 days

HEMET — A male was hospitalized with at least one gunshot injury after a shooting inside Hemet’s gated Willowalk community earlier this afternoon, Sunday, March 17. Although there have been multiple reports of where the shooting happened, most reports indicate the shooting happened in the area of Waterside Dr. and Saltcreek Way, near the south entrance of the gated community. […]

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Massive Hemet fire, countless explosions, rock area residents

HEMET — Firefighters from multiple city and county fire agencies battled a massive blaze that destroyed a Hemet business last night, March 15. The destructive blaze, that caused much of the large building to collapse in on itself, happened in the 1000 block of N. State St., near Crows Nest Place. Despite immediately requesting a mutual aid response and additional […]

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Fiery Cajalco wreck leaves three dead, one seriously injured

LAKE MATTHEWS — Three people were killed and a fourth suffered major injuries and remains hospitalized after a fiery wreck involving two pickup trucks near Lake Matthews, early this morning, Saturday, March 16. The deadly collision happened near the intersection of Cajalco and Gavilan roads, according to a CHP incident log. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Confusion, rumors, and accusations surround […]

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One dead after Moreno Valley park shooting

MORENO VALLEY — Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that happened at a Moreno Valley park Tuesday afternoon, March 12. No arrests have been made and officials are still investigating the shooting, which happened at Sunnymead Park, on the 12600 block of Perris Blvd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Sex offender arrested after parents thwart attempted kidnap of children, 3 and […]

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Hemet fire extinguisher attack leaves 1 critical, 1 arrested

HEMET — One man is clinging to life and another is behind bars after a brutal fire extinguisher attack outside a Hemet business Monday morning, March 11. The violent confrontation, which happened in front of Pam’s Donuts & Ice Cream in the 100 block of E Stetson Ave., left the victim with serious head trauma and he remains hospitalized in […]

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Willowalk shooting forces two nearby school lock downs

HEMET — A possible car to car shooting inside Hemet’s gated Willowalk community caused two nearby schools to be placed onto precautionary lock down earlier today, Tuesday, March 12. Because the shooting happened within close proximity to West Valley High and Harmony Elementary schools, both campuses were reportedly locked down for a short period, while officers combed the area looking […]

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Wanted fugitive nabbed after wild chase from Menifee to Hemet

A wild pursuit that traveled from Menifee to Hemet ended when a felon fleeing in a stolen car crashed into two other vehicles and a wrought iron fence before fleeing on foot into a residential neighborhood Sunday afternoon, Mar. 10. The man, who was later determined to be a fugitive from justice, was apprehended with assistance from a sheriff’s K-9. […]

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Ferrying linemen & equipment, PG&E helo creates minor Burney buzz

A PG&E aviation crew created a minor buzz in the Burney and Johnson Park area this afternoon, as area residents excitedly watched, filmed, and photographed, a PG&E helicopter make dozens of passes between the two small, Intermountain communities today, Sunday, Mar. 10. Photographs and videos taken by area residents and shared with SCNS showed the aviation crew ferrying hoisted and […]

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Felon who fled from & fought with Hemet officers arrested

UPDATE: Sunday, Mar. 10, 11 a.m. With corrections, updates, and suspect booking details. See Original Story below. HEMET — A felon who was arrested yesterday after first running from and then fighting with Hemet police officers was later identified as 63-year-old, Stephen Leon Washington Jr. Online jail records indicate that after his arrest, Washington was booked into Cois Byrd Detention […]

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UPDATE: Man who leaped to death from I-15 overpass onto SR-91 ID’d

UPDATED: Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. See Original Story below. CORONA — Officials have identified a man who leaped to his death from the I-15 overpass onto the 91 Freeway below in Corona last week, Saturday, March 9. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials yesterday identified the victim as Jason Birrell, 42, of Fullerton. A coroner’s release indicated Birrell was pronounced deceased […]

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