HEMET: Wrench and brick-wielding man arrested after fighting with, running from officers

HEMET — A man who ran from and fought with officers while armed with a large wrench and brick was arrested after officers chased him down and apprehended him, Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21. After an investigation, officers arrested Antonio Smith, 34, of Hemet. Smith was booked into Riverside County Jail on suspicion of obstructing a police officer using force and trespassing, Hemet Police Lieutenant Dickson explained […]

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HEMET: Pedestrian critically injured after hit and run collision

HEMET — A woman was seriously injured when she was struck by a car that fled the scene, Saturday evening, Nov. 18. The vehicle versus pedestrian collision happened in front of the Circle K on the 700 block of W. Florida Avenue in Hemet. Officials say they have several leads they are following up on; however, they have not yet made any […]

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HEMET: Hit and run suspect arrested after bizarre pursuit

HEMET — A hit and run suspect led officers on a bizarre, twenty-minute long pursuit that ended about one mile from where the incident began, Sunday morning, Nov. 19. During the early morning pursuit, the man who led officers on the slow-speed chase made about one dozen U-Turns on Florida Avenue, never driving much further than about one mile from […]

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UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: Two killed, two seriously injured, in Ramona Expressway head-on wreck

UPDATED: Friday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. SAN JACINTO — Officials have provided additional details regarding a major-injury, two-vehicle, head-on collision that resulted in the deaths of two drivers, Thursday, Nov. 16. Two other people sustained serious injuries in the accident that happened on Ramona Expressway, west of Warren Road, just outside the city of San Jacinto. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials later identified […]

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SAN JACINTO: Officials investigating man’s death after fatal family disturbance

SAN JACINTO — Officials are conducting a death investigation after a man died following a family disturbance. The victim died four days after the incident that happened Tuesday, Nov. 7, at a private residence on the 600 block of South Jordan Avenue in San Jacinto. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials later identified the man as Osvaldo Navarro, 42, of San Jacinto. According to […]

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UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: SJ woman killed when shot multiple times identified

UPDATED: Monday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m. SAN JACINTO — Officials have released the name of a San Jacinto woman who died in the street after she was shot multiple times Sunday afternoon, Nov. 12. The deadly shooting happened on the 100 block of N. Dillon Avenue between W. Cedar and Main Streets. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials identified Anna Meza, 31, of San Jacinto […]

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HEMET: City’s Crime Suppression Team now enjoying Weston Park, “so families can do the same”

HEMET — The City of Hemet features nine City Parks; including Gibbel, Mary Henley, Simpson, Cawston Community, Weston, Dave Oltman, Spencer, Brubaker and Griffith Way Community Park. A number of other community, regional and county maintained parks can also be enjoyed in and around the city. Unfortunately, some of those parks have become more well known as places where homeless individuals […]

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53-year-old Hemet resident struck and killed while walking across Lyon Ave. identified

HEMET — Officials have identified a man killed when he was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday, Oct. 31. The fatal accident happened when a man, who was believed to be under the influence of alcohol, stepped in front of a vehicle near the intersection of Lyon and Florida Avenues in the City of Hemet. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials identified Robert Orrell, 53, of […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: Officials investigating officer-involved shooting at busy Target shopping center

UPDATED: Saturday, Oct. 28, 11:55 p.m. HEMET — City of Hemet police officials have provided additional information regarding an officer-involved shooting that happened Saturday evening, Oct. 28. The shooting happened in the Target shopping center parking lot at 3527 W. Florida Avenue. As the investigation was still underway and in its early stages, Hemet Police Lt. Glen Brock explained from the scene that officers responded […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: Officials identify motorcyclist killed in early morning crash with SUV

HEMET — Officials have identified a local motorcyclist who was killed in an early morning collision with an SUV, Friday, Oct. 27. The deadly accident happened at the intersection of Devonshire and Cawston Avenues in Hemet. Riverside County Sheriff Coroner’s officials later identified Ronald Eric Bianco, of Hemet, as the man killed in the collision. Bianco was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident, […]

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