SAN JACINTO VALLEY: Dinner and awards banquet honors local officers

SAN JACINTO VALLEY — Several local law enforcement officers were recently honored at the first annual San Jacinto Valley Crime Stoppers Appreciation Dinner and Awards Banquet. According to event organizers, those who were recognized had provided “outstanding service” to their communities and showed “superior work and dedication” to the San Jacinto Valley and its citizens over the last year. The Thursday, Sept. 14 event, […]

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HEMET: No charges filed after stolen vehicle pursuit ends with crash and arrest

HEMET — A man who led law enforcement officials from multiple local agencies was arrested – but later released without charges – after a dangerous, stolen-vehicle pursuit that began in Moreno Valley came to a crashing end in Hemet, Tuesday evening, Sept. 12. At times, the pursuit involved deputies from Moreno Valley, Perris, Menifee and Hemet, as well as officers from California […]

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VALLE VISTA: Victim sustains “multiple gunshot wounds,” suffers “life-threatening injuries”

VALLE VISTA — Authorities are investigating an attempted murder after a man was shot “multiple” times in an otherwise quiet neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 8. The early morning shooting happened in the 25000 block of Stephvon Way, south of Olive Avenue and northeast of Ramona Expressway in the unincorporated community of Valle Vista, east of Hemet. Deputies from the Riverside Sheriff’s Hemet Station […]

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BREAKING: HEMET: Officials investigating after woman’s “badly decomposed” body found behind businesses

HEMET — Very few details are known and authorities have not yet made an official statement regarding a woman’s “badly decomposing” body that was found this afternoon in the 2000 block of Florida Avenue near N. Yale Street in Hemet. The body was reportedly found about 3:45 p.m., inside a trash enclosure behind the now-closed Millie’s restaurant and near a popular […]

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UPDATE: EAST HEMET: Reports of incident involving armed and barricaded suspect unfounded

UPDATE: EAST HEMET — Sheriff’s officials have clarified this afternoon that earlier reports of an armed and barricaded stand-off happening in the area of Stetson Avenue and S. San Jacinto Street in the East Hemet area were unfounded and activity in the area was related to the service of a felony arrest warrant. Officials have not stated what the felony warrant was […]

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SAN JACINTO: Elderly woman injured after car plows into tree

SAN JACINTO — Officials are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle collision after a driver smashed into a tree this morning. The driver, described as elderly woman, was hospitalized after the early-morning accident that happened Wednesday, Sept. 6, on S. Santa Fe Street near W. Esplanade Avenue in San Jacinto. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Station, Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: Parolee, former 3-striker, arrested after beating 8-year-old girl during home invasion robbery

UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 7, 4 p.m. HEMET — The day after an 8-year-old girl survived after fending off an attack by a parolee who broke into her home, her mother is speaking out and talking about her daughter’s bravery during the “terrifying” ordeal. The second grader was home alone for a few minutes after school, while waiting for an older sibling to return […]

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UPDATE: HEMET: Man who killed Menifee resident was drunk, traveling over 100 mph, say officials

UPDATED: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 10 p.m. HEMET — Authorities investigating a fatal, multiple-vehicle, traffic collision that happened Thursday, Aug 31, at about 7 p.m., announced the arrest of the driver who caused the DUI-related crash. Hemet police officials arrested Augustin Perala Jimenez, 48, of Hemet, Sunday, Sept. 3. He was arrested about 7 p.m., as he was being released from a local hospital, according to […]

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UPDATE #3: HEMET: Juveniles-one walking, another riding bicycle-hospitalized after struck by motorist

UPDATED: Monday, Sept. 4, 10 p.m. Writer’s note regarding photographs included below. HEMET — A family friend of the 16-year-old victim who was one of two people struck by a car earlier today provided an update regarding the young victim’s condition, explaining the girl has already undergone the first of many surgeries she will have to undergo. Melina Yazmin Villalobos, […]

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UPDATE #3: HEMET: DUI suspected in Domenigoni Pkwy crash that killed Menifee man

UPDATED: Saturday, Sept. 2, 1 p.m. HEMET — City of Hemet police officials say DUI is suspected a one of the primary contributing factors in an accident that killed a Menifee man, Thursday evening, Aug, 31. Police officials have not released the identity of the suspected DUI driver, who was hospitalized with unknown injuries after the crash. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s […]

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