UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: Hemet resident killed in early-morning, head-on wreck ID’d

UPDATE: Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. With Coroner’s identification Riverside County Sheriff’s-Coroner’s officials have identified the person killed in Friday morning’s fatal, two vehicle, head on collision as 57-year old Brian Crabtree of Hemet. Crabtree died at the scene of the accident at 6:26 a.m., about thirteen minutes after the accident was reported.   UPDATE: Friday, July 14, 12 p.m. With additional photos and […]

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EAST HEMET: People sleeping in car beaten, kicked during attempted carjacking

EAST HEMET — Two people who were sleeping inside their car on an East Hemet area street were jolted awake when two men dragged the driver out of the vehicle and began to beat, punch and kick him during an attempted carjacking early this morning, Friday, July 14. One person was apprehended after the attempted carjacking, that happened in the 42000 […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: 56-year-old Hemet resident killed in head-on collision

UPDATE: Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. HEMET — Officials have identified a man killed in a two-vehicle, head-on crash Wednesday morning, June 7. The deadly wreck happened on Highway 74 – which is also known as Florida Avenue within the City of Hemet city limits – at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Lake Street. The deadly wreck was the second […]

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SAN JACINTO: Bicyclist crossing street dies after hit by car, truck

SAN JACINTO — A bicyclist died after being struck by a car and then a pickup truck Tuesday evening, June 6. The fatal accident happened along a dark section of San Jacinto Avenue near Shaver Street in San Jacinto. The same section of road has been the site of several other recent major and fatal collisions. Last night’s fatal accident […]

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UPDATED: VALLE VISTA: Tiny, midnight wanderer – rescued from busy Highway 74 – reunited with family

WRITER’S NOTE: As this is a breaking story, many names, details and the final outcome are not yet known. As this story develops, I will be posting updates, with as much information as possible.   UPDATE: June 6, 1 p.m. In an e-mail response from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Media Information Bureau, a sheriff’s official confirmed that deputies responded to and […]

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HEMET: Officers safely apprehend unstable man armed with knife and hammer

HEMET — A reportedly unstable man who was armed with a knife and hammer while holding the knife to his own throat was safely apprehended without incident Sunday, June 4. The subject, who was heard by City of Hemet emergency dispatchers yelling that he wanted to die, was taken into custody at the Devonshire Downs Mobile Home park at 260 N. […]

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HEMET: DUI suspected in fiery, two-car wreck

Timothy Franzese of Public Safety Incidents contributed to this report.   HEMET — Reports of a fiery wreck in Hemet brought emergency first responders from multiple agencies rushing to the scene Saturday, June 3. The crash, which caused one vehicle to burst into flames, happened at the intersection of Domenigoni and Searl Parkways in Hemet. The accident happened at the […]

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UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: Firefighters extinguish blaze that charred 27 acres and sent firefighter to hospital

UPDATED: June 3, 7:30 p.m. SAN JACINTO — Firefighters have contained a vegetation blaze that burned for about nine hours and charred nearly 30 acres near Soboba Road in an unincorporated area of San Jacinto. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Tawny Cabral updated that the fire had been contained shortly before 9 p.m. Officials have not provided any other updates […]

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HEMET: Two-vehicle crash sends three to hospital

HEMET — Three people were hospitalized with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash, Tuesday, May 30. The minor-injury traffic collision happened at the intersection of S. Lyon and W. Stetson Avenues in Hemet. Hemet Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of the crash about 2 p.m., after several people called 911 to report the accident. According to 911 […]

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HEMET: Suspected drunk driver smashes into car, destroys light pole

HEMET — A suspected drunk driver who was driving with a suspended license was taken into custody after he smashed into the rear-end of another vehicle in an early-morning, two vehicle wreck Wednesday, May 31. The accident, that sent a second car careening into a concrete light pole, happened on Florida Avenue east of Elk Street in Hemet. City of […]

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