Sara’s Town: Episode 17 – Valentine’s Animal Lovers Edition

Sara’s Town Episode 17 – Valentine’s Animal Lovers Edition   Horses, horses and more horses! This special Valentine’s edition of Sara’s Town features a stable full of horses and is a treat for animal lovers everywhere! In this episode, number 17 in Sara’s series, she visits Invicta Farms and Paradise Farms – located in Hemet. Paradise Farms is home to […]

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Retired Hemet Police officer arrested for embezzlement from local synagogue

Trevor Montgomery   HEMET – A retired Hemet Police officer, identified by sheriff’s officials as Gerald Max Beamesderfer Jr, 64, of Hemet, has been arrested for embezzlement after an exhaustive and thorough investigation that lasted more than a year, according to sheriff’s officials. Investigators from Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Station arrested Beamesderfer on Feb. 9 for his alleged involvement in the embezzlement. […]

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Corona bomb scare forces evacuations of nearby school, apartments and mobile home park

Trevor Montgomery   CORONA – A man found unresponsive inside a rented van that contained a note warning of a bomb and “deadly gas” inside the vehicle led to the evacuation of a nearby school, apartment complex, and mobile home park. The incident also forced the closure of several nearby streets and lasted over eight hours. In addition to hundreds of students […]

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Hit and run kills elderly pedestrian in Jurupa Valley

Trevor Montgomery   JURUPA VALLEY – Officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle and driver involved in a fatal hit and run traffic collision that took the life of an elderly pedestrian on Monday, Feb. 8. The fatal accident occurred at 12:01 a.m., when a car struck a pedestrian who was crossing the roadway in the 3000 block […]

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UPDATE #10: 3 arrested, including 1 juvenile, following lengthy San Jacinto shooting investigation

Trevor Montgomery Riverside County News Source On-Scene Reporting: Miguel Shannon / Epicenter News UPDATE #10   SAN JACINTO – Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station conducted a lengthy, day long investigation following an early morning shooting that occurred yesterday, Monday, Feb. 8. The incident, which was reported to officials shortly before 6:00 a.m., occurred in the […]

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Riverside Sheriff’s officials address increase in telephone and other scams

Trevor Montgomery   After experiencing an increase in reports regarding telephone, financial and other scams, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is reminding all citizens to be critical of unsolicited telephone calls from potentially fraudulent businesses, banking institutions, foreign countries, or government agencies, especially where promises or threats are made. Numerous fraudulent schemes have recently been reported, according to sheriff’s officials. […]

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UPDATED: Three stranded hikers rescued from San Jacinto Mountains near “S” symbol

Trevor Montgomery   UPDATE 3 SAN JACINTO – Rescue operations were successful in assisting three stranded hikers, one of whom was a juvenile. The three were safely extracted off a high mountainous peak overlooking the San Jacinto Valley. The three reportedly became lost and exhausted while hiking in the San Jacinto Mountains. A 911 caller reported at about 4:00 p.m. the three were […]

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Wanted felons arrested by Hemet Police officers following residential burglary and foot pursuit

Trevor Montgomery   HEMET – An early morning 911 call about a residential burglary occurring in the 900 block of Dandelion Way led to the arrest of two wanted felons. The arrests followed a foot pursuit and yard to yard search for the alleged suspects. Hemet Police officers responded to the report of an in-progress burglary on Thursday, Feb. 4, […]

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Girl Scout cookies lead to arrest of high-speed pursuit suspect in Hemet

HEMET – A box of “Thin Mints” Girl Scout cookies led to the arrest of a subject who allegedly led Hemet Police officers on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit on Feb. 4. The incident began at about 4:05 p.m., when officers assigned to the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force attempted to stop a motorcyclist in the 1300 block of East […]

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Speed suspected to be factor in crash that killed Hemet and San Jacinto residents in Louisiana

Trevor Montgomery   Sorrento, LA – Louisiana State Police Troopers are investigating a fatal, single-vehicle traffic collision that occurred on Eastbound Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish, LA. The Feb. 3 crash took the life of James Rodgers, 25, of San Jacinto and Wanda Kinchloe, 58, of Hemet. A Report submitted by State Police stated that at about 6:30 p.m., Rodgers was […]

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