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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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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HEMET: School employee ejected from golf cart after car smashes into him

If page fails to load properly, or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the page-loading problem. -TM   HEMET – A Hemet Unified School District employee was injured this morning when he was struck by a person who ran a red light, Monday, May 22. The 51-year-old custodian was ejected from a Hemet High […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: Man arrested after wild off-road motorcycle pursuit

UPDATE: May 15, 6 p.m. An online jail records search revealed Joshua Cody Benson, 26, of Hemet, was the man arrested after the pursuit of an off-road motorcycle Sunday, May 14. Benson was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility on suspicion of recklessly evading police, felony evading, driving with a suspended license and violation of state parole. Because […]

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VALLE VISTA: “Fun Run with First Responders” perfect way to end school’s first “100 Mile Club” challenge

Emergency first responders joined Valle Vista Elementary School students for the “Fun Run with First Responders” event. Front row from left to right: Deputy Roger Loza, Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown, Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown and Riverside Sheriff’s Captain Leonard Purvis pose with students. Principal Christine Ramirez is seen on the left side of the group. HUSD photo VALLE VISTA – […]

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HEMET: Purse snatch victim’s daughter chases down suspects, recovers mom’s purse

HEMET – Several juveniles were detained and a stolen purse was recovered after numerous juveniles ran into an open garage, snatched a purse and ran off into a dark neighborhood. The residential burglary happened in the 900 block of Mayberry Avenue at the intersection of S. Santa Fe Avenue in Hemet. City of Hemet police officers were dispatched to the home […]

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VALLE VISTA: Family pet believed killed in fire that destroyed mobile home

VALLE VISTA – At least one person was left homeless and a dog was believed to have perished after a fire broke out inside a residence, Wednesday, May 11. The fire, that destroyed a mobile-home, erupted at the Pueblo Sereno Mobile Home Park on the 25000 block of Lincoln Avenue in the unincorporated community of Valle Vista. Twenty-four firefighters from eight engine companies responded […]

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HEMET: “Possible threat” forces temporary lock down at middle school

HEMET – A Hemet middle school was placed on temporary lock down this afternoon after City of Hemet police officers were notified regarding a “possible threat” at the school, according to District officials. The incident and lock down happened at Acacia Middle School Friday, May 12. The school is located at 1200 E. Acacia Avenue in Hemet. Police officers were dispatched […]

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HEMET: Officials investigating after home struck by gunfire

HEMET – Officials are investigating a shooting after a residence was struck by gunfire Wednesday, May 10. The early-morning shooting happened on the 100 block of N. Inez Street, south of Latham Avenue and north of Florida Avenue, in Hemet. A City of Hemet police officer, who happened to be on patrol one street to the west on Alessandro Street, […]

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