UPDATE: Hours-long standoff over after suspect shoots self – no officers injured during earlier gun battle

UPDATED:, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:07 p.m. See original story, photos, and videos below. HEMET — Officers at the scene of an ongoing barricaded standoff after an officer involved gun battle inside Whispering Pines Apartments reported hearing a single, muffled gunshot shortly after 1 p.m. Officers had previously reported the man had shot at them after a routine traffic stop near […]

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More details and video emerge, HPD asks for parents’ help, after brawl at Hemet’s THS

UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m. See original and updated story and photos below. HEMET — In the wake of yet another huge school brawl that led to massive, city-wide responses to three San Jacinto valley high schools in as many months officials are asking parents to get involved and have “meaningful conversations” with their children about conflict resolution and […]

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UPDATE: SJ man arrested after multi-agency EBT fraud investigation involving popular Hemet market

UPDATED: Wednesday, Nov. 7 4 p.m. See original story, photos, and live video from the scene of raids below. HEMET — Hemet PD has released additional information about two multi-agency raids related to what one official called a “particularly despicable” EBT fraud he said left tax payers as the true victims. Orlando Ontivero-Angulo, 39, of San Jacinto was arrested this […]

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No injuries reported after solo-vehicle Hemet rollover

HEMET — Two people escaped injury when a Hemet driver lost control of a sedan and the vehicle overturned earlier today. The accident happened Friday, Nov. 2, on W. Stetson Ave. between Palm Ave. and Gilbert St., less than 150 yards from Hemet Fire Station #2. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Pursuit ends with violent crash, gas line rupture, evacuations – […]

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Officers flood into Hemet park after man with gun reported, one arrested

HEMET — Families and children enjoying a Halloween afternoon at Hemet’s Mary Henley Park were sent scrambling for safety when more than a half-dozen officers flooded into the park after receiving reports of a man with a gun at the location. A Hemet area community news reporting group captured video of the tense incident, which they later shared online with […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Officers thwart Hemet Jail escape attempt

UPDATE: Friday, Oct. 26, 11:50 a.m. See original story, photos and video below. HEMET — Officials have identified a man who first attempted to escape from Hemet Jail and later fought with officers and hospital staff at Hemet Valley Hospital. SEE ALSO: Officers save woman who hanged herself at Hemet Jail After a request for information about the two violent […]

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Hemet bicyclist hospitalized after hit by car

HEMET — A bicyclist was hospitalized with minor injuries after a vehicle pulling out of a Hemet parking lot struck the man this morning, Tuesday, Oct. 23. The collision, which knocked the man off his bike and onto the ground, happened on N. Franklin St., between Florida Ave. and St John Place. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Huge Murrieta active shooter […]

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3 children & driver uninjured in Hemet after airborne car plows through fence, smashes into light pole

HEMET — No injuries were reported after a small sedan veered off the roadway, mowed down a metal fence outside a Hemet assisted care facility, and smashed head-on into a metal light pole this afternoon, Saturday, Oct. 20. Officials are still working to determine the cause of the crash, which ended up in the parking lot of The Village Assisted […]

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Three injured, one airlifted in critical condition, after Hemet head-on crash

HEMET — Three people were injured in a two vehicle, head-on wreck Thursday afternoon, Oct. 18. All three victims, including a 75-year-old Hemet resident who was trapped inside her wrecked SUV and later airlifted in critical condition, were seriously injured in the wreck The major-injury crash happened on Florida Ave., between Lake St. and New Chicago Ave., according to Hemet […]

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