Woman hospitalized after Hemet “T-Bone” crash

HEMET — One person was hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision in Hemet this afternoon, Wednesday, Sept. 11. The minor injury crash happened at the intersection of E. Menlo Ave. and Buena Vista St. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Victims, 18 & 20, ID’d after fatal SR-60 crash Nuevo murder leaves one woman dead, another injured One dead, two hospitalized after […]

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UPDATE: Man who led HPD officers on slow-speed chase was suffering from a medical crisis

UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 9, 7:15 p.m. See Original Story below. HEMET — An elderly man who led police officers on a slow-speed chase through downtown Hemet yesterday morning was later determined to have been suffering from a medical emergency, Hemet Police Lt. Nate Miller has since told RCNS in an email response for further details related to yesterday’s incident. Yesterday […]

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15 displaced, firefighter hospitalized, after blaze destroys Hemet apartment complex

HEMET — Authorities say ten children and five adults were displaced after a blaze tore through a Hemet apartment complex earlier today, Sunday, Sept.1. Although several animals were rescued from the intense fire, at least two cats are reportedly still missing and have not been located. The only reported injury from the destructive blaze, which erupted at a complex on […]

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Man’s hand blown off after igniting explosive device outside Hemet 7-Eleven

HEMET — Authorities are investigating after a man had part of his hand partially amputated when he allegedly ignited an explosive device – possibly a firework – outside a Hemet 7-Eleven convenience store early this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 21. The explosion, which officials say blew part of the man’s hand off and caused “severe, but non-life-threatening injuries,” happened in the […]

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Couple arguing ejected, one killed, in SR-74 head-on crash

HOMELAND — A couple arguing while driving through Homeland led to a fatal, head-on collision that left two people ejected – and one dead – from one of the involved vehicles, Monday afternoon, Aug. 19. The deadly crash, which killed a Hemet woman and injured three other people, happened in the 33000 block of SR-74, about a half-mile west of […]

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SJ man, 21, ID’d after fatal solo-vehicle crash

UPDATED: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6:15 p.m., With details of victim’s brother’s similar death. HEMET — Excessive speed has been cited as a possible contributing factor after a San Jacinto resident in a Corvette lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a power pole in Hemet late Sunday evening, Aug. 18. The deadly, solo-vehicle accident happened on Mountain Ave., west […]

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SJ valley “Zero Tolerance Saturation Patrol” nets 20 arrests

SAN JACINTO VALLEY —  A “High Impact – Zero Tolerance Saturation Patrol” throughout the unincorporated county areas of Hemet and the City of San Jacinto led to the arrest of twenty people for a variety of charges Friday, Aug. 16. The operation also resulted in the seizure of narcotics and drug-related paraphernalia, and recovery of a stolen vehicle. Other sheriff’s […]

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4 arrested, drugs recovered, during Hemet search warrant

HEMET — Four people were arrested, and officers seized more than 20 grams of methamphetamine, Fentanyl and Xanax packaged for sales, and ammunition for two types of weapons, when law enforcement officials from multiple agencies served a search warrant at a Hemet apartment complex yesterday evening, Aug. 15. SEE OTHER RECENT HEMET HEADLINES: Reports of gun-wielding man in Hemet lead […]

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Wanted felon arrested in Hemet after month-long investigation

HEMET — A “dangerous and violent” felon who was wanted for crimes allegedly committed in the cities of San Jacinto, Banning, Beaumont was apprehended following a month-long investigation initiated in San Jacinto. Although the man tried to flee from officials as they moved in to capture him, he was caught and arrested in Hemet, Wednesday morning, Aug. 14. SEE OTHER […]

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City of Hemet begins LED streetlight retrofit – projected to save millions

HEMET — The City of Hemet announced they will begin LED retrofitting of over 4,200 streetlights with the months-long project scheduled to begin today, Thursday, Aug. 15. The retrofit project is expected to bring a variety of benefits to Hemet; including providing a longer lifespan for street lights, lowering regular scheduled maintenance costs, minimizing light pollution, and providing better visibility […]

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