Felony traffic stop of stolen vehicle temporarily halts activities at busy Hemet car wash

HEMET — Citizens trying to get their vehicles washed at a Hemet car wash had their day delayed when Hemet PD conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle that pulled into the business, Wednesday afternoon, May 23. Employees and customers at Car Wash Depot, located southwest of the intersection of N. State Street and Latham Avenue, had their activities […]

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Surveillance video, “numerous tips,” lead to arrest of Hemet man after Perris murder

PERRIS –Authorities investigating last month’s murder of a 20-year-old Perris resident during the course of a robbery identified and arrested a Hemet man in connection with the deadly incident. According to officials the man was one of two suspects responsible for the victim’s shooting death. The alleged suspect was identified and located after officials released video surveillance footage that showed […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: Woman, 49, fatally struck while jaywalking across San Jacinto St ID’d

UPDATED: Thursday, May 17, 1 p.m. HEMET – Officials have identified a woman killed while attempting to cross San Jacinto Avenue late last night. Despite life-saving efforts the victim died at the scene. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials identified Jane Dasilva, 49, of Heme, as the woman killed in the collision. According to a coroner’s release Dasilva succumbed to her injuries […]

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Suspected of 2 Hemet bank robberies, man, 55, found unconscious from drug overdose, arrested

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 16, 11 p.m. (See original and updated reports and all photos below.) HEMET –Officials have released additional details about last Monday’s bank robbery and the 55-year-old Hemet man arrested after an hours-long stand-off at a quiet, hilltop residential home. According to Hemet PD officials the man, identified as Howard Eugene Curtner, is suspected of at least one […]

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Victim, repeatedly stabbed during home invasion at Desert Palms MHP, critically injured

HEMET — Officials are investigating after a group of men allegedly stormed a Hemet mobile home and repeatedly stabbed a man late Sunday night, May 13, before fleeing the area on foot. According to witnesses at the scene, the uncooperative victim sustained multiple stab wounds and was eventually rushed to an area hospital. City of Hemet Police and Fire personnel […]

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HEMET: Spike strips safely end dangerous, 30-minute pursuit of stolen truck

HEMET — A 52-year-old Moreno Valley resident in a stolen pickup truck was arrested after leading police on a dangerous, 30-minute pursuit, that wound its way throughout Hemet, Tuesday evening, May 8. The fleeing man was apprehended after officers used a set of spike strips to slow the stolen truck down and the driver eventually lost control, crashing onto the […]

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Reports of fire, explosions, rock Hemet neighborhood, as man inside home refuses to exit

HEMET — A man was reportedly taken into protective custody and held for a mental health evaluation, Thursday night, May 10, after refusing to exit a Hemet home where a loud fight was reported and a fire erupted, destroying a vehicle. In addition to the argument and raging vehicle fire, residents of the small neighborhood and other 911 callers reported […]

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HEMET: Moments after father & children leave home, truck plows into, destroys entire structure

HEMET — Emergency first responders from multiple agencies raced to the scene of a single-vehicle crash earlier this evening, after receiving reports of a truck that plowed into a home at the intersection of East Menlo Avenue and Haley Way.  Callers reported that several children were possibly inside both the destroyed truck and home, which sits between Buena Vista and N. Santa […]

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UPDATED: Two women found murdered inside SUV, Riverside man arrested after sister reported shootings

UPDATED: Thursday, May, 3, 9 p.m., With coroner’s release and additional information. RIVERSIDE — A man who officials say shot and killed two young women inside an SUV was arrested early Wednesday morning, May 2, after the man’s sister called 911 to report the double-fatal shooting. The victims were shot and killed in the La Sierra Hills area of Riverside, just northeast […]

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HUSD: Recent awards, honors, achievements and announcements

Compiled from Hemet Unified School District’s Facebook page. (Click any link to view full HUSD post.) Follow Hemet Unified School District for regular posts and updates.   Did I miss a potential big HUSD related announcement? Have a photo with a brag for your HUSD enrolled child? Contact the editor: trevor.rcns@gmail.com Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside […]

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