45 cited, 2 arrested, stolen vehicle recovered, during San Jacinto speed enforcement operation

SAN JACINTO — Speeders, reckless drivers, and even a person driving a stolen vehicle were caught off guard when they were nabbed during a high visibility, speed enforcement operation in San Jacinto yesterday, Wednesday, Oct. 16. In all, deputies issued a total of 45 speeding tickets – including two for drivers caught driving in excess of 100 miles per hour […]

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Community reeling after third San Jacinto valley murder in four days

SAN JACINTO — A popular and much beloved clerk at a San Jacinto smoke shop was fatally gunned down during an apparent robbery last night, Wednesday, Oct. 9. The deadly shooting, which happened at Top Smoke Shop on the 2300 block of South San Jacinto Ave, was the third homicide to rock the San Jacinto Valley in the last four […]

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“High speed” reported after head-on, rollover crash near San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO — Officials remain at the scene of a head-on, major injury traffic collision involving three vehicles that happened on the northern outskirts of San Jacinto earlier today, Tuesday, Oct. 8. One of the involved vehicles overturned into a field adjacent SR-79, near Gilman Springs Rd., where the accident occurred. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: One dead after shooting at […]

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San Jacinto brothers, 14 & 13, ID’d after fatally crushed in crash that injured girls, 13 & 9

UPDATED: Saturday, Sept. 21, 3:10 p.m., With coroner’s release of information. See Original Story below. MESA VERDE — Officials have identified two San Jacinto brothers who were fatally crushed after an off-road UTV overturned while being driven by a 13-year-old San Jacinto girl last Sunday morning, Sept 15. The deadly crash, which also injured the teen driver and another girl, […]

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San Jacinto man, 46, ID’d after fiery wreck

UPDATED: Monday, Sept. 2, 12:30 p.m. See Original Story, photos and video below SAN JACINTO — Authorities have identified a man who died in a fiery wreck after crashing into a San Jacinto tree early yesterday morning, Sunday Sept. 1. The victim’s vehicle exploded after the tremendous impact, and the ensuing vehicle blaze sparked a vegetation fire that firefighters spent […]

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10 displaced after fire rips through San Jacinto apartment complex

SAN JACINTO — Ten people were displaced after a blaze damaged two vehicles and ripped through a San Jacinto carport, before spreading to an apartment complex, Wednesday evening, Aug 28. Although nearly a dozen people and their pets were displaced by yesterday’s residential structure fire, which happened on the 200 block of E. 6th St. near S. Jordan Ave., no […]

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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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UPDATE: Felon recaptured after second attempted SJ kidnap attempt in 72 hours

UPDATED: Thursday, Aug. 1, 1:19 p.m. See Original and Updated Stories below. SAN JACINTO — A felon who authorities say attempted to lure a child or children into his vehicle at the same San Jacinto intersection twice over a 72-hour period has been re-apprehended and is back in custody, according to officials. Both alleged incidents happened in the area of […]

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One dead after fire rips through San Jacinto home

SAN JACINTO — One person was killed after flames ripped through a San Jacinto residence on the 600 block of E. Main St. Tuesday evening, July 23. Reports from the scene indicate the deadly blaze might have started in the kitchen, near the home’s stove. Although a teenager reportedly entered the burning home and tried to save the victim, after […]

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DUI suspected in major injury crash after car runs San Jacinto stop sign

SAN JACINTO — Two people were seriously injured, including one who underwent emergency surgery with major internal injuries, after a two vehicle crash in San Jacinto early this morning, Friday, July 19. The crash happened when a driver failed to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Lyon Ave. and Ramona Blvd., according to officials who also […]

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