False Internet rumors of active shooter near elementary school lead to near panic

VALLE VISTA — Sheriff’s officials have confirmed that Internet rumors of an active shooter in the unincorporated community of Valle Vista east of Hemet were untrue and have provided details of what really occurred this afternoon, Tuesday, Sept. 10. The actual incident did lead to the brief lock down of an elementary school, “for safety precautions,” according to officials, but […]

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Home destroyed after Valle Vista structure fire

VALLE VISTA — Dozens of firefighters spent about an hour knocking down a destructive residential structure blaze that erupted at a Valle Vista home earlier this afternoon, Sunday, Aug. 25. The fire, which destroyed the residence and left it uninhabitable, happened in the 25000 block of Fore Dr., near Sunshine Ct., according to fire officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Man’s […]

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Two families barely escape Valle Vista home blaze

VALLE VISTA — Two families barely made it out of their home alive and one victim was hospitalized after an enormous blaze ripped through their Valle Vista residence early Saturday morning, Aug. 3. The fire – which happened on the 43000 block of Nola St., just northwest of Chicago and Olive avenues – destroyed the home, two cars, and all […]

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BREAKING: Body found inside car behind Valle Vista shopping center

UPDATED: Sunday, May 19, 3:40 p.m. VALLE VISTA — Sheriff’s officials have confirmed that a “suspicious death” investigation is underway in Valle Vista, after a man’s body was found in a sedan parked behind a Stater Bros and Dollar Tree, northeast of E. Florida and New Chicago avenues and west of Ramona Expressway. According to witnesses at the scene, the […]

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Valle Vista home heavily damaged by fire

VALLE VISTA — Although firefighters managed to quickly knock down a Valle Vista residential structure fire the home sustained heavy fire and smoke damage early yesterday evening, Thursday, April 11. The blaze, which displaced the family living at the home, erupted on the 44000 block of Orpington Ave., , northwest of Florida and Palm avenues. LEADING THE HEMET HEADLINES: Valle […]

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Valle Vista probation sweep nets multiple arrests

VALLE VISTA — Numerous probationers were arrested this afternoon, Thursday, April 11, after deputies and special team members conducted a coordinated probation sweep throughout the Valle Vista area, east of Hemet. LEADING THE HEMET HEADLINES: Shots fired send officers scrambling into Hemet neighborhood UPDATE: Hemet man, 27, identified after fatal Hwy 74 crash Many questions remain after Hemet dog fatally […]

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Hemet homes evac’d after search yields explosive device

HEMET — A neighborhood was evacuated and a felon – who was out of jail on bail for previous charges – was arrested again, Friday, March 22, after a probation compliance check uncovered a suspected improvised explosive device. Sheriff’s bomb squad members later detonated the device, which officials later described as a pipe bomb. Yesterday’s incident happened in the 44000 […]

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Christmas eve kitchen fire displaces two

VALLE VISTA — A Valle Vista resident was hospitalized with minor injuries after a kitchen fire broke out at a home east of Hemet, Christmas eve, Dec. 24. Monday night’s fire happened in the area of Chicago and Olive avenues and displaced two adults and a dog. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Retired Marine engages Temecula home burglars in fierce gun […]

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Officials investigating Valle Vista homicide after man’s body found in driveway of vacant home

VALLE VISTA — Officials say they are investigating a homicide after the body of a man was found on the driveway of a vacant Valle Vista residence, Tuesday, Aug. 28. The discovery led officials to a home on nearby D. St., and officials spent much of yesterday morning and afternoon between the two locations, which are within short walking distance of […]

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UPDATED: VALLE VISTA: Officials ID 58-year-old pedestrian killed while crossing Hwy 74

UPDATE: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. VALLE VISTA — Officials have identified a man who died after he was hit by a pickup truck while crossing busy Highway 74, also known as Florida Avenue, in Valle Vista last Sunday night. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials identified Antonio Ramirez, 58, of Hemet as the victim who died in the accident. According to a Coroner’s […]

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