HEMET: Police nab brazen, day-time, rooftop school burglars

HEMET: Police nab brazen, day-time, rooftop school burglars

HEMET — Several juveniles were apprehended after a sharp-eyed resident spotted them breaking into Harmony Elementary School Thursday, June 29. The school is located at 1500 S. Cawston Avenue in Hemet. The witness, who called 911 about 4:30 p.m., reported seeing three to five Black, male juveniles on the roof of the school, which is […]

“Operation Valley Vigilance” sweeps through valley, nets 47 arrests, 77 weapons, narcotics

“Operation Valley Vigilance” sweeps through valley, nets 47 arrests, 77 weapons, narcotics

UPDATED: Thursday, June 29, 2:45 p.m. (See 50 photos and videos below) HEMET — Officials from numerous agencies participated in a press conference this afternoon, during which they provided information about this morning’s valley-wide arrest and warrant sweeps, which were part of “a seven-month, major criminal investigation,” according to officials. During the press conference officials […]

HEMET: Man, 57, crossing Florida Ave. in motorized wheelchair fatally struck

HEMET: Man, 57, crossing Florida Ave. in motorized wheelchair fatally struck

HEMET — A man crossing busy Florida Avenue in a motorized wheelchair was fatally stuck by a car late last night. The deadly accident happened on Florida Avenue between Franklin and Buena Vista Streets in Hemet. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials later identified the victim as 57-year-old, Hemet resident, Richard Tufts. A coroner’s release indicated Tufts died about one and […]

RIVERSIDE: Huge fire, explosions from homeless encampment, hinder firefighters efforts

RIVERSIDE: Huge fire, explosions from homeless encampment, hinder firefighters efforts

RIVERSIDE — Several explosions heard coming from what was reported as a vegetation fire turned out to be a homeless encampment burning, Tuesday night, June 27. Several loud explosions reported both before and after firefighters arrival slowed firefighters progress; but didn’t keep them from successfully knocking down the blaze. The fire was reported shortly before 10 […]

RIVERSIDE: Officer’s seek help after girl sexually assaulted by dumpsters behind church

RIVERSIDE: Officer’s seek help after girl sexually assaulted by dumpsters behind church

RIVERSIDE — City of Riverside police officials are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a man they say sexually assaulted a girl inside a concrete enclosed dumpster area in a parking lot behind a church. The incident happened Sunday, June 25, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 5900 Grand Avenue in Riverside. Riverside police […]

UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Hundreds of firefighters bring 6,300 acre “Manzanita” blaze under control

UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Hundreds of firefighters bring 6,300 acre “Manzanita” blaze under control

UPDATE Friday, June 30, 6 p.m. HEMET — The “Manzanita Fire,” which began burning Monday, June 26 and continued burning for several days has finally been brought under control and firefighters have reported 100% containment on the stubborn fire that began after a vehicle lost control while being driven on SR-79 Lamb Canyon and careened […]

UPDATE: HEMET: Teen brothers, 14 and 16, stabbed by older brother, survive harrowing ordeal

UPDATE: HEMET: Teen brothers, 14 and 16, stabbed by older brother, survive harrowing ordeal

UPDATE: Tuesday, June 27 1:45 a.m. HEMET —  Two teenage brothers, ages 14 and 16, who were both stabbed by their 19-year-old brother are expected to survive and fully recover from their injuries, according to police officials. The 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck and his 16-year-old brother was stabbed in the shoulder. The incident happened on the 300 […]

MURRIETA: Deputy, two others injured in 2-vehicle wreck

MURRIETA: Deputy, two others injured in 2-vehicle wreck

MURRIETA — Three people, including a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy were hospitalized when a patrol vehicle was involved in a two-vehicle traffic collision Saturday evening, June 24. The wreck happened at the intersection of Winchester Road and Robert Trent Jones Parkway. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident at 11:20 p.m. When they arrived, medical […]