HEMET: City’s Crime Suppression Team now enjoying Weston Park, “so families can do the same”

HEMET: City’s Crime Suppression Team now enjoying Weston Park, “so families can do the same”

HEMET — The City of Hemet features nine City Parks; including Gibbel, Mary Henley, Simpson, Cawston Community, Weston, Dave Oltman, Spencer, Brubaker and Griffith Way Community Park. A number of other community, regional and county maintained parks can also be enjoyed in and around the city. Unfortunately, some of those parks have become more well […]

2 Hemet residents, arrested in Murrieta, suspected of stealing musical equipment in Escondido

2 Hemet residents, arrested in Murrieta, suspected of stealing musical equipment in Escondido

Murrieta police on Sunday, Oct. 29, arrested two people who they say were caught alongside numerous pieces of stolen musical equipment. Pedro Sanchez, 41, and Emily Renee Craven, 23, both of Hemet were arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property and possessing burglary tools, among other counts. Sanchez was booked into the Cois M. Byrd […]

Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup truck in Hemet

Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup truck in Hemet

A man was killed Tuesday night, Oct. 31, as he crossed a roadway in Hemet and was struck by a pickup truck, officials said. The incident happened shortly after 9 p.m. in the area of Lyon and Florida avenues. The man was walking across Lyon Avenue when he was struck by the 2005 Dodge pickup […]

Domestic violence call leads to officer involved shooting

HEMET – On Saturday, Oct. 28, at approximately 6:29 p.m., Hemet police officers responded to a domestic violence call at a retail shopping center, in the 3500 block of West Florida Avenue. Upon arrival officers observed a male subject, who was involved in the incident, brandishing a knife. The subject refused to drop the knife […]

Hemet program will fast-track concealed handgun permits

Hemet program will fast-track concealed handgun permits

A Hemet police program to fast-track the processing of concealed handgun permits began today under the direction of Chief Dave Brown, who said it was important to give residents a “fair and timely” alternative to a Riverside County sheriff’s program in which permits can take well over a year to process. The Hemet Police Department’s […]

Hemet Police chief reports Measure U sales tax helping Hemet Police Department reduce city’s violent crimes

Hemet Police chief reports Measure U sales tax helping Hemet Police Department reduce city’s violent crimes

Violent crimes in the city of Hemet are down from 2016 with some reduction in property crime, partially due to new police department hires and equipment made possible through Measure U funding, Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown said. Brown, appearing before the Hemet City Council during a workshop Tuesday, Oct. 10, showed that the new […]