Hemet adds two new police officers to growing force

Hemet adds two new police officers to growing force

The two newest police officers to the Hemet Police Department were sworn into service, Oct. 5 by Chief David Brown at the Hemet City Council chambers. Juan Sanchez is a retired Los Angeles Police Department sergeant with 30 years’ experience and Gerardo Ortiz is a former San Diego City police officer; both are highly experienced […]

Man accused of leading sheriff’s deputies on chase from San Jacinto to Hemet, pulling gun on them is charged

Man accused of leading sheriff’s deputies on chase from San Jacinto to Hemet, pulling gun on them is charged

A parolee accused of leading sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit from San Jacinto to Hemet and pulling a gun on them at the end of the chase, prompting them to open fire and wound him, was charged today with attempted murder and other felonies. Juan Francisco Inzunza, 37, was arrested Sunday after the deputy-involved shooting […]

Woman killed in crash with parked bus outside Hemet is identified

A 37-year-old woman who was killed early Sunday just outside Hemet when her SUV went airborne, crashed into a parked bus and caught fire was identified as Kristine Salyer of Hemet, coroner’s officials said. Salyer was driving northbound on Chicago Avenue in her 2001 Dodge Durango at speeds “well in excess” of the 45 mph […]

Florida Avenue median landscaping decision postponed by Hemet City Council

Even after weeks of negotiations with Caltrans concerning the planned raised median strip project on Florida Avenue, the Hemet City Council still is not satisfied with the landscaping agreement as submitted. Questions arose on the proposed landscaping agreement by councilmembers during the Sept. 26 council meeting of who should have the responsibility of maintaining the […]

Board approves formation of pest control district

Board approves formation of pest control district

RIVERSIDE – A pest control district will be established in the Hemet area to defend against the invasive Asian citrus psyllid, under action taken Tuesday, Sept. 26, by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Citrus Pest Control District No. 3 will enable commercial growers to develop strategies and procure pest control services to protect their […]