HEMET: Man suspected of causing DUI crash identified

HEMET – A 36-year-old man suspected of driving under the influence and causing a head-on crash that killed him and injured two others was identified today. The crash occurred at 4:37 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Sanderson and Acacia avenues, said Sgt. Dan Reinbolt of the Hemet Police Department. Investigators determined that a Honda […]

HEMET: One killed in suspected DUI crash

HEMET: One killed in suspected DUI crash

HEMET – A head-on collision at a Hemet intersection involving a motorist suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol killed one person and injured two others, police said today. The crash occurred at 4:37 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Sanderson and Acacia avenues, said Sgt. Dan Reinbolt of the Hemet Police […]

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 […]

HEMET: Suspect in killing of 4-year-old pleads not guilty

BANNING – A Hemet man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 4-year- old son pleaded not guilty Thursday to assault on a child resulting in death. Derwin Keith Vining, 27, was arrested on June 21 following an investigation into the death of Aamar Wade Burleson two days earlier. Vining was arraigned before Riverside County Superior Court […]

“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 […]

Compensation for county officials released

RIVERSIDE – The top 10 highest paid officials in Riverside County government last year were mainly in healthcare, though several county executives also made the list, according to data published Tuesday by the California State Controller’s Office. State Controller Betty Yee released the 2016 “Government Compensation in California” report to show how taxpayer funds were […]

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 […]