Firefighters on Saturday contained a 10-acre wildfire burning near a fairly busy intersection in San Jacinto on Saturday, Oct. 14, fire officials said. The fire was reported about 3:17 p.m. in the area of State Street and Ramona Boulevard, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release. Initially the fire was somewhere between […]
Three people were hospitalized today in a vehicle fire that spread to brush on both sides of State Route 74 east of Hemet, prompting highway closures in both directions. As of 2:15 p.m., State Route 74 was only closed to eastbound traffic at the Cranston Fire Station in Valle Vista, according to the California Highway […]
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 […]
One man has been taking into custody following an officer involved shooting in Hemet, police officials have reported. The incident occurred following a police pursuit in the early morning hours Sunday, Oct. 8.
Reviewing the city of San Jacinto’s recent rapid economic and residential growth was Mayor Scott Miller at the annual State of the City address breakfast, sponsored by the San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce, at the Soboba Springs Country Club, Friday, Sept. 22. Touting the city’s recent record-breaking new housing developments, a 480,000-square-foot Indian casino under […]
There was light attendance but high interest at San Jacinto’s latest session of the Downtown San Jacinto Specific Plan and General Plan Healthy Communities Element Community Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the San Jacinto Unified School District. David Barquist, consultant for Kimberly Horn and Associates and hired by the city to prepare a Downtown San […]
The possibility of San Jacinto joining other area cities in forming their own large police department under a Joint Powers Agreement was discussed in a special workshop called by the city council, Sept. 19. The study, started last year, was made by the Matrix Consulting Group on behalf of the nine cities considering the feasibility […]
A bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash at a San Jacinto intersection was identified as a Hemet woman.
The San Jacinto City Council, after almost two hours of discussion, approved allowing eight outdoor and eight indoor marijuana cultivation permits applications based on staff’s recommendations during the Sept. 19 regular city council meeting. The council approval means staff can accept more indoor and outdoor marijuana cultivation permit applications, bringing the number now available from […]
MURRIETA – Jurors today began deliberating the fate of a San Jacinto gang member accused of fatally shooting three men and trying to kill another because of their affiliations. Raymond Alex Barrera, 27, could face the death penalty if convicted of three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of lying in wait, […]