A robbery suspect accused of breaking into a home and assaulting a pair of residents in their 70s in Hemet on Tuesday, Feb. 13, may have gotten more than what he bargained for when those residents armed themselves and shot him, Hemet police officials say. Dechawn Wallace, 27, was arrested on suspicion of home invasion […]
The Hemet Police Department will be using a $130,000 grant to try to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries in the city, officials said. The grant, provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long program, will go toward such things as DUI saturation patrols; bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement; distracted driving enforcement; […]
Hemet’s interim city manager on Thursday, Nov. 9, announced that Deputy Chief Robb Webb will assume the role of police chief, filling a vacancy left by Chief Dave Brown. “It became very apparent during my short tenure with the City that the Police Department has an outstanding reputation and a great leadership team in place,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
The virtues of providing Hemet Police officers an assigned patrol vehicle that they may keep at home when off duty was explained to the Hemet City Council May 9 by Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown. The council after hearing the report approved the purchase of a new fleet of 19 fully equipped police cars for […]
“We are declaring a War on Crime,” announced Hemet Mayor Linda Krupa in a large public gathering at Hemet’s crime plagued Weston Park April 8.
Hemet Police Chief David Brown, giving a crime and safety report to the city council, focused his attention on the efforts of his detectives to solve recent homicides following earlier public comments that were somewhat critical of the ongoing investigations. The report was given by the chief during the regular council meeting March 14. Two […]
The motorist who struck and killed a 66-year-old man at a Hemet intersection remained at large today.