Police Conduct Pedestrian Enforcement

<strong>Police Conduct  Pedestrian Enforcement</strong>
Photos by HPDCommunity Service Officer Jennifer Dabney hands out free Slurpee’s. ■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed On Sept. 6, the Hemet Police Department conducted a pedestrian education and enforcement operation as part of their Pedestrian Safety Campaign; a program designed to raise public awareness about pedestrian safety. The operation began at noon last Thursday on the west end of Florida Avenue, near Sanderson Avenue. Officers placed a digital sign board on the roadside alerting drivers that September is California Pedestrian Safety month, and warning pedestrians to use the nearby crosswalks. Officers placed a digital sign board on the roadside alerting drivers that September is California Pedestrian Safety month. Motorcycle officers (more…)

PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – September 13th, 2018

<strong>PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – September 13th, 2018</strong>
Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force HPD / RCAHTDaniel Simpson. HPD / RCAHTRodrick Morris. In January of 2018, the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT), working in cooperation with the Hemet Police Department, recovered two females involved in commercial sex trafficking along the corridor of W. Florida Avenue in the city of Hemet. At that time, one suspect, identified as Marvonte Dolberry, was taken into custody and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for violations of pimping, pandering, human trafficking of a minor, oral copulation and unlawful sexual intercourse. Dolberry has remained in Sheriff’s custody since the time of his arrest. Since January, the RCAHT Task Force has (more…)

Bomb squad responds to suspicious activity at DMV

<strong>Bomb squad responds to suspicious activity at DMV</strong>
Will Whelan/Hemet Valley IncidentsA bomb disposal robot was on scene at the DMV ready to do some X-Rays of a potential threat. ■ Chronicle News Staff Last Saturday, a man suspiciously placed two fire extinguishers inside the Hemet DMV office prompting a bomb squad to respond and evacuate the building. Hemet Police and Fire Departments were dispatched by a call from the Hemet DMV after a man walked into the office and left behind two fire extinguishers on Sept. 1. It is unknown whether or not the man made any threats or spoke to anyone in particular before he walked away. It is also unclear what was considered suspicious – the (more…)

Fatal paragliding incident on Labor Day

■ Chronicle News Staff On Monday, a person died while paragliding at the Soboba Paragliding and Speed Flying in San Jacinto. During the Labor Day holiday, a paragliding adventure turned deadly within the 900 block of Soboba Road. Riverside County Fire was initially dispatched to the scene to aid someone who had been injured at the Soboba Paragliding and Speed Flying. 25 firefighters responded just after 10 a.m. and hiked up the mountain to rescue the victim. Officials located the person who was in critical condition and immediately began performing lifesaving measures. Despite paramedic efforts, the victim succumbed to their injuries and died at the scene. The body was airlifted from (more…)

PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – September 6th, 2018

Homicide On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, deputies from Hemet Station responded to a call of a deceased male found on the driveway of a vacant residence on the 25000 block of 4th Street, Valle Vista. Based on evidence at the scene, investigators from Hemet Station and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. This investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to family. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Paz at 951-955-2777, or Hemet Station Investigator Roy at 951-791-3400. Advancements in Training & (more…)

Man hides from deputies after stabbing

<strong>Man hides from deputies after stabbing</strong>
riversidesherriff.orgJeremy Greene, 23 ■ Riverside County Sheriff Department A man from Oceanside hid from Hemet authorities for two days after stabbing someone and fleeing the scene. On the evening of Aug. 21, deputies from the Hemet Sheriff’s station responded to the 26000 block of State Highway 243, in an unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Idyllwild, after a report of an assault with a deadly weapon around 8:30 p.m. When deputies arrived on scene they located a victim that was suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a nearby area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect had fled the scene and deputies canvassed the area, but (more…)

Hemet man crushed between two vehicles

Victim was working on his truck when it lurched forward ■ Chronicle News Staff A 58-year old Hemet man was killed Monday, Aug. 27, when the car he was working on unexpectedly lurched forward and crushed him. The Riverside County Coroner identified the victim as Carlos Garcia. Hemet Police Dispatch Center began receiving various 911 calls reporting a traffic collision in the area of San Jacinto Street and Central Avenue a little after 5 p.m. When responding Hemet Police officers arrived at the scene, they found Garcia on the ground between two vehicles in front of a residence in the 300 block of South San Jacinto Street. Garcia was not breathing (more…)

PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – August 30, 2018

Homeless Outreach Team Volunteers About this Group: We wish to grow and make a difference in helping the community. Please make the commitment to be as active in HOT Team participation as your schedule will allow before deciding to join the group. Our ability to expand and improve in what we are doing is greatly enhanced by increasing the activities we currently have in place, as well as developing future activities. Some of our current needs are: Business Outreach Volunteers: Team members are needed to visit local businesses and conduct surveys to determine what problems are being encountered by businesses related to panhandling and transient issues, identifying what the businesses have (more…)

Hemet Police introduces online local crime map

<strong>Hemet Police introduces online local crime map</strong>
Photo by HPDThe Community Crime Map is readily available online for residents to access the latest updates on criminal activity in their local area. ■ Hemet Police Department The Hemet Police Department and LexisNexis Risk Solutions, recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in the City of Hemet. The Hemet Police Department now has an online crime map called Community Crime Map at the website which maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Hemet citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Hemet Police to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur. Hemet citizens can now view a map and (more…)

Hemet Harmonizer dies in bizarre collision

<strong>Hemet Harmonizer dies in bizarre collision</strong>
Joe Perry identified as second driver in fatal Winchester crash Courtesy of the Perry family and Jim RobinsonJoe Perry, second from right, a longtime barbershop quartet singer, here entertains a group of awestruck young people in an early photo from his family’s collection. ■ Chronicle News Staff The Hemet man who was one of two people killed July 24 in a head-on collision on Domenigoni Parkway has been identified as Joseph Perry, 82. Perry reportedly was returning to Hemet after leaving his daughter’s home in Temecula shortly before 9 p.m. when his eastbound 2000 Saturn Ion suddenly veered across the center dirt divider and stuck a westbound Toyota Corolla driven by (more…)