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Hemet man resists arrest, fractures officer hand

HPDMoses Delgado, 25. ■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed On Saturday, Sept. 22, Hemet Police responded to the Sunburst Mobile Home Park just after 5:30 p.m. regarding a man armed with a knife and wanting to kill himself. When apprehended by police, the Hemet man caused abrasions and a fractured hand to officers. When officers first arrived, they located 25 year-old Delgado inside a bedroom. A male victim was on the floor near the suspect. The male victim had multiple stab wounds to his torso. Delgado was on top of a second victim, a female, when HPD encountered the scene. He was in the midst of attempting to cut the female’s (more…)
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Hemet Fire acquires additional unit

■ Hemet Fire Department / Contributed The City of Hemet Fire Department continues to make significant strides in improving its Emergency Fire and EMS response services. On Oct 1, “Medic 1” was placed into service. Medic 1, staffed with firefighter-paramedics will provide for additional emergency response capacity in the City of Hemet. The unit is a smaller squad vehicle type, staffed with two highly qualified firefighters trained in Basic and Advanced Life Support. A total of six firefighter/paramedic positions were recently approved by the City Council as part of the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 budget. According to Fire Chief Scott Brown, “Our operational focus has continued to place emphasis on evolving the (more…)
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18 year-old female arrested following stabbing

<strong>18 year-old female arrested following stabbing</strong>
HPDStephanie Jackson, 18. ■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed A Hemet woman has been arrested after stabbing a 25 year-old man and fleeing the scene last Thursday. On Sept. 27 at about 6:00 p.m., the Hemet Police Communications Center received a call in reference to a stabbing that occurred in the 1100 block of Rosalia Avenue. The caller advised someone had been stabbed and a female was seen running away from the area. Hemet Police Officers responded to the scene and quickly located a male victim. While being treated, the victim confirmed a female had stabbed him. Hemet Police officers searched the area and soon located a female that matched the (more…)
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PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – October 4, 2018

Body found in Hemet Empty Lot A dead body was found in an empty lot Thursday evening, 20 September on the 1100 block of N. State St. in Hemet. Investigating authorities believe the victim died of natural causes and no foul play was suspected, after receiving reports around 8 p.m. of an unresponsive person laying on the ground of an empty lot between Mobile Home Park and Lock Away Storage. Upon arrival, officers found a body on the ground and confirmed the person was dead. Coroner’s officials were called to the scene to help with the investigation which is active and ongoing at this time. Captain Glenn Brock of the Hemet (more…)
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Three people injured but survive violent head-on crash

<strong>Three people injured but survive violent head-on crash</strong>
John Strangis / RMG News and EN MediaHemet firemen use The Jaws of Life to extract three occupants in two vehicles that collided head-on along Domenigoni Parkway west of State Street. ■ John Strangis / Contributed Hemet firefighters extracted three injured but trapped motorists from two vehicles in under 15 minutes following a head-on collision early last week at the intersection of State Street and Domenigoni Parkway. Hemet FD Battalion Chief Kevin Kuhlman noted the efficiency that firefighters displayed at the chaotic scene as first responders swarmed over the crash site where a Volvo station wagon and a Ford Taurus were virtually destroyed. Following numerous 911 calls from passersby, police, sheriff, (more…)
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Officer assaulted by San Jacinto students

■ Chronicle News Staff A San Jacinto High School student was arrested last week for investigation of attacking a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy working as a school resource officer following an off-campus melee that involved dozens of unruly students. The event was captured on video by numerous passers-by, who then posted several videos on social media. After the students disarmed the officer of his baton, and while he was down on the ground with the student on top of him, a Good Samaritan reportedly stepped in to help the officer. The teen who turned on the officer at one point tried to flee, but the deputy ran after him and arrested (more…)
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Colleague helps worker cheat death

■ Robin Underwood / Contributed A local workman at Skyline Homes survived an electrical shock that could have been far more serious. The workman, whose name was not released, survived an event most would not, according to first responders. The accident happened at Skyline Homes in San Jacinto, a business that builds modular and manufactured homes from the ground up. According to witnesses, two employees were working atop a roof on a home under construction. While applying finishing touches to the highest point of the home’s roof, one of the workers reached up overhead from a squatting position to help himself up. He was positioned just under the warehouse ceiling that (more…)
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PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – September 27, 2018

Emergency Services Coordinator Kathleen Henderson, Hemet Fire Department FEMA Alert Please note that the IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) has been postponed by FEMA to Oct. 3, 2018 at 11:18 a.m. PST. This is due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. If you have questions about the test, visit fema.gov/emergency-alert. Bicyclist Injured in Collision According to a Hemet Police Department press release, on Monday, September 17th, 2018, at about 6:40 AM, Hemet Police Officers were called to the scene of an injury traffic collision involving a bicycle and a sport utility vehicle which occurred on Florida Ave. near Palm Ave., in (more…)
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Hemet Police target abandoned vehicles

■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed The Hemet Police Department is launching a new program designed to address inoperable vehicles left abandoned on city streets. Informally titled “Operation Eyesore,” the plan outlines a strategy to remove blight caused by inoperable, abandoned, or unregistered vehicles. Every week, staff from the department’s traffic bureau will direct their efforts to locating abandoned vehicles within the city, and enforcing the various parking laws outlined in the Hemet Municipal Code and the California Vehicle Code. The program will include issuing warning notices asking the owner to move their vehicle, issuing parking citations and the removal of vehicles that are clearly abandoned. Officers will systematically patrol all (more…)
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Bicyclist injured in collision on Florida Ave

■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed A cyclist was hit by a car and critically injured in the early hours of Sept. 17 off of Florida Avenue in Hemet. At about 6:40 a.m. on Monday, Hemet Police officers were called to the scene of an injury traffic collision involving a bicycle and a sport utility vehicle which occurred on Florida Avenue near Palm Avenue. The investigation revealed that the bicyclist, a 65 year-old male resident of Hemet, was riding his bicycle eastbound on Florida Avenue near the south curb. A 20 year-old female resident was also traveling east on Florida Avenue in the number two lane in a Nissan SUV. A (more…)