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PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – December 21, 2017

Compliance Checks / Saturation Patrol On December 14, 2017, the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force conducted probation/parole compliance checks and saturation patrol throughout the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa and surrounding unincorporated communities. A total of twenty-one searches were conducted and five adults were arrested and cited for misdemeanor charges, then released with a notice to appear in court. The following subjects were arrested and booked at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility for the listed charges. In addition, the operation revealed additional evidence into other investigations in which several future arrests are anticipated. If you have any information related to this operation, you can contact Deputy Probation Officer Ellingwood (more…)
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PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – December 14th, 2017

<strong>PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – December 14th, 2017</strong>
Cops arrest nine suspects, confiscate drugs, weapons, stolen IDs Among the contraband police seized were drugs, guns, and cash. Photos courtesy of San Jacinto Police DepartmentPolice recovered guns, knives, and stolen ID tags. In a series of raids last week across Riverside County, local, county, and federal law enforcement agencies executed 92 searches, arrested nine people, and confiscated a collection of weapons and guns, authorities reported. The raids were conducted by a broad array of agencies, including the San Jacinto Police Department in conjunction with the Post-Release Accountability and Corrections Team (PACT), who conducted compliance checks on individuals who are under Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS), as well as on people (more…)
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Alleged child abuser rejects plea bargain

A■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter t a hearing in Banning Courthouse on Nov. 27, accused child abuser, 24-year-old Jonathon Montgomery rejected a 30-day plea agreement offered by the Riverside District Attorney’s office. According to information from the District Attorney’s office in Riverside as well as a source in the courtroom during the hearing, the defendant decided to opt for a hearing before the presiding judge. The case was continued until Dec. 14 in Department B-201 at 8:30 a.m. (more…)
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PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – November 30, 2017

Thanksgiving Day assault at San Jacinto Walmart A couple was assaulted with a baseball bat near the sporting goods section at the San Jacinto Walmart Supercenter at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 23 by an allegedly homeless man. While no official details have been released, several witnesses stated that the suspect was allegedly stealing merchandise and the couple may have reprimanded the man. The suspect, who has not been identified, was tackled and held down on the ground by bystanders and employees until police arrived. Both the man and the woman who were attacked were admitted to a trauma center for surgery. The alleged attacker was arrested. According to community reporter (more…)
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Hemet man accused of multiple child abuse charges

■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter On March 30, 2017 Jonathan Trevor Montgomery, age 24, was arrested by Hemet Police on suspicion of two violations of the penal code: inflicting injury on a child, and abuse/endangerment of a child/willfully harm child. Montgomery pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Riverside County District Attorney entered the case on Aug. 25. A trial settlement conference was set for Oct. 11 at the Banning Justice Center, Department B201. On Nov. 7 a trial readiness conference was continued to Nov. 27. The District Attorney’s office in Banning declined to comment on the case other than to say, “We will go to trial on Nov. (more…)
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PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – November 22, 2017

ROCS Team helps homeless veteran find housing One of the primary duties of the Hemet Police Department’s ROCS (Restoring Our Community Strategy) team is to respond to and help develop solutions for Hemet’s homeless population and related vagrancy issues. ROCS officers recently made contact with a person in the 1200 block of S. Cawston Ave. and determined he was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army. ROCS detectives were able to find available housing for the veteran. If you know of or come into contact with a homeless veteran of our armed services, help is available. This is the fourth homeless veteran for which ROCS officers have been able to (more…)
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PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – November 9, 2017

Hemet pedestrian killed in traffic collision Hemet Police Officers responded to a traffic collision near the intersection of Lyon and Florida avenues in the city of Hemet on Halloween evening around 9 p.m. Officers arrived on scene and discovered a 2005 Dodge pickup truck had collided with a pedestrian in the 100 block of S. Lyon Avenue. The pedestrian was seriously injured and was transported by ambulance to a local trauma center where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured and remained on scene where he cooperated with investigators. The pedestrian was identified by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office as Robert Orrell, 53, of (more…)
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CRIME REPORTS – November 9, 2017

HEMET Mon. Oct. 30 Public Intoxication, 1400 Block Dusty Hill Rd. Theft of Vehicle, 2000 Block Acacia Av. Theft of Vehicle, 500 Block Fruitvale Av. Theft, 5000 Block Florida Av. Theft of Vehicle, 3200 Block Sherry Dr. Property Crime, 200 Block Florida Av. Theft of Vehicle, 1400 Block Whittier Av. Theft of Vehicle, 1100 Block Devonshire Av. Theft, 800 Block Florida Av. Assault, 500 Block Buena Vista St. Property Crime, 1100 Block Sanderson Av. Robbery, 3200 Block Florida Av. Tues. Oct. 31 Property Crime, 2200 Block Florida Av. Property Crime, 200 Block Juanita St. Property Crime, 500 Block Florida Av. Theft from Vehicle, 1300 Block Seven Hills Dr. Assault, 1400 Block (more…)
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PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – October 26, 2017

Domestic violence sweep nets 11 in Hemet The Hemet Police Department participated in the 15th annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail on Oct. 19, is a nationwide sweep involving law enforcement agencies from across the United States. The goal of the sweep is to serve outstanding family violence warrants and to demonstrate to offenders that they will be held accountable for their actions. This year, the Hemet Police Department teamed up with the Riverside County Probation Department to attempt service of 37 outstanding family violence warrants. The teams were able to locate and arrest 11 of their suspects – one of them following a short vehicle pursuit that wound through portions (more…)
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CRIME REPORTS – October 26, 2017

HEMET Mon. Oct. 16 Breaking & Entering, 600 Block Oakland Av. Theft from Vehicle, 3200 Block Tumbleweed Rd. Property Crime, 400 Block Carmalita St. Property Crime, 3200 Block Florida Av. Property Crime, 100 Block Taylor St. Theft of Vehicle, 600 Block Stetson Av. Robbery, 300 Block State St. Theft of Vehicle, 3300 Block Florida Av. Theft, 400 Block Stetson Av. Property Crime, 1100 Block Sanderson Av. Tues. Oct. 17 Theft of Vehicle, 1200 Block Sanderson Av. Theft, 1000 Block Gilbert St. Property Crime, 300 Block Stetson Av. Property Crime, 3100 Block Florida Av. Drugs, 100 Block Stetson Av. Breaking & Entering, 1000 Block Merrill Cir. Theft, 1400 Block Brentwood Way Theft, (more…)