Hemet man brings knife to gunfight

Subject shot by HPD, arrested, and now out on bail awaiting trial ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter On Oct. 28, 2017, Hemet Police responded at approximately 6:28 p.m. to 3527 W. Florida Ave. (Target shopping center) on a domestic violence call, according to an HPD police report. When officers arrived, the male involved was…

Hemet has a winning vision in sight

After years of empty strategic planning sessions, Hemet may finally have a vision worth promoting ■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor After years of struggling to formulate a strategic plan aimed at economic growth and development, the city seems to have a winner on its hands. It’s utilizing what the city already has to offer…

DUI checkpoint results in San Jacinto

T■ Riverside County Sheriff’s Department he San Jacinto Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/drivers license checkpoint Feb. 4 on Soboba Road from 1:30.–9:30 p.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public, according to police.…

Former HPD cop alleges racism, misconduct

Chief asks public’s patience while department investigates allegations ■ The Valley Chronicle Staff Allegations of racism and misconduct against the Hemet Police Department (HPD) hit the news late last week as the City of Hemet received a complaint from former HPD officer Anthony Kitchen. After one month on the job, Kitchen left the department and…