■ By Halima Haider / Reporter
Hemet women arrested for attempted murder, assault with deadly weapon
On the evening of Monday, Dec. 26, a handgun was uncovered at a crime scene in Moreno Valley after Moreno Valley Police responded to a shooting in the 22000 block of Adrienne Avenue. A 26 year-old man was allegedly attacked by three women, officials say. Two of the women were from Hemet.
The man was allegedly assaulted with a baseball bat and had shots fired at him with a handgun. The man did not suffer gunshot wounds, and was taken to a hospital nearby for other injuries related to the incident.
Tonette Gibson, 47, of Hemet, and Tamera Gibson, 36, of Lemon Grove, were arrested at the scene for attempted murder, booked at Robert Presley Detention Center, and are being held on $100,000 bail. Sequoia Pratt, 27, of Hemet was also arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and violating a domestic violence restraining order. Her bail is $25,000.
Contact Officer Dave Komins at (951) 486-6700 or by email at MVPD@moval.org with information. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.
Driver fleeing rom HPD causes 7-car pileup
On Dec. 22 around 5 p.m., a man in a speeding Pontiac Grand Prix struck several vehicles in San Jacinto, plowing through an intersection on State Street and Cottonwood Avenue, causing a seven-car pileup. State Street was closed off for about two hours during the police investigation. The man allegedly fled from Hemet Police during a crime scene earlier that evening.
The man in connection with the crime and others involved in the collision were reportedly injured. Two people were taken to the hospital for immediate care. San Jacinto Police suspect the man was on drugs. Anyone with information on either incident should contact the appropriate police department.
San Jacinto checkpoint yields 5 arrests
A checkpoint on Esplanade Avenue in San Jacinto on Dec. 17 screened 549 vehicles; five people were arrested. The arrests were made on the grounds of one DUI-drug impaired suspect, one DUI-alcohol suspect, one suspect for illegal drugs, and two unrelated criminal charges. The same night, 18 people were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed, or while suspended or revoked with a total of 22 citations issued.
Christmas Day collision injures two
Two people were injured and taken to a local hospital after a traffic collision on Sunday, Dec. 25 near the Hemet-San Jacinto border on Park Avenue. Riverside County Sheriff, CalFire, American Medical Response and Hemet Police responded to the incident.
San Jacinto drive-by suspects arrested
On Friday, Dec. 23, a shooting involving a fleeing vehicle was reported by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Office in San Jacinto on E. 5th Street and S. Jordan Avenue. After a near 40-minute-long chase through San Jacinto and Hemet, the deputies eventually caught the suspects after deploying spike strips, which disabled the vehicle at a dead-end on N. Sheriff Avenue and E. 1st Street in San Jacinto, where they were taken into police custody. The driver, 18-year-old, Jose Ramirez Jr., was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of felony evading. His bail is $100,000. One of his passengers, 19-year-old Juan Quintos Jr., was booked into the same jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and tampering with serial numbers on a firearm. He is being held without bail. No information was available regarding the third person inside the vehicle.
San Jacinto collision hospitalizes two
CalFire responded to a San Jacinto traffic collision on Dec. 28 at about 3:30 a.m. The collision at the intersection of North Ramona Boulevard and Savory Lane damaged a white Ford F150 pickup and a silver Mercedes-Benz, causing the drivers of each vehicle to be taken to the hospital with serious injuries. It is unclear if the collision was alcohol or drug related.