CRIME BRIEFS – May 25, 2017

HUSD employee involved in collision

A Hemet Unified School District employee was struck and injured by a person who ran a red light on Monday, May 22. The 51-year-old man was thrown from an Ez-Go golf cart when he was crossing Bulldog Way at Stetson Avenue, according to officials.
The injured man, identified as Michael Delgado, was transported to Hemet Valley Hospital with “non-life threatening injuries,” said Darren Meyer, CHP public information officer in a written press release after the accident, as published by Riverside County News Source.
During the investigation, officers determined Delgado was driving the golf cart northbound on Bulldog Way approaching Stetson Avenue when he stopped for a red light. Delgado reportedly waited at the south side of the intersection for the traffic light to turn green so he could proceed legally across the intersection.
As he was crossing the intersection, William Bucher, a 23-year-old Hemet resident, “was driving a 2016 Ford Focus westbound on Stetson Ave. at approximately 30 mph,” and failed to stop for the red light, said Meyer.
The front of Bucher’s Ford collided with the right side of the golf cart, “causing Delgado to be ejected onto the roadway,” said Meyer.
Bucher was not injured in the collision and reportedly remained at the scene, and was cooperating with the officer’s investigation.
Drug and/or alcohol intoxication were ruled out as contributing factors in the incident, according to Meyer.
No further updates have been provided regarding the nature and extent of Delgado’s injuries.
Anyone with information about this investigation or who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact CHP officials at (951) 769-2000. Callers can remain anonymous.


Man allegedly chokes mother, fights with deputies, during violent Mother’s Day incident

A woman was assaulted and her 30-year-old son was arrested after the man allegedly attacked and choked his mother Sunday, May 14 according to Riverside County News Source.
The Mother’s Day assault happened at the Rancho De Anza Mobile Home Park on the 43000 block of Highway 74 in Valle Vista. After an investigation, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station arrested David Lee Brown of Hemet and booked him into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
Deputies received a 911 call reporting a physical confrontation between a mother and son. When deputies arrived shortly before 11 a.m., Brown reportedly became highly agitated and began fighting with deputies at the scene, who put out an emergency call for assistance.
Before City of Hemet officers arrived, deputies at the scene subdued and detained Brown. A neighbor at the scene, who declined to be identified, later said Brown suffers from mental stability issues and that he has become physical with his mother in the past.
An online jail records search revealed Brown was booked on suspicion of battery on a peace officer and is being held on $10,000 bail. It was not known if additional charges related to the originally reported battery would be added to Brown’s charges or if those allegations were unfounded. He was arraigned at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta on May 17.

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