PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – March 22, 2018

Nuevo woman killed on Ramona Expressway

A 29-year-old Nuevo woman was killed early Friday, March 16, in a crash in Lakeview that involved a dairy big-rig, according to the Riverside County News Source.
The collision happened at about 4:10 a.m. in the area of the Ramona Expressway and Bridge Street south of Mystic Lake, according to Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department.
The driver of the Toyota Prius, identified as Amanda Guzman, reportedly plowed into the back of the eastbound dairy truck, according to news reports. Guzman reportedly died at the scene about 20 minutes after the crash, according to authorities. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Guzman was reported to be a mother and was well liked and respected among her friends and colleagues in the valley. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with burial expenses. The location of the accident on the Ramona Expressway has been the scene of numerous crashes in or near the area, according to travelers reporting online.


San Jacinto man arrested in Hemet after police pursuit

A man who led Hemet police on a chase through congested neighborhoods has been caught and jailed, according to police.
Hemet Police Department – Region 3 Gang Task Force on Thursday, March 15, at approximately 3:30 p.m., members of the Hemet Gang Task Force attempted to stop a recklessly driven vehicle in the 600 block of N. State Street in Hemet. The pursuit traveled into San Jacinto and then back into Hemet lasting for only a few minutes before the driver, Esai German Corona, 21, of San Jacinto, abandoned the vehicle in the 900 block of Roxanne Drive, police said. He then attempted to evade officers on foot, according to officers. Corona attempted to hide under a vehicle in a local business, Contreras Auto Electric, in the 900 block of N. State Street before being apprehended, they said.
Corona was taken into custody with the assistance of Gang Impact Team personnel and Hemet Police Department officers.
At the conclusion of the incident, a member of the district attorney’s office assigned to the Gang Impact Team was injured or suffered respiratory distress and was transported to a local hospital.
Meanwhile, Corona was charged with evasion, evasion by driving on the opposite side of the road, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools, and resisting an officer causing serious bodily injury.


Don’t dump large items on the street–call CR&R

Residents face possible arrest for dumping items on the street, when a phone call to CR&R would take care of the matter–for free!
Hemet police are trying to be a positive force in the community this year and have made it one of the department’s goals. The department is working to make every neighborhood in Hemet clean and safe. However, some areas lack pride and ownership.
The department’s ROCS Team and the city’s Public Works employees spend a great deal of their time just picking up illegally dumped items. Shame on those who practice this illegal behavior, say team members.
Residents are asked to instead of dumping large items on the street simply call CR&R. It’s free! If you get the urge to dump an old couch in a vacant lot or toss a mattress on the sidewalk, stop! You might get arrested for illegal dumping. Instead, pick up the phone and call the local waste collection company CR&R, 800-755-8112.

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