Hemet Police, Valley Restart reunite homeless woman with lost family

Living on the streets was a way of life for North Carolina woman stranded in the Valley for years Photo by City of Hemet Police DepartmentCarrying little more than a giant coffee mug and a plastic bag with her personal belongings, Ladonna waves goodbye to Hemet for the last time before boarding a bus for the 53-hour trip home to North Carolina. ■ Lt. Eric Dickson / Contributed Editor’s Note: The following story of hope and success is an example of one of the newer approaches that the Hemet Police Department is taking in 2018 to help restore the city to the clean, safe community for which it has been known

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