Man leads police chase from Menifee to Hemet

<strong>Man leads police chase from Menifee to Hemet</strong>
Eddie George / Hemet Eye NewsA fugitive, 30 year-old Johnny Ray Autry Jr., was arrested after leading officials on a dangerous pursuit from Menifee to Hemet where he fled on foot after crashing into two cars and a fence. ■ By Taj Shorter / Metro Editor A man was arrested after leading Menifee police on a reckless pursuit into Hemet on Mar. 10. Last Sunday, a Menifee Police Department deputy attempted to stop a white Honda that had ran a red light. After checking the plates, the deputy found out the car was reported stolen. The driver, Johnny Ray Autry Jr., 30, failed to yield to the deputy and began driving (more…)

Surprise! Snow blankets the region

<strong>Surprise! Snow blankets the region</strong>
A ‘California miracle’ blesses the San Jacinto Valley Dolly Baxter/The Valley ChronicleOur very own staff member, Dolly Baxter, was driving through San Jacinto when she noticed a considerable amount of snow from her car window. Hemet experienced more hail than snow, however. ■ By Taj Shorter / Metro Editor Despite the fact that spring will soon be around the corner, the San Jacinto Valley was treated with a frosty surprise last week that hardly ever graces the likes of Southern California. If it were around the holidays, some might refer to it as a “Christmas miracle.” However, since we’re far from the days of gift-giving and family gatherings, we can only (more…)