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450 E. Latham Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543

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Arrest In Homicide Investigation

Arrest In Homicide Investigation

Hemet, Calif. — On Saturday, April 1, 2023, at approximately 10:56 pm, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call of gunshots heard in the 1800 block of W. Devonshire Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult victim suffering from several gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to their injuries. The victim’s name is not being released at this time, pending notification of their family.

The Hemet Police Department’s investigation has led to the arrest of 56-year-old Ronnie Harper of Hemet on Thursday, April 5, for Homicide.

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Officer-Involved Shooting

Hemet, Calif. – On Friday, March 31st, 2023, at approximately 8:47 pm, Officers from the Hemet Police Department responded to the 400 block of north Palm Avenue in the City of Hemet regarding a physical altercation between two people. As the officers arrived, a 46-year-old male involved in the dispute fled in a dark-colored SUV. Officers engaged in a vehicle pursuit of the male, which ended near the intersection of California Avenue and Devonshire Avenue, where an officer-involved shooting occurred.

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Officer-Involved Shooting

On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at approximately 10:09 am, Hemet Police Department Officers were conducting a follow-up investigation in the 800 block of South Harvard Street in the city of Hemet regarding a recent theft.

While searching the backyard of the South Harvard Street residence, officers encountered an armed male in an adjacent backyard.

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Passenger Killed in Traffic Collision

Hemet, Calif. — On Monday, February 6, 2023, at about 3:41 pm, the Hemet Police Dispatch Center began receiving calls about a traffic collision that had just occurred in the intersection of Cawston Ave. and Devonshire Ave. in the City of Hemet. The initial callers reported that two vehicles were involved and that at least two people were unconscious. Hemet Police and Fire Department units immediately responded to the location.

Monterey Park Shooting Suspect

Monterey Park Shooting Suspect

Hemet, Calif. – Monterey Park shooting suspect Huu Can Tran had a residence in the 5000 block of W. Florida Avenue in Hemet. The lead agency in this investigation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant on his residence.

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Officer-Involved Shooting

A Hemet Police Department Officer was involved in an officer-involved shooting on Sunday, November 20, 2022.Independent investigators from the Riverside County Force Investigation Division, as well as those from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and the Hemet Police Department, responded to start their investigations. These investigations are just beginning, and the scene is still active as of this release.

first annual autism acceptance and resource fair

Join us in our first ever Autism Acceptance and Resource Fair on Saturday, April 27th from 1:00PM-5:00PM at 200 N. Harvard Street (rear of the Hemet Public Library). This is a free-community event in support of Autism Acceptance, and helping the community find local resources. This event will include demonstrations, sensory activities, crafts, vendors, resources and prizes.

2 Arrested 12 Cited at Hemet Police DUI Checkpoint

On April 18th, 2024, 2 drivers were arrested for DUI and 12 citations were issued at a DUI checkpoint.  12 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 649 vehicles were contacted in total.