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Use of Force Charges Filed Against Hemet Police Officer

Use of Force Charges Filed Against Hemet Police Officer

Hemet, Calif. — On July 23, 2023, the Hemet Police Department became aware of a use of force involving one of its Officers, which left one person with significant injuries. During this incident, Police Officer Jacob Hobson approached a group behind a gas station on the 1700 block of West Florida Avenue and determined a female in the group had an outstanding felony warrant. The officer initiated an arrest. However, the female initially resisted his efforts to place her in handcuffs. A subsequent use of force occurred, and the woman was seriously injured while being taken into custody.

Use of Force Charges Filed Against Hemet Police Officer

Vehicle Collision Involving On-Duty Police Officer 

Hemet, Calif. – On Friday, July 14th, 2023, at approximately 9:17 pm, a traffic collision occurred on Florida Avenue near Gilmore Street in the City of Hemet. As a result of the crash, three children in their teens were injured, as well as an on-duty Hemet Police officer. The injuries range from minor to moderate, and all four injured parties were treated at an area hospital. 

Use of Force Charges Filed Against Hemet Police Officer

Stabbing Investigation

On Friday, July 7, 2023, at approximately 9:28 pm, the Hemet Public Safety Communication Center received a 911 call stating his mother was just stabbed by her boyfriend near the 1400 block of East Menlo Avenue. As officers arrived on scene, it was determined there were two victims that the same male suspect had stabbed.

Hemet Public Safety Responds to Firework-Related Incidents during Fourth of July

Hemet Public Safety Responds to Firework-Related Incidents during Fourth of July

The Hemet Police Department and Hemet Fire/Department of Life Safety responded to a significant number of firework-related incidents during the Fourth of July celebrations. From 6:00 pm to 2:00 am, the dedicated personnel responded to 141 firework-related calls for service which came in through the Hemet Public Safety Communication Center with another 127 calls received through alternative reporting methods.

Use of Force Charges Filed Against Hemet Police Officer

Search Warrants Lead to Stolen Property

On Thursday, June 29, 2023, two search warrants were served on residences in Hemet regarding burglaries and vandalisms at several Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) locations.

The burglaries and vandalism were caught on HUSD video surveillance, leading investigators to identify several suspects. The damage and loss of school property was extensive, and the estimated cost to repair and replace school property is estimated to be over $100,000.

Use of Force Charges Filed Against Hemet Police Officer

Two Arrested for Carjacking

Hemet, Calif. — On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at approximately 12:27 pm, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call regarding a carjacking in the 1200 block of South Sanderson Avenue in Hemet. A witness described two males pushing an elderly female, taking her keys, and stealing her Toyota pickup truck.

Use of Force Charges Filed Against Hemet Police Officer

Share the Road and Look Out for One Another During Bicycle Safety Month

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and the Hemet Police Department is encouraging more people to get active and safely take bike rides.

“Bicycling is a great means of transportation and recreation, and everyone deserves to ride to their destination safely,” Traffic Sergeant Gabriel Gomez said. “Let’s look out for one another and share the road, share the responsibility.”

“Click It or Ticket” Campaign Reminds to Always Buckle Up

For Memorial Day Weekend, the Hemet Police Department reminds travelers to always buckle up and secure children in the right car seats when visiting friends and family.

This year’s Click It or Ticket campaign runs from May 20 to June 2. During this time, the Hemet Police Department will have additional officers on patrol actively looking for drivers and passengers who are not wearing a seat belt. This includes vehicles where children are not secured in child safety seats or the right safety seats for their age.

Share the Road and Look Out for One Another

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and the Hemet Police Department is encouraging everyone to get active and safely take bike rides while at the same time reminding drivers to be on the lookout for more people biking and walking.