Up to $60,000 Hiring Bonus for Lateral

450 E. Latham Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543

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Shooting Homicide Investigation

Shooting Homicide Investigation

Hemet, Calif. — On Sunday, March 24, 2024, at approximately 4:51 p.m., the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received several calls reference a shooting in the 1300 block of West Fruitvale Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located two female adult victims suffering from gunshot wounds.  Officers began providing medical aid for both victims prior to them being transported to a local hospital.  Unfortunately, one victim ultimately succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

Shooting Homicide Investigation

Juvenile Intentionally Drives Vehicle into Residence

Hemet, Calif. — On Sunday, January 28, 2024, at approximately 3:32 p.m., the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call reference a 14-year-old female juvenile having a mental health episode at a residence located in the 3000 block of Sydney St.  While officers were responding to the location, the juvenile drove her sister’s vehicle away from the residence while her sister was in the back seat.  Moments later, the vehicle collided into a residence in the 400 block of Madrid St. 

Upon officer’s arrival at the Madrid St residence, they located the vehicle unoccupied.  Video obtained from the residence depicted the juvenile driver exiting the vehicle after the collision.  The juvenile and her sister fled on foot but were immediately located at the Sydney St residence. Based on the investigation and statements obtained, the juvenile was detained and placed on a 72-hour mental health involuntary hold per 5150 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

Shooting Homicide Investigation

Deceased Male Located in Park

Hemet, Calif. — On Thursday, December 28, 2023, at approximately 11:31 a.m., the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call reference an unresponsive male at Gibbel Park located at 2500 West Florida Avenue. Hemet Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the elderly male deceased.  Hemet Police Officers assumed the investigation and notified The Riverside County Coroner’s Office.  The preliminary investigation does not indicate the death is suspicious in nature.

Shooting Homicide Investigation

SHOOTING HOMICIDE RESULTS IN ARREST OF JUVENILE

Hemet, Calif. — On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at approximately 6:38 p.m., the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call from the 600 block of St. John Place regarding a disturbance.  Moments later, the caller indicated someone had been shot.  Upon officer’s arrival they located a crime scene but were unable to locate a shooting victim. 

A short time later, a gunshot wound victim arrived at Hemet Global Medical Center.  The male victim subsequently succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.  The name of the victim will not be released at this time pending official notification of his family. Hemet Police Department’s Investigations Bureau assumed the investigation.

Shooting Homicide Investigation

Hours Long Barricade Results in Arrest

Hemet, Calif. — On Monday, November 6, 2023, at approximately 7:30 am, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call reference a restraining order violation in the 2800 block of Marilee Court. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim along with two children outside of the residence.

The investigation revealed, 46-year-old Angel Carrillo of Los Angeles, was inside the residence with another juvenile. Carrillo barricaded himself in the residence with the child and refused to exit. Officers were eventually able to remove the child from the residence; however, Carrillo refused to surrender.

Based on the circumstances, the Southwest Cities Swat Team, which Hemet PD is a member of, responded to the residence and assumed negotiations with Carrillo. After several hours of barricading himself in the residence, Carrillo was subsequently taken into custody.

Shooting Homicide Investigation

Suspects Arrested for Multiple Burglaries

Hemet, Calif. — On Monday, October 9, 2023, in the early morning hours, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received calls for service in the community known as Seven Hills. The calls for service were in regards to residential burglaries and attempted residential burglaries. Officers responded to each incident and preliminary information revealed all incidents were related. The Hemet Police Department’s Investigations Bureau assumed the investigation and utilized the Riverside County Gang Impact Team’s (GIT) assistance. During the investigation, two suspects were identified.

Shooting Homicide Investigation

Shooting Investigation

Hemet, Calif. — On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at approximately 12:19 am, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call reference gunshots heard in the 300 block of East Johnston Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a hospital and is currently listed in critical condition. The Hemet Police Department’s Investigations Bureau has assumed the investigation.

Shooting Homicide Investigation

Arrest Made in Stabbing Homicide Investigation

Hemet, Calif. — On Monday, September 18, 2023, at approximately 12:35 am, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received several calls reference a disturbance in the 1000 block of South Gilbert Street. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult victim suffering from several stab wounds. Officers began providing lifesaving measures prior to the victim being transported to a local hospital. The victim ultimately succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. The victim’s name is not being released at this time, pending notification of their family. Hemet Police Department’s Investigations Bureau assumed the investigation.

Shooting Homicide Investigation

$60K Hiring Bonus for Lateral Police Officers and Deputies

Hemet, Ca. — The Hemet Police Department is thrilled to announce an unprecedented opportunity for experienced law enforcement professionals! In an effort to attract top-notch talent and strengthen our commitment to public safety, we are proud to offer a generous $60,000 hiring bonus to qualifying lateral police officers and deputies.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a time to put safety in the driver’s seat. The Hemet Police Department will be actively looking for drivers throughout the month who are in violation of the state’s hands-free cell phone law.

Shooting Homicide Investigation

Hemet, Calif. — On Sunday, March 24, 2024, at approximately 4:51 p.m., the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received several calls reference a shooting in the 1300 block of West Fruitvale Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located two female adult victims suffering from gunshot wounds.  Officers began providing medical aid for both victims prior to them being transported to a local hospital.  Unfortunately, one victim ultimately succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.