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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.

Organized Retail Theft Sting, Christmas Edition

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.”

Organized Retail Theft Sting, Christmas Edition

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.

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.