Department News

Get Off Your Apps: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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.

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.

Investigation update

As of September 13, 2023, the investigation into allegations regarding inappropriate online contact with a juvenile by a Hemet Unified School District employee is ongoing.