On October 25, 2023, Hemet Police Officers responded to a major injury traffic collision with one fatality. The investigation was turned over to CHP.
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.
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.
As the excitement builds for Super Bowl LVIII, the Hemet Police Department reminds football fans to intercept impaired driving if they’re heading out to a Super Bowl party and plan on drinking. Make sure you stick to the “Go Safely” game plan and choose a sober way to go.