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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

St. patricks day- dui enforcement

With the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations fast approaching, the Hemet Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate responsibly by designating a sober driver – your lucky charm for a safe and enjoyable celebration

Shooting Homicide Investigation

stabbing homicide update

Update on stabbing homicide occurred on September 18, 2023, at approximately 12:35 a.m.

“On January 22, 2024, this case went to jury trial and Goodwin was found guilty of murder. 

On March 1, 2024, Goodwin was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for her involvement.”

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

Bicyclist Killed in Traffic Collision 

Hemet, California – On Saturday, January 13th, 2024, at approximately 6:30 PM officers from the Hemet Police Department responded to a traffic collision on San Jacinto Street near the intersection of El Nita Lane, in the City of Hemet. Upon arrival, first responders located a bicyclist trapped under a vehicle.  Life-saving measures were attempted but tragically, the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a nearby hospital.  The adult male’s identity is being withheld pending notification to his family.   Hemet Police Traffic Investigators responded and assumed the investigation. 

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.

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.

Rev Up Safety: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, the Hemet Police Department would like to remind drivers to always look twice for motorcycles. By practicing safe driving habits and taking shared responsibility on our roads, we can help everyone arrive at their destination safely.