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.
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.