Attacks leave Hemet reeling


Marcel Honoré (The Desert Sun) April 18, 2010 A rural city hidden among pastures, farmland and foothills about 40 miles west of Palm Springs, Hemet is grappling with some troubling urban-style growing pains. These days, the Indio-sized city on the other side of Mount San Jacinto is known as the place where someone is trying […]

Nerves frayed at Calif police department targeted by series of booby trap attacks


THOMAS WATKINS (Associated Press) March 19, 2010 HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Police in this picturesque city in rural Riverside County have been on edge in recent weeks. Someone is trying to kill them. First, a natural gas pipe was shoved through a hole drilled into the roof of the gang enforcement unit’s headquarters. The building […]

Anti-Gang Police Officer’s Car Booby Trapped With Deadly Device


Fox News Monday, March 08, 2010 An anti-gang officer in Hemet, Calif., discovered a deadly device attached to his car Friday — in what appears to be the third attempt in the past two months to injure or kill members of an anti-gang unit in southwest Riverside County, reported. An officer with the Hemet/San […]

$100,000 reward proposed for leads in Hemet gang task force attack


JOHN ASBURY (The Press-Enterprise) February 25, 2010 Riverside County supervisors will vote Tuesday whether to offer a reward of up to $100,000 for information in the attempted killing of gang detectives in Hemet. County leaders proposed the idea after a booby trap was rigged to a rolling steel gate at the Hemet-San Jacinto Gang Task […]

Six more indicted in growing Riverside County corruption scandal


David Kelly (LA Now) December 15, 2009 Six more people were charged with felonies Tuesday in a growing corruption and money-laundering scandal that has already led to the indictment of all but one member of the San Jacinto City Council and five developers. The latest charges allege the defendants committed perjury, made political donations under […]