Struck and left for dead on Christmas day, teen’s recovery continuing

HEMET, Calif. — When Frank Aguirre watched his 16-year-old daughter ride off with her boyfriend on a new mini-bike he had just received that Christmas morning, he never could have imagined the tragedy that would follow just a short time later. “My worst nightmare came true that Christmas day,” Frank told RCNS, while talking about what happened to his daughter […]

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Firefighter injured, dog saved, after Valle Vista mobile homes burn

VALLE VISTA, Calif. — Two homes, along with at least one pickup truck and several outbuildings were destroyed after a blaze tore through a Valle Vista residential neighborhood early Saturday morning, Jan. 9. Although both homes were left uninhabitable, it was later learned that two young bystanders rescued a dog that was tied to a tree within a few feet of […]

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Hemet man, 24, killed in Valle Vista four-vehicle head-on wreck

VALLE VISTA, Calif. — Officials today are continuing to investigate the cause of a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash that left one person dead and three others injured in Valle Vista Saturday afternoon, Jan. 9. The deadly accident, which according to witnesses was possibly caused by speeding and reckless driving, happened on Ramona Expressway/Mountain Avenue, about 400 feet north of Cedar Avenue. […]

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Hemet men arrested after deadly bar stabbing – “Additional arrests possible”

HEMET, Calif. — Authorities say two men have been arrested after a man’s lifeless body was discovered in the Carmalita Center parking lot across the street from Chappies, a bar near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Carmalita Street in Hemet, early Monday morning, Dec. 28. Calling the victim’s fatal stabbing “a tragic and senseless crime” and saying, “Our condolences […]

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Wrong way I-215 pursuit that began in Hemet ends in “horrifying” Menifee crash

MENIFEE, Calif. — Details are beginning to emerge after a stolen vehicle pursuit that began in Hemet ended when the driver of the stolen pickup truck plowed head-on into another vehicle as he fled the wrong way on Interstate 215 early Thursday morning, Dec. 31. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle that was struck, a woman in a […]

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Officials seek witnesses, videos after Hemet murder

HEMET, Calif. — Authorities say a murder investigation is underway after a man’s lifeless body was discovered in the Carmalita Center parking lot across the street from a bar, near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Carmalita Street, early Monday morning, Dec. 28. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Teen remains critical, unresponsive, after Christmas day hit and run Four shot, two […]

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Officials investigating Hemet armed robbery

HEMET, Calif. — Authorities are investigating reports of an armed robbery that reportedly occurred in the area of N. Hamilton and W. Devonshire avenues in Hemet Saturday evening, Dec. 26. The suspect described in the armed robbery matched that of a man who fired multiple rounds at the driver of a white car in the parking lot of Depot Deli […]

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No injuries reported after Depot Deli shooting in Hemet

HEMET, Calif. — Authorities are investigating a shooting after gunfire erupted outside a Hemet business late Saturday evening, Dec. 26. No injuries have been reported after the shooting, which happened at Depot Deli on the 200 block of Florida Avenue, near Inez Street. Last night’s shooting was not the first time gun violence has broken out at the location, with […]

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Teen remains critical, unresponsive, after Christmas day hit and run

UPDATED: Monday, Dec. 28, 11:30 a.m., With additional details. HEMET, Calif. — A 16-year-old girl who was left for dead on the side of the road by a driver who fled the scene after running her and her boyfriend down on Christmas remains hospitalized and in critical condition today. Authorities are continuing to search for the person responsible for the […]

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Second car-to-car shooting in San Jacinto valley in 7 days leads to crash, one injured

HEMET, Calif. — San Jacinto valley residents say they are rattled and afraid to leave their homes after two apparently unprovoked car-to-car shootings over the last seven days. The most recent shooting, which happened on Columbia Street north of N. Florida Avenue, led to a three vehicle, chain reaction crash and left one driver hospitalized Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24. The […]

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