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  • H.S. Assistant Principal, 45, Accused Of Having Sex With 3 Male

    04/03/2013 10:35:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    CBS2News ^ | April 03, 2013
    H.S. Assistant Principal, 45, Accused Of Having Sex With 3 Male Students April 3, 2013 HEMET ( — A female assistant principal was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having sexual contact with three male high school students in Hemet. Erin Henton, 45, was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery of a minor, oral copulation of a minor and sending inappropriate material to a minor via electronic devices. “The incidents are believed to have occurred over several months,” Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart said. The Hemet Unified School District suspended Henton from her job at Tahquitz High School March 8 when the...
  • Fiery Reaction to Marine’s Stolen Saddam Rifle (Marine Convicted of Possessing Iraqi AK-47)

    07/07/2012 5:22:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 6, 2012 | JOHN ASBURY
    Fiery Reaction to Marine’s Stolen Saddam Rifle Is it among the spoils of war? Or worthy of a felony conviction that carries a 10-year prison sentence? The recent conviction of a Twentynine Palms Marine from Hemet has sparked a debate from readers and a fierce defense from the Marine himself. To rewind, Staff Sgt. Joel Cleve Miller was convicted last week of illegal possession of a machine gun. Federal prosecutors said he smuggled a chrome-plated AK-47 that once belonged to Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard back to his home in Hemet after a 2005 tour in Iraq. Miller now...
  • Hemet: Marine convicted of smuggling rifle from Saddam palace (AK-47 stolen from Saddam's palace)

    07/03/2012 9:21:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 3, 2012 | JOHN ASBURY
    Hemet: Marine convicted of smuggling rifle from Saddam palace - An AK-47 seized from Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard, belonging to Twentynine Palms Marine Joel Cleve Miller. Federal prosecutors said former Staff Sgt. Joel Cleve Miller, 40, was found guilty of possession of an illegal chrome AK-47 that he smuggled back from Iraq during a 14-month tour in 2005. When he returned to his home in Hemet, he bragged to several friends that he smuggled the gun back after it once belonged to Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard. The U.S. Marine Corps discharged Miller in December 2011 after 20 years in the...
  • Calif. utility stumbles on 1.4M-year-old fossils

    09/21/2010 11:03:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 21, 2010 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A utility company preparing to build a new substation in an arid canyon southeast of Los Angeles has stumbled on a trove of animal fossils dating back 1.4 million years that researchers say will fill in blanks in Southern California's history.The well-preserved cache contains nearly 1,500 bone fragments, including a giant cat that was the ancestor of the saber-toothed tiger, ground sloths the size of a modern-day grizzly bear, two types of camels and more than 1,200 bones from small rodents. Other finds include a new species of deer, horse and possibly llama, researchers affiliated with the...
  • Hemet [SoCal] backs Arizona's immigrant crackdown

    05/26/2010 1:51:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 9 replies · 324+ views
    Press-Enterprise ^ | May 26, 2010 | Brian Rokos
    Hemet could become one of the first California cities to formally support Arizona's immigration law. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to direct city staff to craft a resolution backing the law. The Arizona law requires police officers during a "lawful stop, detention or arrest" to detain people they reasonably suspect are in the country without authorization and to verify their status with federal officials. It is scheduled to take effect in August. Federal efforts to reform immigration law have repeatedly collapsed, leading states to attempt their own legislation as they experience spikes in illegal immigrants and related costs....
  • White supremacists arrested in raids after booby trap attacks on California police

    04/21/2010 11:14:24 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 32 replies · 2,280+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 21st 2010 | anon
    Federal and local officers converged on 35 homes and took 16 people into custody in Riverside County for a variety of crimes, including weapons, narcotics and parole violations, Hemet police Capt. Dave Brown said. None of the arrests were directly related to the booby trap attacks that have plagued the small Hemet Police Department since New Year's Eve.
  • HEMET: 23 arrested during investigation of attacks targeting police

    04/21/2010 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies · 1,619+ views
    NORTH COUNTY TIMES ^ | April 20, 2010 | By staff and wire reports
    Hemet police made 23 arrests Tuesday after serving search warrants at 35 locations in the region as part of an investigation into a series of booby trap attacks targeting gang task force officers in Hemet. . . "We are not targeting any particular group or type of gang," (Police Capt. Brown)said. "We are looking for the individuals' association with these crimes."
  • Pilot, passenger in plane loaded with cocaine sentenced for drug trafficking

    04/20/2010 10:27:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 653+ views - News Release ^ | April 19, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: April 19, 2010 Pilot, passenger in plane loaded with cocaine sentenced for drug trafficking WICHITA, Kan. - The pilot and a passenger of an airplane carrying more than 114 pounds of cocaine when it landed at a Kansas airport were sentenced Monday in federal court for drug trafficking. The sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The pilot, Dean Bryan Moya, 40, of Hemet, Calif., was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison. The passenger, Richard Allen Vickery, 31, of Hemet, Calif., was sentenced to 72 months....

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Booby trap probe leads to Calif. raids, arrests

    04/20/2010 6:50:20 PM PDT · by granite · 54 replies · 1,524+ views
    AP ^ | 4-20-2010 | By THOMAS WATKINS (AP)
    LOS ANGELES — The Southern California homes of dozens of white supremacists were raided Tuesday as part of a probe into a string of potentially deadly booby trap attacks targeting police officers, authorities said. Federal and local officers converged on 35 homes and took 16 people into custody in Riverside County for a variety of crimes, including weapons, narcotics and parole violations, Hemet police Capt. Dave Brown said. None of the arrests were directly related to the booby trap attacks that have plagued the small Hemet Police Department since New Year's Eve. "But we hope some (arrests) will lead us...
  • From bucolic bliss to 'gated ghetto'

    03/31/2010 1:12:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies · 1,277+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 March 2010 | Alana Semuels
    Hemet - The gated community in Hemet doesn't seem like the best place for Eddie and Maria Lopez to raise their family anymore. Vandals knocked out the streetlight in front of the Lopezes' five-bedroom home and then took advantage of the darkness to try to steal a van. Cars are parked four deep in the driveway next door, where a handful of men rent rooms. And up and down their block of handsome single-family homes are padlocked doors, orange "no trespassing signs" and broken front windows. It wasn't what the Lopezes pictured when they agreed to pay $440,000 for their...
  • Trucks burned in possible threat to Calif. police

    03/24/2010 6:29:55 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 10 replies · 623+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 24, 2010 | Thomas Watkins
    LOS ANGELES — Four municipal trucks were set ablaze in a rural Riverside County town plagued by bizarre booby trap attempts to kill police officers, and authorities said Wednesday the fire may be linked to the earlier attacks. "Everyone is worried, everyone is being careful," Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart said. "You get scared a little bit and then you get angry. It keeps happening." Someone called police around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday to report a fire in the parking lot at Hemet City Hall, located within two blocks of the police department, Police Chief Richard Dana said. No one was...
  • Four city vehicles torched in Hemet, CA (Gangs vs Police?)

    03/24/2010 10:14:56 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 16 replies · 812+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | March 24, 2010 | JOHN ASBURY
    Four Hemet city code enforcement pickups were torched late Tuesday night, and police suspect the incident is related to three previous attacks on police officers. The fires were reported to police at 11:30 p.m. off Florida Avenue at City Hall, across the street from the Hemet Police Department and the former Gang Task Force office that was targeted twice before. A Gang Task Force Officer was targeted in a third assassination attempt on his vehicle. Both the vehicles and City Hall were vacant. No one was injured, Hemet Police Chief Richard Dana said. Police arrived within about a minute of...
  • Booby Trap Attacks Targeting California Police Officers

    03/20/2010 6:07:43 PM PDT · by metmom · 47 replies · 1,044+ views ^ | March 20, 2010 | Associated Press
    Police in Hemet, Calif., are on a heightened alert amid assassination attempts against officers possibly orchestrated by a motorcycle gang. HEMET, Calif. -- The tense atmosphere surrounding a California police department plagued by booby trap attacks has been stepped up a notch following the latest threat against officers. Someone called 911 at about 5:45 p.m. Friday saying a police car would be blown up in the Hemet-San Jacinto area in the next 24 to 48 hours, Hemet Police Chief Richard Dana said. "We're heightening the alert," Dana told The Press-Enterprise. The caller said the attack would be in retaliation for...
  • Police: Gas piped in to blow up Calif. building

    12/31/2009 7:08:15 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 64 replies · 2,325+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/31/2009 | Yahoo News
    HEMET, Calif. – Police say someone tried to blow up a gang task force building in Southern California by piping in natural gas. Police say two officers from the Riverside County-based task force evacuated the building early Thursday after arriving for work and smelling a strong odor.
  • Gang Task Force's Building Rigged to Explode in Hemet [LA/San Jacinto CA]

    12/31/2009 7:40:44 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 118 replies · 7,939+ views
    NBC ^ | 12/31/2009
    Updated 2:43 PM PST, Thu, Dec 31, 2009 Gang task force members in Hemet are lucky to alive Thursday after they noticed their office was flooded with natural gas in an apparently deliberate attempt to cause a deadly explosion, police said. "It was basically designed so that once somebody came in and moved around a little bit, it would have gone off," said Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart. "At the very least, it would have leveled the building and killed whoever was inside." Wisehart told the Southwest Riverside News Network that there is no doubt the trap was meant for...