Thursday, January 21, 2021

San Jacinto: Suspected DUI driver takes police on short pursuit resulting in crash and arrest

San Jacinto CA - On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at approximately 4:48pm, deputies assigned to the San Jacinto Sheriff Station initiated a vehicle pursuit on a suspected impaired driver. The driver and sole occupant, later identified as Daniel George Hardesty (27 year-old Colorado resident) fled from law enforcement and drove in a reckless manner, including running stop signs and driving into oncoming traffic. 

Hardesty crashed into a street sign in the 900 block of East Florida Avenue, in the City of Hemet and was immediately taken into custody. Hardesty was later transported to and booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility for felony evading and driving under the influence.

The investigation is currently on-going. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Curtis Cox at the San Jacinto Sheriff Station by calling (951) 766-2400.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Riverside County: COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

Participants must register and have an appointment to get vaccinated

Riverside County received 26,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine this week to distribute among community partners. Of this week’s allocation, 3,900 doses will be used for six additional county-run vaccine clinics. Supply of vaccine continues to be limited and demand for vaccine high.

Registration will be available Thursday (Jan. 21) at noon for six upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lake Elsinore, Perris and Indio planned for people in Phase 1A (all tiers), 1B (tier 1), which includes individuals 65 and older.

Murrieta: December home invasion robbery shootout results in two deaths and two arrests

Murrieta CA - On December 26, 2020, at about 4:01am, deputies from the Lake Elsinore Station were dispatched to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 37000 block of Calle de Lobo, in the La Cresta area west of the Murrieta city limits. 

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with two uninjured male residents. They were directed inside where deputies found four males with gunshot wounds. Two males had succumbed to their wounds, and two males were transported to a local hospital, also suffering from gunshot wounds. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and investigators from the Lake Elsinore Station responded. The Central Homicide Unit also responded and assumed the investigation.

San Jacinto Area: UPDATE - Gilman Springs Rd four vehicle accident requires extraction of multiple victims, results in 1 death

**UPDATE**

Sadly, the adult injured in this crash has succumbed to her injuries. She has been identified as Lucretia Garland, 31 years old, of San Jacinto.

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Riverside County CA - A four vehicle car wreck reported at 6:59am required the extraction of one adult and 3 children from a vehicle this morning. The accident occurred near the intersection of Gilman Springs Rd and Alessandro. As of 7:30am, all four patients have been transported to local hospitals by ambulance. 

The one adult patient is in serious condition. No further information is available at this time. If further info becomes available, we will update this article.



Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Lake Elsinore and Wildomar: Community Policing event results in 4 people receiving homelessness assistance and 15 arrests

Lake Elsinore CA - On January 19, 2021, about 7:00 AM, the Lake Elsinore Sheriff Station Special Enforcement Team conducted a zero tolerance/quality of life operation in the cities of Lake Elsinore and Wildomar. The team concentrated on areas frequently described as "problem areas," throughout the cities of Lake Elsinore and Wildomar.

In a collaborative effort with the city's code enforcement, numerous subjects were contacted and arrested for various crimes related to quality of life. The Lake Elsinore Station continuously strives to ensure the citizens of Lake Elsinore live/function comfortably and are able to enjoy the activities of daily living unimpeded.