RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Assault with a Deadly Weapon & Driving Under the Influence|
|Written Date:||February 24, 2020||Time:||9:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||February 24, 2020||Time:||5:10 PM|
|Incident Location:||Ballew Way x Chicago Ave., Hemet|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant James Burton|
On Monday, February 24, 2020, at approximately 5:10 P.M., an officer from the California Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a black 2013 Volkswagen Passat on Chicago Ave., near the intersection of Ballew Way, Hemet. While the officer was conducting his investigation, the driver, identified as 41-year-old Riverside resident Richard Stewart, drove away from the officer, knocking the officer to the ground with his vehicle. The officer broadcasted the information to surrounding agencies.
Within minutes, a deputy from the San Jacinto Station observed the vehicle driving on Palm Ave., near Fairview Dr., Hemet and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. A brief pursuit ensued, with the driver yielding on N. Mayflower St., near the intersection of Florida Ave., Hemet. Stewart was arrested and booked for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Driving Under the Influence.
The officer was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries sustained during the incident and released.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Master Investigator Medina at the Hemet Sheriff’s Station at (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 766-2400. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005 or https://wetip.com.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions. If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD