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Rocks thrown at Hemet fire truck, suspect arrested

By in Press Enterprise on September 30, 2017

By Craig Shultz

A Hemet man was arrested on allegations of throwing rocks at a fire truck Friday, Sept. 29, according to the Hemet Police Department.

A Hemet Fire Department engineer called dispatch around 10:30 a.m. to say a man threw rocks at his truck near the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Latham Avenue, not far from the Hemet police station.

The firefighter described the suspect and a man matching that description was stopped by police a short time later at 100 North Carmelita St., police said.

The suspect was identified as Jermain Middleton, 38, who has a history of throwing rocks at passing vehicles in Hemet, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of vandalism and taken to county jail with bail set at $10,000, police said.

The fire truck sustained more than $1,500 in damage, police said.

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