Hemet man arrested in connection with car theft

SAN JACINTO – A license plate check on a sport compact car resulted in the arrest today, Dec. 29 of a Hemet man for suspicion of car theft, a police sergeant said.

The plate check on the Mitsubishi Eclipse showed it had been stolen out of Cabazon, prompting a sheriff’s deputy to pull the vehicle over at 10th Street and Santa Fe Avenue in San Jacinto at about 10:14 a.m., Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Santiago Agcaoili said.

Gerald Hicks, 40, who was behind the wheel, was arrested for possession of stolen property, vehicle theft and on a felony warrant. His passenger, Timothy J. Byer, 27, also was arrested but was booked for having two misdemeanor warrants unrelated to the alleged car theft, Agcaoili said.

One Response to "Hemet man arrested in connection with car theft"

  1. Frank Petullo   December 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm

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