On June 27, 2016; a white 2012 Hyundai Sonata was reported stolen to Hemet Police. A comment was posted to Hemet PD’s Facebook Page at 10:39 am by the owner of the Hyundai, who was asking for people to keep an eye open for her car and to call the authorities if anyone happened to locate it.
Allegedly; the suspects walked into the workplace of the victim and stole her car keys which were left on a counter inside the business. After the owner noticed her car had been stolen and reported it to Hemet Police; It didn’t take long for officers to locate and recover the stolen Sonata. At approximately 11:00 am; Hemet Police traced the vehicle back to an apartment complex at the 400 block of Simpson Ave.
The stolen car was found in one of the garages of the apartment complex and allegedly, a nearby Hyundai dealership was able to remotely sound the horn in an attempt to make it easier for officers to locate inside which garage the vehicle was located.
Officers made contact with the residents of the apartment and took into custody two suspects; a male and a female. The owner of the vehicle was contacted to recover it once it was dusted for prints and the investigation was completed at that point.
Throughout the rest of the day, police were able to recover a few other stolen vehicles. Unfortunately vehicle theft is an ongoing and routine crime being committed in the Hemet Valley and while some of these crimes end with the owner recovering his or her property; not everyone is so fortunate. Great job once again; Hemet Police Department!
Police at the apartment complex the stolen vehicle was found.
A large amount of police activity on Simpson Ave
Officers make contact with the apartment residents
Officers waiting to contact the occupants of the apartment.
400 Block of Simpson Ave, Hemet, CA.
Police Vehicles on Simpson Ave
Hemet Police Vehicles
HPD Vehicles in front of the apartment complex on Simpson Ave
Police vehicle behind the apartment complex.
Stolen Hyundai Sonata located inside a garage.
Police SUV in front of the garage where the stolen car was found.
The Hyundai Sonata was located briefly after being reported stolen.
The suspects’ garage where the stolen car was parked.
Police vehicles behind the apartments; where the garages are located.
Police begin their investigation.
Two suspect were taken into custody; a male and a female.
An officer standing next to his vehicle, inside which the male suspect was being held.
Hemet Police Department
Hemet Police Crime Scene Investigation arrives.
An officer examining the stolen Hyundai.
The stolen car was locked and damaged. Prints recovered on the door are visible.
Hemet Police Department Officer inspects the stolen car.
Crime scene technician gathers prints from the trunk of the stolen Hyundai Sonata.