■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed
A San Jacinto resident was arrested after being identified as a suspect in a tire shop robbery.
On Dec. 28, the Les Schwab Tire Center in Hemet reported to the Hemet Police Department that someone had stolen more than $700 worth of tires. The suspect, who was later identified as 27 year-old Jesse Moll, allegedly gave the store false information and had fake plates on the vehicle when he ordered tires for the vehicle. Moll allegedly returned later after the tires were put on and took the vehicle without paying by using a spare key. When they reported the theft, the tire center provided the Hemet Police Department with photographs of the suspect and the vehicle.
A few days later, on Dec. 31, a R.O.C.S. (Restoring Our Community Strategy) detective recognized the suspect from previous contacts and conducted a follow up with witnesses at the tire center. The witnesses positively identified Moll as the suspect.
The R.O.C.S. team continued their investigation by later going to Moll’s home in San Jacinto. Officials located the vehicle parked in front of the residence upon arriving. R.O.C.S. detectives ultimately arrested Moll for the investigation of possessing stolen property and violation of probation.
The vehicle was towed and Les Schwab retrieved the stolen tires. Moll was later transported to the Riverside County Jail. He has been charged for the investigation of one count of possession of stolen property, one count of violation of probation, and one count of petty theft. His bail is currently set at $50,000.