HEMET – A 25-year-old Hemet man, recently released on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) was arrested on Friday for the theft of a vehicle and possession of a firearm. On Friday at around 1:20 a.m. Hemet police stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of North San Jacinto Street in the City of Hemet.
The vehicle, a Toyota with plates belonging to a Ford was driven by Mando Kaphan. The officers learned that Kaphan was on PRCS and noticed a sawed-off rifle on the floorboard of the vehicle. Kaphan and his passengers were all detained through the investigation, during which time the police learned that the vehicle was stolen from Hemet an hour and a half prior to the traffic stop.
The female passenger was arrested on a no-bail juvenile warrant and the adult male occupant was released at the scene.
Kaphan was booked into the Riverside County Jail for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, and vehicle theft. Kaphan was transported by the Hemet Police to the San Bernardino County Jail for the PRCS Violation and is being held without bail.
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