Burglary Suspects Arrested at DUI Checkpoint
The Hemet Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on 8-23-2012 as part of the City of Hemet’s commitment to public safety. This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the City of Hemet. The location of the checkpoint was in the 100 block of W. Stetson Ave. This location was selected due to the increased number of traffic collisions and DUI investigations. The goal of the DUI Checkpoint was to deter impaired drivers and to bring awareness to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
During the checkpoint, Officers contacted an unlicensed male driver who provided a false name and was subsequently arrested for a felony charge. During a search of the driver’s vehicle, officers located suspected stolen property from an unreported residential burglary that occurred only a short time earlier.
Officers were able to make contact with the victim who had just arrived home as other officers went to check the residence. The property was confirmed stolen and the driver and his passenger were both arrested. The passenger was found to have a felony warrant for possession of narcotics.
The suspects were identified as 18 year old Aircey Whitehurst of Sun City and 19 year old Deshon William Dees of Moreno Valley. Further investigation is actively underway to determine any gang affiliations.
Whitehurst was arrested for residential burglary, possession of stolen property and impersonating another. Whitehurst’s bail was set at $5,000.00.
Dees was arrested for a felony narcotics warrant, burglary, possession of stolen property and impersonating another. Dee’s bail was set at $30,000.00.
699 passed through the checkpoint
603 motorists were contacted and screened
29 Vehicles Went to the Secondary Screening Area
2 Field Sobriety Tests Administered
0 DUI Suspects Arrested
15 Traffic Citations
2 Felony Arrestss
4 Vehicles Impounds
7 Unlicensed Drivers were issued citations
2 Suspended Drivers were issued citations
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!