On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 3:30 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a follow-up investigation into a kidnapping and assault that occurred in the city of Coachella on March 3, 2019. Gang Task Force Officers located the suspect, Christian Ortiz, 25 of Coachella in the area of Highway 111 and Cook Street in Palm Desert and arrested him without incident. Ortiz was subsequently booked at the jail in Indio for Kidnapping, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Child Endangerment.
The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer Budnik at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.
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