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Press Release: Cities of Coachella and La Quinta Saturation Patrol / Probation Compliance Operation
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 06/20/19 Time: 9:00 PM
Incident Date: 06/20/19 Time: 10:00 AM
Incident Location: Multiple Locations within the Cities of Coachella and La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s): GE191710001, 1906C-4742, Y191710026, Y191710027, GP191710001, GS191710002, LA191710049, GS191710001, Y191710040, GS191710005, GS191710004, Y191710038, Y191710042, Y191710050, GS191710006, Y191710046, C191710038

Details:

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a saturation patrol and probation compliance operation within the cities of Coachella and La Quinta.  The operation was conducted in response to an increased number of shooting incidents that have occurred in both cities over the past several weeks.  Assisting with the operation were Gang Task Force Regions 3, 4, 6 and 7, East P.A.C.T., Coachella Community Action Team, La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team, and Riverside County Sheriff K-9 Team.  During the operation the following subjects were arrested:

  1. Eric Estrada, 28 of Coachella for Violation of PRCS.
  2. Anita Cardenas, 32 of Coachella for Violation of PRCS.
  3. Luis Morin, 62 of Coachella for Violation of Probation.
  4. Charles Ochsner, 43 of Indio for Possession of a Concealed Dirk or Dagger, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  5. Hunter Averett, 32 of Coachella for Violation of PRCS, Possession of Methamphetamine.
  6. Corey Scheeff, 28 of La Quinta for Possession of Methamphetamine.
  7. Juan Mata, 24 of Indio for Outstanding Traffic Arrest Warrant.
  8. Alexis Valadez, 24 of Coachella for Violation of Parole, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  9. James Garcia, 40 of Indio for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  10. Lucina Cecena, 39 of Indio for Possession of Methamphetamine.
  11. Chris Boccia, 21 of Thermal for Possession of Methamphetamine.
  12. Victor Estrada, 29 of Coachella for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  13. Jose Alamo, 22 of Coachella for Burglary.
  14. Miguel Lopez, 25 of Coachella for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  15. Margarito Serena, 64 of Indio for Possession of Heroin.
  16. Ryan Montague, 27 of Thousand Palms for Outstanding Vehicle Theft Arrest Warrant.
  17. Jose Becerra, 53 of Coachella for Possession of Narcotics for Sale, Multiple Firearm Charges.

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 James 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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