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Press Release: Commercial Burglary
Agency: Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unit
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: November 27, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM
Incident Date: November 26, 2017 Time: 4:30 AM
Incident Location: 34000 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Robert Garcia
File Number(s): T173300009

Update 11-30-2017:

Jeremy Ketchem

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at about 5:30 PM, members of the Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) conducted a follow-up investigation to the commercial burglary that occurred on 11/26/17, at a business located in the 34000 block of Monterey Ave.

BSU members identified 39-year-old, Palm Desert resident, Jeremy Ketchem as another suspect involved in the burglary. Jeremy Ketchem was located at the corner of Washington Street and Avenue 42, located within the unincorporated community of Bermuda Dunes. A parole search of his residence was conducted and additional stolen property from the commercial burglary was located. Ketchem was arrested and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, located in the city of Banning for burglary and other related charges.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

Details:

Mark McGowan

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at about 4:30 AM, Officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to an alarm call at a business located in the 34000 block of Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert. The Investigation revealed the suspect(s) had accessed the business by cutting a hole through the wall of the adjoining business. 

The Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unit responded, assumed the investigation, and were able to identify 47-year-old, Palm Desert resident,     Mark McGowan, as a suspect involved in the burglary. A search warrant was authored and served at a residence located in the 42700 block of Wisconsin Avenue, located within the city of Palm Desert, where McGowan was located and arrested. Deputies also recovered stolen property related to the burglary at the residence.  McGowan was booked into the Riverside County Jail, located in the city of Indio for burglary and conspiracy. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unit Investigator McAnallen at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station by calling (760) 836-1688.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

 

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