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Press Release: 1st Degree "Cat" Burglary Arrests
Agency: La Quinta Police
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: December 16, 2017 Time: 3:28 PM
Incident Date: Between November 12 November 16, 2017 Time:  
Incident Location: 50-500 Block of Mandrina, La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant David Smith
File Number(s): LA173160010 / LA173180021 and LA173200011


Between November 12, 2017, and November 16, 2017 officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to the Citrus Country Club, located in the 50-500 Block of Mandrina, in La Quinta, regarding a series of burglaries where suspects entered private residences while the homeowners were asleep, stealing personal property. Because of the serious nature of these burglaries, the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team immediately assumed the investigations and identified two suspects.  On November 26, 2017, 26-year-old Indio resident Brandon Seacrist was located in La Quinta and arrested for 1st degree burglary. Today, the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team officers, while in La Quinta, located and arrested the remaining outstanding suspect, "31" year-old Indio resident Ricardo Bernal. Bernal was booked into the Riverside County Jail in the city of Indio for 1st degree burglary. 

Ricardo Bernal Brandon Seacrist

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