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Press Release: Metal Theft / Felony Vandalism / Possession of Burglary Tools  
Agency: Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 12/08/17 Time: 3:36 PM
Incident Date: 12/08/17 Time: 12:41 PM
Incident Location: 89500 block of Avenue 78   Thermal, Ca
Reporting Officer: Deputy Jose Lopez
File Number(s): C173420019


Ramiro Valladares

On Friday, December 8, 2017, at approximately 12:41 pm, Thermal Station Deputies, assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team, continued their investigation into on-going metal thefts from the farming communities of Thermal, Mecca and Oasis. District Deputies located a suspicious person on the 89500 block of Avenue 78, near Harrison Street.  

35 year-old Mecca resident Ramiro Valladares, was arrested for felony vandalism, metal theft, and possession of burglary tools.   The deputies are continuing their investigation into recent metal thefts in the area.

Anyone with information regarding theft of metal and agricultural products is encouraged to contact Deputy Lopez at (760) 863-8990. Deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley community Services District Team are working closely with the farming Communities of Thermal, Mecca, and Oasis to investigate and apprehend suspects related to these crimes.

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


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