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Palm Desert Station

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Felon in Possession of Stolen Handgun, Burglary, and Possession of Stolen Property Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Felon in Possession of Stolen Handgun, Burglary, and Possession of Stolen Property Arrest
Station Area:Thousand Palms
Written Date:May 1, 2020Time:2:00 PM
Incident Date:May 1, 2020Time:12:00 PM
Incident Location:72000 block of Varner Road, Thousand Palms
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Christopher Ternes
File Number(s):O201220016


Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) conducted further investigation regarding several burglaries and vehicle thefts that occurred throughout the Coachella Valley over the past several weeks. BSU identified Tre Michael Sutherland, 25 years old, from Thousand Palms, as a suspect for his involvement in these crimes. On May 1, 2020 at 1200 hours, BSU located and arrested Sutherland, in the 72000 block of Varner Road, in Thousand Palms. During his arrest, Sutherland was in possession of a stolen loaded .45 caliber Springfield XDS handgun, ammunition, stolen property, narcotics, paraphernalia, and burglary tools. Sutherland also had a warrant for his arrest in Riverside County for illegal controlled substances. Additionally, Sutherland had a Felony Warrant for Evading a Peace Officer out of the State of Washington. Sutherland, who is a convicted felon, was booked in the Riverside County Jail in Indio.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Trevor Henson at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #O201220016.

Tre Michael Sutherland


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