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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Residential “Cat” Burglaries, Possession of Stolen Property, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Committin

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Residential "Cat" Burglaries, Possession of Stolen Property, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime,
Committing a Felony on While on Bail Arrest
Station Area:Rancho Mirage
Written Date:May 08, 2020Time:4:30 PM
Incident Date:May 07, 2020Time:1:00 AM - 3:30 AM
Incident Location:90 block of Royal St. Georges Way / 30 block of Racquet Club Dr., Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Christopher Ternes
File Number(s):S201280018, S201280024


Details: 

Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) conducted further investigation regarding two residential “Cat” burglaries that occurred on May 7, 2020, between the hours of 1:00 am – 3:30 am in the 90 block of Royal St. Georges Way and in the 30 block of Racquet Club Dr., Rancho Mirage. The victims were inside their homes when the suspects entered and removed property from within the residences. BSU identified Alexander Diehl, 23 years out of Yucca Valley and Mason Blackburn, 29 years out of Rancho Mirage, as suspects for their involvement in these burglaries. On 05 May 8, 2020, BSU located and arrested Diehl and Blackburn in the 81000 block of Indio Boulevard, Indio, for the residential “Cat” burglaries, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit a crime and committing a felony while on bail. During the arrest of both suspects, Diehl and Blackburn were in possession of stolen property belonging to the victims. Diehl and Blackburn were transported to 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 #S201280018 and #S201280024.


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Alexander DiehlMason Blackburn


Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.



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