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Posted on: May 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Assault on a Peace Officer

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Assault on a Peace Officer
Station Area:La Quinta
Written Date:May 13, 2020Time:10:05 PM
Incident Date:May 13, 2020Time:3:15 PM
Incident Location:Fred Waring Dr., and Jefferson St., La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant David Aldrich
File Number(s):LA201340115


Details:

On May 13, 2020, at 3:15 PM, a motor deputy from the Thermal Station attempted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Fred Waring Drive and Jefferson Street on a black vehicle. The driver did not pull over, and continued driving, failing to yield. At the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Jefferson Street, the driver stopped, put his vehicle in reverse and collided with the deputies’ motorcycle. The suspect then fled in the vehicle, colliding with two additional vehicles. No injuries were reported during the incident.

The vehicle was later located in the 73300 block of San Nicholas, in the city of Palm Desert. The suspect was identified Gabriel Ruiz, 22-years-old of Palm Desert, and taken into custody without incident. Ruiz was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.

The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Preciado at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760)-863-8990.


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Gabriel Ruiz



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