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Palm Desert Station

Posted on: June 18, 2020

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Armed Robbery Suspect Arrest
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:June 18, 2020Time:10:30 AM
Incident Date:May 25, 2020Time:3:54 PM
Incident Location:78000 block of Country Club Drive, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Christopher Ternes
File Number(s):T201460104


On June 17, 2020, at 5:38, Deputies assigned to the Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team (SET) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 74000 block of Highway 111, Palm Desert. The occupant of the vehicle was identified as, Freddy Edgardo Orellana, 28 years out of Indio. Orellana was the primary suspect in an armed robbery that occurred on May 25, 2020, in the 78000 block of Country Club Drive, Palm Desert. SET deputies located a loaded .38 Special handgun in Orellana’s vehicle. This firearm was used during the armed robbery on May 25th. Orellana, who is a convicted felon, was arrested and transported to the John Benoit Detention Center for the armed robbery, and possession of the loaded firearm.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Adan Fernandez or Investigator McAnallan at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T201460104.

Freddy Orellana

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