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Posted on: August 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Residential Burglary



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Residential Burglary
Station Area:La Quinta
Written Date:August 20, 2020Time:7:00 AM
Incident Date:August 19, 2020Time:8:30 AM
Incident Location:51700 block of Avenida Herrera, La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Chris Olsen
File Number(s):LA202320020


On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 8:30 am, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies assigned to La Quinta responded to a residential burglary in-progress in the 51700 block of Avenida Herrera. The deputies surrounded the house and called for a K-9 deputy to respond and assist them. Prior to the K-9 deputy arriving on scene, two men exited the house and surrendered to the deputies. During their investigation, deputies learned the two men forced their way inside the house through a window. The deputies found the home had been ransacked and property the suspects intended to steal had been stacked by the front door.

The suspects were identified as 24-year-old Brian Lule Rojas of La Quinta and 23-year-old David Austin Rodriguez of Indio. Both men were booked into the John Benoit Detention Center for burglary. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information about this incident to contact Deputy Contreras of the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team at (760) 863-8990.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

Brian LuleDavid Austin Rodriguez 

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