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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Pursuit / Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Pursuit / Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:June 18, 2021Time:8:00 PM
Incident Date:June 18, 2021Time:5:03 PM
Incident Location:Grapefruit Boulevard and 9th Street, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):Y211690047


On June 18, 2021, at 5:03 P.M., deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), attempted to stop a black Sport Utility Vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, later identified as documented criminal street gang member Angel Hinojosa, 40 of Coachella, failed to yield and a pursuit was authorized based on Hinojosa possibly driving under the influence. Hinojosa stopped his vehicle in the area of Cesar Chavez and 1st Street and fled from the vehicle. A deputy located Hinojosa and attempted to take him into custody; however, Hinojosa pulled away and brandished a knife. Hinojosa managed to flee into a neighborhood where a perimeter was set. Hinojosa was eventually taken into custody without further incident. It was learned Hinojosa had a felony warrant for assaulting a Peace Officer.


During the incident, Deputies attempted to detain a subject who matched Hinojosa’s description. The subject, later identified as Andrew Marroquin, 18 of Coachella, threw a loaded firearm into the rear yard of a residence when deputies approached him. Marroquin was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center (JBDC) in the city of Indio for possession of a loaded concealed firearm, Possession of a controlled substance for sale, and possession of a controlled substance while armed. Hinojosa was booked at JBDC for felony evading, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, assault with a deadly weapon on a Peace Officer, resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine, and his felony warrant.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Molina or Deputy Camarena with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

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

Angel Hinojosa
Andrew Marroquin

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