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Posted on: July 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Vehicle Burglary Suspects Apprehended After Fleeing


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Jamie Lewis

File # LA221860007


On July 5, 2022, at 7:00am, deputies from the Thermal Sheriff’s Station assigned to the city of La Quinta were dispatched to the 52000 block of Avenida Carranza regarding subjects in the area attempting to commit multiple vehicle burglaries. Witnesses saw the suspects flee in a red pickup truck, which was located by a deputy, who conducted a vehicle enforcement stop. Two of the occupants were apprehended immediately. Three additional suspects fled from the vehicle on foot towards a local business and a nearby school. A brief lockdown of the business was requested while deputies searched the area for the outstanding suspects. All three outstanding suspects were located within a short period of time and the lockdown was lifted.

Manilo Zelaya-Hernandez, a 19-year-old resident of Thousand Palms, was arrested for prowling, and conspiracy. Daniel Martinez, a 21-year-old resident of La Quinta was arrested for prowling, conspiracy and resisting arrest. Both subjects were booked into John J. Benoit Detention Center. Two male juveniles were arrested for prowling, conspiracy and resisting arrest. Both male juveniles were booked into Indio Juvenile Hall. One female juvenile was released to a family member.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Martinez at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

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