Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Fitzgerald
File # LA222580007 / MV222580045
On Thursday, September 15, 2022 about 2:00 AM, deputies from the La Quinta Sheriff’s Station responded to the area of Desert Stream Drive and Bridgette Way in the city of La Quinta regarding an armed carjacking of a Toyota Camry. The suspects, Jabari Walker, a 22-year old resident of Palm Desert and Antionette Sanchez, a 21-year-old resident of Bermuda Dunes, approached the victims while they were seated in their Camry. Walker and Sanchez pepper sprayed and assaulted the victims, pointed a handgun at them, then forcibly removed them from their Camry. Walker and Sanchez then drove away in the victim’s Camry.
About 5:30 AM, deputies assigned to the Moreno Valley Station responded to an unrelated armed carjacking of a Toyota Tundra in the area of Ironwood Avenue and Matthews Road. Deputies found the Camry driving away from the newly carjacked Toyota Tundra, which was parked near the scene of the crime. Deputies attempted to stop the Camry; however, the suspects drove away at a high rate of speed. Deputies initiated a vehicle pursuit, which continued until the suspects collided with an unrelated citizen’s vehicle at the intersection of Pigeon Pass Road and Ironwood Avenue. The citizen sustained minor injuries in the collision. Both Sanchez and Walker ran from the collision, but were captured by deputies after a short foot pursuit. Walker was found with a loaded handgun in his possession.
Both Walker and Sanchez were arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center on charges of carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, evading, hit and run causing injury, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of an unregistered weapon, and conspiracy.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Sultan of the Moreno Valley Station at 951-486-6700.
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