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Posted on: April 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Proactive Quality of Life Operation in the City of Coachella

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Tom Anderson

File # Multiple


On April 25, 2023, approximately 07:00 a.m. the Riverside County Sheriff’s Thermal Station’s Coachella Community Action Team, with the assistance of Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team, La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, and the Riverside County Post Release Accountability and Compliance Team, participated in a Quality-of-Life operation within the City of Coachella. The mission was to conduct a proactive patrol of high criminal activity areas and apprehend subjects with active warrants or who were determined to have committed a criminal offense. This was a zero-tolerance event. All subjects found to be in violation of a criminal offense or wanted on an active warrant were booked at the John Benoit Detention Center. In total, 11 subjects were arrested for various offenses, including possession of methamphetamine, possession of mushrooms, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2 violations of felony probation, 22 misdemeanor warrants and 3 infraction citations.

Persons arrested during the operations were:

  • Mark Daniel Terrades, 56 of Coachella
  • Arturo Aspuro Reyes, 33 of Coachella
  • Ricardo Lucero, 44 of San Bernardino
  • Joseph Martin Razon, 32 of Indio
  • Evan James Vass, 30 of Coachella
  • Jose Navarez, 49 of Coachella
  • Rufino Cruz Herrera, 44 of Coachella
  • Julio Cesar Ramirez, 38 of Coachella
  • Gary Lee Cozad, 34 of Winsor
  • Jennifer Evans, 45 of Coachella
  • Ramiro Ramirez, 42 of Coachella

Anyone with information related to criminal activity within the City of Coachella is encouraged to contact the Thermal Station’s Coachella Community Action Team at (760) 863-8990. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Valley Crimestoppers at (760) 341-7867.

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