Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Travis Mountz
File# Multiple File Numbers in Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage
On August 11, 2023, members of the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station’s Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU), assisted by Thermal Station Patrol and members of the Gang Task Force, arrested two known robbery suspects and served a residential search warrant, located in the 49000 block of Sierra Street, Coachella.
The search warrant was the result of an extensive investigation into a robbery that occurred on July 29, 2023, at a local hotel in the city of Indian Wells. During the investigation, BSU members developed leads and located evidence that helped to identify the suspect as Carlos Tapia, a 43-year-old resident of Coachella. During the service of the search warrant, an additional suspect, identified as Norma Radillo, a 39-year-old resident of Coachella, was arrested for assisting Tapia in multiple residential burglaries within the city of Rancho Mirage. Both Tapia and Radillo were booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact Deputy Rutigliano of the Palm Desert Station at (760) 836-1600.
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