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Posted on: November 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Grand Theft Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Grand Theft Arrest
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:November 19, 2019Time:10:50 PM
Incident Date:November 19, 2019Time:1:30 PM
Incident Location:Avenida Mendoza and Calle Sonora, La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant David Aldrich
File Number(s):LA193150004


Obed Heredia-Palomino

On Monday, November 11, 2019, at 12:30 AM, La Quinta deputies responded to the 78100 block of Calle Tampico, in the city of La Quinta regarding a grand theft of a bicycle. The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team assumed the investigation. During the investigation, it was discovered the suspect, Obed Heredia-Palomino, 28-years-old of La Quinta, was responsible for the theft of a custom-built Cult bicycle, black in color with orange accents. On November 19, 2019, the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team located Heredia-Palomino in the 52200 block of Avenida Mendoza. Heredia-Palomino was taken into custody for grand theft. During the arrest, it was discovered Heredia-Palomino was in possession of approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine, with the intent to sale. A search of a residence in the 51900 block of Avenida Mendoza was conducted and the bicycle was not located. A search warrant was served in the 53800 block of Avenida Rubio. The stolen bicycle was not located, however, additional methamphetamine, drug sales indicia and ammunition were located and seized.  Heredia-Palomino was booked at the county jail in Indio. 

The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Huyler at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760)-863-8990.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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