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Posted on: February 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Negligent Discharge of a Firearm


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:February 15, 2020Time:7:00 PM
Incident Date:February 14, 2020Time:9:26 PM
Incident Location:52000 Block of Avenida Mendoza, La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Thomas Anderson
File Number(s):LA200450078

On February 14, 2020, at 9:26 PM, Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the city of La Quinta responded to multiple reports of a shooting on the 52000 block of Avenida Mendoza. Deputies arrived on scene and located multiple expended shell casings in the roadway. Deputies conducted a search of the surrounding area no victims were located; no injuries were reported as a result of the shooting. While searching the area, deputies located a vehicle that was struck multiple times by gunfire causing significant damage as well as minor damage to a nearby residence.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Investigations Bureau 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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