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Posted on: March 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Arson


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release: Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Arson
Station Area:Colorado River
Written Date:March 08, 2020
Time:6:15 PM
Incident Date:March 08, 2020
Time:9:34 AM
Incident Location:  25500 block of Kaiser Rd., Desert Center
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Bryan Berryman
File Number(s): A200680018

On Sunday, March 08, 2020, at 9:24 AM, Colorado River Station (CRS) deputies responded to an Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Arson in the 25500 block of Kaiser Rd. in the unincorporated area of Desert Center, CA. Witnesses advised that Jonathan Lindstrom, 32, of Desert Center had fired a .22 caliber air rifle at his mother, and set fire to a trailer on the property.  

Upon arrival, Lindstrom was contacted by Colorado River Station Deputies and Officers from the California Highway Patrol.  Lindstrom was taken into custody without incident, and Cal Fire responded to extinguish the trailer fire.

While being transported to the Colorado River Station, Lindstrom attempted to kick out the rear driver’s side window of the patrol unit, causing damage in excess of $2,000 to the patrol unit.  

Lindstrom was later booked at the Blythe Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, and misdemeanor vandalism.  Arson investigators from Cal Fire will be filing charges of arson on Lindstrom. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Livingston at (760) 921-7900 and reference incident #A200680018. Callers can remain anonymous.

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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