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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest
Station Area:Thermal Station
Written Date:March 12, 2020Time:12:00 PM
Incident Date:March 08, 2020Time:8:15 PM
Incident Location:85-500 block of Airport Blvd., Thermal
Reporting Officer:Lieutenant Andy Martinez
File Number(s):C200680028


On Sunday, March 8th, 2020, at 8:24 PM, deputies assigned to the Thermal Sheriff’s Station, were dispatched to a business in the 85-500 block of Airport Blvd., Thermal, where an assault with a deadly weapon was reported to be occurring. On arrival, deputies detained the involved parties and learned that Sanjay Bagai, 53 of Petaluma, physically assaulted a male employee with hands, feet and a pitchfork. Although, the employee did not sustain any visible injuries, he was treated on scene by paramedics. Bagai was ultimately arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and booked into the county jail in Indio.

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Sanjay Bagai


The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with additional information regarding this incident to contact the Thermal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 863-8990.

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