Press Releases

Posted on: April 8, 2021

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Give the Phone a “Break”: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Calif. – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Sheriff’s Department encourages drivers to give the phone a break and focus on the ro...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Attempt Murder on a Peace Officer

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On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 1:16 pm, Deputies assigned to the Palm Desert Station responded to the area of Lupine Lane and Highway 111, in the city of Palm Desert, to locate a male who was assaulting customers in the area of the 73-400 block of...

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Posted on: March 27, 2021

Online Solicitation of Sex with a Minor

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On Monday, March 22, 2021, members of the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) conducted an undercover operation for soliciting sex of a minor online and through social media platforms. During the operation, RCAHT members pos...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Commercial Burglary Arrest

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Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) conducted further investigation regarding a commercial burglary that occurred on February 04, 2021 in the 73000 block of Country Club Drive, Palm Desert. The suspect in this investigation forced ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Speed Enforcement Operation

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On Friday, February 19, 2021, Traffic Deputies from the Palm Desert Station focused their attention on the city of Indian Wells. After receiving numerous complaints from the residents about the high number of speeding motorists, coupled with an up...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Missing Persons / Homicide

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On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 2:49 AM, law enforcement personnel responded to a desert area north of Varner Rd. and west of Palm Dr. reference the discovery of human remains. Riverside County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators and inv...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Aggravated Rape

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On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, patrol deputies assigned to the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station responded to a call for service regarding a past lewd acts on a child, that occurred at a residence in the 6700 block of San Tomas Street, in t...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Vehicle Burglary Arrest

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Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) conducted further investigation regarding several vehicle burglaries that occurred between the dates of January 20, 2021 to February 2, 2021, in the communities of Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage....

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Deputy Involved Shooting

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The suspect was identified as Royce Robertson, 33 years old, resident of Joshua Tree.

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On Monday, February 15, 2021, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received a call regarding the brandishing of a firearm in the area of Simon D...

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