Press Releases

Posted on: October 20, 2020

National Teen Driver Safety Week

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Teach Teen Drivers the Rules of the Road to Keep Them Safe

National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 18-24

La Quinta, Calif. – This week (Oct. 18-24) is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department i...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearms

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On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, about 7:01 AM, La Quinta Special Enforcement Team deputies served a weapons related search warrant at the 79000 block of Vista Coralina Lane, in La Quinta. During the search warrant service, deputies located a stole...

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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Possession of Narcotics for Sales

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On Thursday, October 8, 2020, about 7:52 PM, La Quinta Special Enforcement Team deputies conducted an occupied vehicle check at Washington Street and Channel Dr., in La Quinta. Eddie Zazueta, 34 of Bermuda Dunes, was arrested for possession of nar...

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Posted on: October 4, 2020

Body of Lost Hiker Found

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On October 3, 2020, about 1:27 P.M., deputies from the Thermal station received a call of a missing hiker in the La Quinta Cove hiking trail.  The hiker had left on October 1, 2020, and did not return home.

On October 4, 2020, about 6:00 A...

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Posted on: October 3, 2020

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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On Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 3:15 a.m., Thermal Station deputies responded to the 49000 block of Grapefruit Blvd. in Coachella. Jose Angel Sanchez, 19 of Indio, was arrested for firing a handgun at a moving vehicle. The victim was uninjured by...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Deputy Involved Shooting

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The suspect was identified as 66 year old Randy Fedorchuk from La Quinta. 

This is an ongoing investigation anyone with information regarding this incident in encouraged to contact D.A. Investigator Steve Paixao at 760-863-8216 or Investiga...

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Thermal Station
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Search Warrant Service/Weapons Arrest

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On September 8, 2020, about 6:10 PM, the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) served a weapons related search warrant within the 49100 block of Pluma Verde Place, Coachella.  Ulises Serrano-Cortez, 23 of Coachella and Adrian Serrano-Cor...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Series of Commercial Burglaries

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On August 12, 2020, The Thermal Sheriff’s Station patrol jurisdiction and neighboring cities of Indio, Palm Desert, Thousand Palms, and Cathedral City began experiencing a series of window smash commercial burglaries. Investigators from ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Kidnapping / Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest

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On August 18, 2020, deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District were conducting a shooting investigation.  The suspect, Gutberto Rodriguez, 29 of Mecca was located in the area of Lincoln Street and Avenu...

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Thermal Station
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Robbery

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On September 2, 2020 around 9:00 PM, Thermal Station deputies assigned to the city of La Quinta responded to 43632 Washington Street, La Quinta (Quick Quack carwash) regarding a commercial robbery with a firearm.  During the incident, the...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Carjacking Arrest

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On Monday, August 31, 2020, at 10:39 AM a carjacking at gunpoint was reported in the area of Avenue 78 and Fillmore Street, within the unincorporated area of Thermal.  At about 5:36 PM the suspect vehicle was located by deputies in the ar...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Firearm

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On Sunday, August 30, 2020, at 10:33 PM, Coachella Deputies responded to the 49000 block of Avenida De Plata for a report of shots fired. Witnesses reported hearing 5 to 7 gunshots with an unknown suspect vehicle leaving at a high rate of speed. A...

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Thermal Station
Posted on: August 30, 2020

Homicide

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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Central Homicide Unit has been working toward developing leads on a homicide that occurred on September 24, 2019, in the unincorporated area of Indio. The investigation identified the suspects as...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Gang Members Arrested for Multiple Violent Crimes

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On Thursday, August 27th, 2020, the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force concluded a follow-up investigation into a string of violent crimes that occurred between June 29th, 2020 and August 25th, 2020 that occurred within the areas of Co...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Agricultural Theft

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On August 26, 2020, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Thermal Station, Agricultural Liaison, and Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team, responded to the area of 86 Expressway and Lincoln Street...

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