Press Releases

Posted on: February 24, 2024

DUI Saturation/Safety Enforcement Operation

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Patrick Mushinskie

File # Multiple

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City of La Quinta- On February 23, 2024, the Thermal Sheriff’s Station/ La Quinta Traffic Team, conducted an enforcement operation focused on drivers suspected of driving under ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Distracted Driving Enforcement Results

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mark Chlarson

File # N/A

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30 Citations Issued For Hands-Free Cell Phone Violations 

La Quinta, Calif. – 30 drivers were cited for hands-free cell phone violations during a distracted driving enforcement operation on...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Distracted Driving Enforcement

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mark Chlarson

File # N/A

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City of La Quinta Focuses on the Dangers of Distracted Driving

La Quinta, Calif. – On February 9th, 2024, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an enforcement operat...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

2024 Super Bowl Enforcement

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Thomas Anderson

File # N/A

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Kick Off Super Bowl LVIII with a Go Safely Game Plan

Coachella and La Quinta, Calif. – As the excitement builds for Super Bowl LVIII, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office remi...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Convicted Felons Arrested for Weapon Related Charges

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Tom Anderson

File # Y240300010

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On January 30, 2024, at 5:00 a.m., the Coachella Community Action Team, with the assistance of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team, the Coachella Valley Violent Cri...

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Posted on: January 27, 2024

DUI Saturation/Safety Enforcement Operation

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mark Chlarson

File # Multiple 

Details:

City of La Quinta- On January 26, 2024, the Thermal Sheriff’s Station/ La Quinta Traffic Team, conducted an enforcement operation focused on drivers suspected of driving un...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Homicide Investigation - Suspect In-Custody

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Reporting Deputy: Investigator Lance Stoyer

File # Y240140027

Update:

As the investigation into the homicide of Elba Estrada continued, Riverside County Sheriff’s Investigators learned that Marilyn Cardenas was the daughter of Estrada.  Es...

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Posted on: December 30, 2023

DUI Saturation/Safety Enforcement Operation

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mark Chlarson

File # Multiple 

Details:

City of La Quinta- On December 29, 2023, the Thermal Sheriff’s Station/ La Quinta Traffic Team, conducted an enforcement operation focused on drivers suspected of driving u...

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