Press Releases

Posted on: September 30, 2022

Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Arrest

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Matthew Allert

File # Y222730002

Details:

On September 30, 2022, at 12:11 AM, Thermal Station deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit with Eduardo Antonio Felix, a 38-year-old resident of Coachella. The vehicle pursuit was init...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Suspect Arrested for Theft of Power Tools

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Oscar Gutierrez

File # LA222720032

Details:

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, about 10:54 AM, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to a theft in progress that occurred at a business in the 79900 block of Highway 111 in the Ci...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Suspect arrested for harassing juveniles

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Porfirio Rubio 

File # C222660006

Details:

On Friday, September 23, 2022, at 10:38 AM, deputies assigned to the Thermal Station responded to a school in the 86100 block of 66th Avenue in Thermal regarding a Hispanic female...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Barricaded Suspect in La Quinta

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Reporting Deputy: Lieutenant Andy Martinez

File # LA222690071

Details:

On Monday, September 26, 2022, at 7:36 PM, deputies assigned to the Thermal Station responded to an assault with a handgun inside a residence in the 78800 block of W. Harland Drive in La ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2022

Suspect Rams Police Cars in an Attempt to Escape

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Matthew Allert

File # Y222670026

Details:

On September 25, 2022, at 1:25 AM, Thermal Station deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit with Jose J. Lopez Jr. in the 47000 block of Indio Blvd. in the city of Indio. Lopez was wante...

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Posted on: September 24, 2022

Major Injury Traffic Collision

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Kyle LaFond

File # LA222660069

Details:

On Friday, September 23, 2022, La Quinta deputies responded to a major injury traffic collision involving a golf cart just before 8:30 pm. The collision occurred on Shoal Creek Street, south ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Robbery/Purse Theft Suspect Apprehended

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Reporting Deputy: Corporal Phillip Lorton

File # LA222640053

Details:

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 6:28 PM, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to a robbery that occurred at a business in the 79200 block of Highway 111 in the city of La Quint...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Suspect arrested in Sexual Assault

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant David Aldrich

File # Y221380017

Details:

On May 18, 2022, at 9:46 AM, Thermal Station patrol deputies responded to the 83800 block of Airport Boulevard in Thermal, reference a 15-year-old female that was sexually assaulted by an 18...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Pursuit of Suspected Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Driver and Weapons Arrest

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III

File # Y222630030

Details:

On September 20, 2022, at 1:30 P.M., members of the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) attempted to stop a grey sedan in the area of Avenue 54 and Cesar Chavez Street in Coachella, d...

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Posted on: September 18, 2022

Major Injury Collision/ Driving Under the Influence Arrest

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mark Chlarson

File # LA222610028

Details:

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 4:49 PM Thermal Station deputies responded to a report of a major injury collision at the intersection of Avenue 48 and Dune Palms Drive in the city of La ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2022

One Person Arrested in Shooting Investigation

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant David Aldrich

File # Y222600018

Details:

On September 17, 2022, at 8:08 AM, Thermal Station patrol deputies responded to the 84100 block of Tera Vista in the city of Coachella, reference a shooting that had just occurred. The inves...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Robbery Suspect Apprehended

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant David Smith

File # LA222530056

Details:

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, about 7:19 PM, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to a robbery that occurred at a business in the 79200 Block of Highway 111 in the city of La Quinta...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Intoxicated Teacher Arrested

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Nicolas Lingle

File # C222550012

Details:

Monday, September 12, 2022, at 10:17 am, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to the 86100 block of Avenue 66 in Thermal regarding reports of an intoxicated teacher on a local school...

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Posted on: September 11, 2022

Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Domestic Assault, and False Imprisonment

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Matthew Allert

File # C222510035

Details:

On September 8, 2022, at 7:46 PM, Thermal Station patrol deputies were flagged down in the 91000 block of 5th Street in Mecca, reference a 42-year-old female who was kidnapped, beaten, stra...

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Posted on: September 10, 2022

Kidnapping/Assault with the Intent of Committing a Sexual Act Arrest

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant David Aldrich

File # C222490024

Details:

On September 6, 2022, at 3:10 PM, Thermal Station patrol deputies responded to the 55000 block of Calhoun Street in Thermal to investigate a kidnapping attempt. The investigation revealed th...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Child Death Investigation

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ben Ramirez

File # Y222510044

Update:

On September 16, 2022, around 7:00 p.m., a third suspect, identified as Miriam Silva, a 38-year-old resident of Coachella, turned herself in to the Thermal Sheriff’s Station. Silva wa...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Homicide - Update

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ed Baeza

File # Y222450057

Update:

On September 6, 2022 and September 7, 2022, Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit served several search warrants in connection with this homicide investigation. Investigators identified and...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18-24

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III/Sergeant Kyle Lafond

File # N/A

Details:

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18-24

Coachella, La Quinta Calif. – During Child Passenger Safety Week, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Depa...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

September is Pedestrian Safety Month

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III/Sergeant Kyle Lafond

File # N/A

Details:

Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

Coachella, La Quinta, Calif. – September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and the Riverside...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Suspicious Death

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Richard Carroll

File # Y222370002

Details:

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 2:03 AM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Thermal Station, responded to the area of Vista Del Norte and Grenache Lane in ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Search Warrant / Burglary Suspect Arrested

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III

File # Y222360001

Details:

On August 25, 2022, at 1:20 P.M., members of the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), with the assistance of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT), s...

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Posted on: August 27, 2022

Driving Under the Influence and Driver’s License Checkpoint Update

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III

File # N/A

Update:

On August 26, 2022, deputies conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at Cesar Chavez and 4th Street within the city of Coachella, between the hours of 8:00 pm and 2:00 am. The chec...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Theft of Diesel Fuel Arrest

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mark Chlarson

File # C222270012

Details:

On Monday, August 15, 2022, at 4:25 PM Thermal Station deputies responded to a report of diesel fuel being stolen from the Mecca Travel Center. When deputies arrived, they contacted two male...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Deputies Apprehend Suspect After Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III

File # Y222220053

Details:

On August 10, 2022, at 6:05 P.M., patrol deputies assigned to the city of Coachella and members of the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), responded to a report of an armed subject i...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Homicide

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Richard Carroll

File # Y222190020

Details:

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 4:48 AM, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to a residence in the 84000 block of Fiesta Road in Coachella in reference to a shooting call at the loca...

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Posted on: August 7, 2022

Hiker Rescue

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Nicolas Lingle

File # LA222190023

Details:

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 10:31 am, deputies assigned to the city of La Quinta, responded to the La Quinta Cove Hiking Trail regarding a hiker in need of rescue. During the hike, the h...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Office of Highway Safety Summer Mobilization Enforcement

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant C. Olsen

File # N/A

Details:

La Quinta, Calif. – As the summer travel season wraps up, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, city of La Quinta, reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the in...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

August is Back to School Safety Month: Slow Down and Look for Children in School Zones

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant C Olsen

File # N/A

Details:

La Quinta, Calif. – As students head back to the classroom, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, city of La Quinta, reminds parents and residents to follow the speed limit and b...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation - Update

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant C Olsen

File # N/A

Update:

29 Cited During Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Operation

La Quinta, Calif. –The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, city of La Quinta, issued 29 citations in areas with high bicycle/pede...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Office of Highway Safety Summer Mobilization Enforcement

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos II

File # N/A

Details:

Coachella, Calif. – As the summer travel season wraps up, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs....

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Fatal Traffic Collision

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant  LaFond

File # LA222120018

Details:

On Sunday, July 31, 2022, La Quinta deputies responded to a major injury traffic collision involving two vehicles just after 9:40 a.m. The collision occurred at the intersection of Seely...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Suspicious Death Investigation / Homicide

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ed Baeza

File # C221950005

Update:

Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit have arrested three suspects in connection with this case. They have been identified as Hector Ramiro Yamanaka, 44-year-old; Daisy Gil Cabrera, 34-year...

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