Press Releases

Posted on: March 25, 2020

Burglary, Grand Theft and Conspiracy Arrest

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On December 26, 2019, deputies responded to the 49200 block of Grapefruit Blvd, within the city of Coachella reference a theft from a Coinstar machine that occurred on December 22, 2019.  During the theft an undisclosed amount of US coins...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Hit and Run Traffic Collision

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On Thursday, March 19, 2020, about 9:20 PM, deputies responded to the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Bagdad Avenue within the city of Coachella, reference a hit and run traffic collision.  A male was located lying in the roadway with in...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Lewd Acts With Multiple Children

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On February 21, 2020 deputies from the Thermal Sheriff Station were notified that a Coachella Valley Unified School District, contract employee (Soccer Coach for the ASES Program) had inappropriately touched several students on multiple occasions....

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

DUI/Driver License Checkpoint

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La Quinta, Calif. - Riverside County Sheriff’s Department made 2 DUI arrests while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on March 13, 2020. An additional driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license and for a pr...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Lost Hikers Turned Search and Rescue Operation

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 2:06 PM, deputies received several calls from hikers stranded in the area of Box Canyon and Painted Canyon.  Deputies responded to Box Canyon and found the area flooded and impassible.  CHP H60 responded t...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Assault Causing Great Bodily Injury

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On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 5:55 PM, deputies assigned to the Thermal Sheriff’s Station, were working the Riverside County National Date Festival, when they received a call of a battery in the carnival area of the fair. Deputies contacted...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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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 arriv...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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On March 4, 2020, about 10:24 AM, deputies responded to the 86500 block of Avenue 50, within the city of Coachella reference an assault with a firearm and criminal threats.  Based on the circumstances a search warrant was authored and Riverside C...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Lewd Acts with a Child

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In October of 2019  deputies from the Thermal Sheriff Station were notified that a Coachella Valley Unified School District employee (bus driver) had previously inappropriately touched a student on several occasions. Investigators from the Therma...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Resisting Arrest / Possession of Burglary Tools / Violation of Probation

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On February 26, 2020, at 1:55 PM, Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the city of Coachella responded to a suspicious circumstance in the area of 7th Street and Tripoli Way. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted four subjects ident...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Gang Member Arrested

On February 25, 2020 around 0900 hours, Coachella deputies responded to a residence in the 52200 block of Calle Empalme, Coachella, regarding a family disturbance.  Investigation revealed known gang member Juan Macias, 32 of Coachella, attempted ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2020

Homicide

On Friday, February 21, 2020, at midnight, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 47600 block of Van Buren Street, in the unincorporated area of Indio.

Deputies arrived on scene and found a male suff...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Vehicle Pursuit and DUI Traffic Collision

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On February 18, 2020, about 3:36 PM, a deputy attempted a traffic enforcement stop of a suspected DUI driver, within the city of Coachella.  The vehicle did not yield, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.  The pursuit terminated at Avenu...

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Posted on: February 16, 2020

Stolen Vehicle Arrest

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On February 15, 2020, The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team located a stolen vehicle in the 43100 block of Palm Royal, in the city of La Quinta. A traffic enforcement was conducted. The driver was identified as Joel Martinez, 30-years-old of La Quinta. M...

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Posted on: February 16, 2020

Possession of Stolen Property Arrest

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On January 30, 2020, at 11:39 AM, The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team served a property related search warrant in the 81800 block of Shadow Palm, in the city of Indio. During the search warrant stolen property was recovered that was taken from the cite...

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Posted on: February 15, 2020

Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

On February 14, 2020, at 9:26 PM, Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the city of La Quinta responded to multiple reports of a shooting on the 52000 block of Avenida Mendoza. Deputies arrived on scene and located multiple expended sh...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Vehicle Burglary / Credit Card Fraud Arrest

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On February 13, 2020, at 12:12 PM, The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team located Daniel Arellano, 24-years-old of Indio, in the 78900 block of Highway 111, in the city of La Quinta. Arellano was wanted for questioning regarding a felony evading case and ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales Arrest

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On Monday, February 03, 2020, at 3:26 PM, The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team conducted a pedestrian check in the 79700 block of Highway 111, in the city of La Quinta. During the pedestrian check, it was discovered Matthew Miller, 32-years-old of 1000 ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2020

Homicide

On February 1, 2020, at about 10:50 p.m., deputies assigned to the Thermal Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the 84400 block of Calle Cathron, Coachella. Upon arrival, deputies located the parties involved i...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Domestic Violence Arrest

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On March 21, 2020, at 8:35 PM, La Quinta deputies responded to a domestic violence incident that occurred in the 60100 block of Angora Court, in the city of La Quinta. The investigation revealed the suspect, Marco Collins, 55-years-old o...

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