Indio Police Serve Warrants, Arrest 8 In Violent Crime Investigations

Indio Police Serve Warrants, Arrest 8 In Violent Crime Investigations

News Staff

Police serving search warrants in Indio in relation to violent crime investigations arrested eight people, including four teenagers, an officer said Wednesday.

The Indio Police Department served warrants at six homes in the city about 5 a.m. Tuesday, department spokesman Ben Guitron said. Officers arrested four teenage boys, three men and a woman, and recovered three loaded firearms and body armor from some of the homes searched, he said.

Andrew Regalada, 20, and Jonathan Bates, 21, were both taken into custody on suspicion of witness intimidation.

Jesus Delarosa, 20, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for an attack involving a vehicle, and Marcelina Avila, 45, was booked on six unspecified misdemeanor warrants.

The four teens — a 15-year-old, a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds — were arrested on charges including firearm possession, ammunition possession, witness intimidation and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Guitron.

The adults were taken to the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, and the teens were taken to Indio Juvenile Hall.

Bates and Delarosa both remained jailed Wednesday — with bail for the former set at $1 million and the latter’s set at $25,000.

The other two adults were no longer in custody Wednesday, jail records indicated.

The Indio Police Department made the arrests with the assistance of several other Coachella Valley law enforcement agencies, Guitron said.