• Alleged Vehicle Thief Arrested in Coachella Facing Grand Theft Charges

    A 34-year-old Coachella man suspected of stealing a utility truck and possessing illegal drugs was released from custody Friday. Juan Roberto Gutierrez Galvan was arrested Thursday and booked into the Benoit Detention Center in Indio on suspicion of grand theft auto, possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. Galvan was released on his […]

  • Probationer Arrested, Accused of Stealing Golf Cart

    A probationer was in custody Tuesday, accused of stealing a golf cart from a local business. Deputies responded to a commercial burglary call on March 2 in the 74000 block of Village Center Drive in Indian Wells, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators identified Palm Desert resident Zachary Roberts, 26, as a suspect […]

  • Indio Teenagers Arrested for Alleged Home Burglaries in La Quinta

    A pair of 14-year-old Indio boys were arrested on suspicion of burglarizing two homes in La Quinta, authorities said Friday. Riverside County sheriff’s deputies responded at 2:29 a.m. on Jan. 7 to a report of a residential burglary at a home in the 45200 block of Desert Fox, according to the department. Investigators collected neighborhood […]

  • Authorities: Wanted Indio Man Arrested While Attempting to Steal From Store

    A wanted parolee sought by authorities in connection with numerous thefts at local businesses was in custody Wednesday after being caught by sheriff’s deputies while attempting to steal again, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported. Valentin Tienda, 27, of Indio, was located by the sheriff’s La Quinta Special Enforcement Team inside a local business while […]

  • Man Arrested for Coachella Valley Mail Thefts Pleads Guilty

    A Coachella man recently arrested for his alleged role in a spree of mail thefts from homes throughout La Quinta pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in a separate case related to stealing checks from mailboxes and forging his name on the documents. Arturo Sanchez, 35, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of check fraud, check forgery, […]

  • Man Charged With Palm Desert Jewelry Store Theft

    A man already facing charges for allegedly shoplifting from a Cathedral City Target store, then leading police on a pursuit, was charged Tuesday with snatching nearly $30,000 worth of jewelry from a Palm Desert store. Darquise Smith, 32, of San Bernardino, is accused of stealing two diamond rings from a JCPenney store at the Westfield […]

  • Two Men Arrested for Alleged Desert Hot Springs Home Burglary

    Two men who allegedly broke into a Desert Hot Springs home early Friday morning were caught in a getaway vehicle nearby with cash and valuables taken from the residence. Robert Pastel, 26, of Mesa, Arizona and Salvador Jimenez Garcia, 31, of Cathedral City, are accused of breaking into a home in the 67000 block of […]

  • Thermal Man Arrested in Possession of 800 Pounds of Stolen Squash

    On Wednesday, May 23, at approximately 3:45 pm, Thermal Station Deputies continued their investigation into recent agricultural thefts from the farming communities of Thermal, Mecca and Oasis. District Deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Avenue 70 and Pierce Street, in the unincorporated community of Thermal. They located approximately 800 pounds of Spaghetti Squash […]

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