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Posted on: June 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Assault with a deadly weapon investigation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Assault with a deadly weapon investigation
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:June 17, 2020Time:3:30 PM
Incident Date:April 18, 2020Time:12:00 PM
Incident Location:Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant White
File Number(s):Y201090013/C201690004


On April 18th, 2020 Thermal Station deputies responded to a reported shooting, which occurred in the area of Las Lunas Avenue and Rio Rancho Court in Coachella. The Thermal Station Investigations Bureau assumed the investigation and recently identified a person of interest. On today’s date a residential search warrant was served in the 80800 block of Boulder Avenue in the City of Indio. The search warrant yielded multiple, illegally possessed semi-automatic rifles, a shot gun, 2 kilograms of heroin, ammunition, and cash. Daniel Vargas, 34 years of Indio was arrested and later booked at the county jail in Indio for multiple violations. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Butvidas by calling 760-863-8942.

Daniel Vargas

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