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Posted on: July 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Grand Theft, Felony Vandalism Suspect Arrested



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Grand Theft, Felony Vandalism Suspect Arrested
Station Area:Thousand Palms
Written Date:July 10, 2020Time:5:15 PM
Incident Date:June 2, 2020Time:12:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Incident Location:Edom Hill x Varner Road, Thousand Palms
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Christopher Ternes
File Number(s):TS201540004


Palm Desert Station Special Enforcement Team (SET), conducted further investigation regarding a copper theft from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) radar tower that occurred on June 02, 2020, in the unincorporated area of Edom Hill x Varner Road, Thousand Palms. The radar tower had damages exceeding $50,000.00. SET Deputies identified Caleb Wilcox, 43 of Thousand Palms, as the primary suspect. On July 10, 2020, SET Deputies located and arrested Wilcox in the 73000 block of Ramon Road, Thousand Palms for the Grand Theft and Felony Vandalism.  Wilcox was transported to the Riverside County Jail in Banning.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Jose Rosario or Deputy David Taylor (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #TS201540004. 

Caleb Wilcox

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