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Posted on: August 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Residential Burglary Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Residential Burglary Arrest
Station Area:Rancho Mirage
Written Date:August 5, 2020Time:3:15 PM
Incident Date:August, 5, 2020Time:8:34 AM
Incident Location:72000 block of Desert Drive, Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Christopher Ternes
File Number(s):S202180041


Reese Westenberger

On August 5, 2020, at 8:34 am, Palm Desert Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an in-progress burglary located in the 72000 block of Desert Drive, Rancho Mirage.  The victim had surveillance footage depicting the suspect shattering the bedroom window, and entering the residence.  Upon deputies arrival, the suspect fled from the residence. An area check was completed, where the suspect was located in the 72000 block of Highway 111, Rancho Mirage.  The suspect was identified as, Reese Westenberger, 55 years of Anaheim.  During his arrest, Westenberger was in possession of the victims property. Westenberger was transported to the Riverside County Jail in Indio.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Michael Troyer (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident # S202180041.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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