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Posted on: October 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Theft from Vehicles



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Theft from Vehicles
Station Area:La Quinta
Written Date:October 28, 2020Time:8:08 AM
Incident Date:October 28, 2020Time:5:19 PM
Incident Location:79000 block of Kara Ct., La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant George Acevedo 
File Number(s):LA202620062

Derek Oakley


On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 5:19 PM, La Quinta Special Enforcement Team deputies served a theft related search warrant at the 79000 block of Kara Court, La Quinta, in connection to a series of thefts in the community. During the search warrant service, deputies located stolen property and evidence items linked to the thefts. Derek Oakley, 18 of La Quinta, was arrested for several theft incidents and additional charges will be sought pending further investigation on the stolen property. Oakley was booked at the John J. Benoit Detention Center. 

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Melissa Rodriguez at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

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

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