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Posted on: September 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Suspect Arrested for Assault on Peace Officer and Vehicle Theft- COPY



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Suspect Arrested for Assault on Peace Officer and Vehicle Theft
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:08/30/19
Incident Date:08/30/19
Incident Location:88000 block of Avenue 70 in Thermal
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):C192340032


David Cruz

On Friday, August 30, 2019, at 9:30 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted follow-up investigation reference an incident that occurred on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Thermal.  During the initial incident, the suspect later identified as David Cruz, 29 of Thermal, drove a stolen car at a Deputy Sheriff in an attempt to run the deputy over.  The deputy was able to avoid being struck by the vehicle and was uninjured.  Today, Gang Task Force Officers located Cruz near the 88000 block of Avenue 70 in Thermal and took Cruz into custody without incident.  Cruz was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer and Vehicle Theft.  Cruz was booked at the Indio Jail. 

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