RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Suspect Arrested for Assault on Peace Officer and Vehicle Theft|
|Station Area:||Gang Task Force|
|Incident Location:||88000 block of Avenue 70 in Thermal|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Paul Heredia|
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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