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Posted on: December 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burglary Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Burglary Arrest
Station Area:La Quinta
Written Date:December 13, 2020Time:3:03 AM
Incident Date:December 8, 2020Time:12:37 PM
Incident Location:46000 block of Adams Street, La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant George Acevedo
File Number(s):LA203430038


On December 10, 2020, La Quinta Special Enforcement Team deputies conducted a follow-up investigation that stemmed from a burglary occurred at a storage facility located on the 46000 block of Adams Street, in La Quinta. Deputies confirmed at least three additional burglaries occurred at the same location.

On December 12, 2020, deputies located and arrested the suspects in a stolen rental vehicle at a local shopping center; stolen items from the burglaries were found in the vehicle. Deputies later served a property related search warrant at the 78000 block of Avenida La Torres, in La Quinta and seized numerous stolen items linked to the burglaries. Joseph John Romero, 39 of New Mexico, and Diana Romero, 46 of New Mexico, were 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.

Joseph John RomeroDiana Romero 

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