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Posted on: October 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Grand Theft Arrests



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Grand Theft Arrests
Station Area:Desert Center
Written Date:October 24, 2021Time:4:00 PM
Incident Date:October 24, 2021Time:9:59 AM
Incident Location:44000 block of Ragsdale Rd., Desert Center
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mike McTigue
File Number(s):A212970011


On October 24, 2021, at 9:59 AM, deputies from the Colorado River Station responded to the 44000 block of Ragsdale Rd., in the unincorporated area of Riverside County, regarding a theft in progress.  Property owners reported seeing several male subjects stealing catalytic converters and other vehicle parts from the location. The suspects also caused damage to vehicles on the property. The suspects fled the area in a vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 10. Deputies intercepted the suspect vehicle as it exited at Cottonwood Springs Rd. The suspects were stopped and detained without incident. Robert Pruitte, age 50 of Salton City, and Jesse Jasso, 56 of Indio, were arrested for Grand Theft, Felony Vandalism, and Conspiracy.

Anyone with additional information can contact Deputy Ruvalcaba from the Colorado River Station at 760-921-7300.

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

Robert Pruitte
Jesse Jasso

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