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Posted on: October 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrested on 1 Million Dollar Arrest Warrant



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member Arrested on 1 Million Dollar Arrest Warrant
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:October 28, 2021Time:4:30 PM
Incident Date:October 28, 2021Time:12:15 PM
Incident Location:49000 block of Highway 74 in Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):GE213010001

Robert Cruz


On Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 12:15 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted an arrest warrant service in a residential area located in the 49000 block of Highway 74 in Palm Desert. Gang Task Force Officers located documented criminal street gang member Robert “Lil Rob” Cruz, 40 of Coachella, as he was delivering furniture to a residence for a local furniture store where he is employed as a delivery man. Cruz was taken into custody without incident on a 1 Million Dollar Arrest Warrant for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Witness Intimidation. Cruz had evaded capture since June of 2021 when the warrant was issued for his arrest. Cruz was subsequently booked at John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Deputy Henson at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Riverside County Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601.

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