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Posted on: June 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Grand Theft Investigation Leads to One Arrest


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Jamie Lewis

File # LA221560012


Adrian Van Winkle

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team (SET) served a property related search warrant at the 64000 block of Harvest Moon Road, in Desert Hot Springs. The search warrant stemmed from a grand theft incident that was reported on June 5, 2022. The incident occurred at a business located at the 79000 block of Highway 111, in La Quinta on June 3, 2022. The business had reported similar thefts at their other locations out of the area. Adrian Van Winkle, a 28-year-old resident of Desert Hot Springs, was arrested for grand theft, felony vandalism, theft with priors and committing a felony while out on bail. Approximately $10,000 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered. Van Winkle was booked at the John J. Benoit Detention Center.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Belter Martinez at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

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