Press Releases

Posted on: December 3, 2021

Homicide

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On December 3, 2021, Investigators from Central Homicide Unit arrested Benjamin Briones, 60-year-old resident of Thousand Palms for the homicide of Jean Grace Willrich. Briones is a self-employed pool service man. Briones was booked into the John J...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Commercial Burglary Arrests

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Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) conducted further investigation regarding several commercial burglaries that occurred at a local self-storage center during the past few months. BSU identified convicted felon, Blaine Sniffin, 50...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Safety

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Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Encourages Everyone to Buckle Up for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Every Trip, Every Time.

Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Calif. – With millions of families throughout the state expected to hit ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Pre-Holiday Season Driving Under the Influence Enforcement

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Be Safe and Drive Sober This Holiday Season

Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Calif. – Millions of us will be traveling to visit friends and family over the holidays. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages everyone to...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Homicide

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Investigators from the Central Homicide Bureau and Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station conducted a neighborhood canvass and investigatory checkpoints in the area of Fred Waring Dr. and Tennessee Ave., in Palm Desert. Investigators were in searc...

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Palm Desert Station
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Office of Traffic Safety Grant Kickoff - Rancho Mirage

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Riverside Sheriff’s Department / Rancho Mirage Awarded $46,075.00 Grant From the Office of Traffic Safety

Rancho Mirage, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department / Rancho Mirage. will roll out a police traffi...

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Palm Desert Station
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Office of Traffic Safety Grant Kickoff - Palm Desert

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Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station Awarded $50,637.00 Grant From the Office of Traffic Safety

Palm Desert, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Palm Desert Station. will roll out a police traffic services pro...

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Palm Desert Station
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Criminal Threat

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On October 20, 2021, the Palm Desert High School Resource Deputy was notified of a TikTok video that a student had posted on the internet prior to the start of school. The video depicted the student damaging school property and a violent threat ag...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Commercial Burglary Arrests

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Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to reports of several commercial burglaries along the business district corridor in the city of Palm Desert. The suspects in these burglaries entered local businesses, removed expensive me...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

High School Football Game Incident

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On Friday, October 1, Deputies from the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station investigated a stabbing incident that occurred at the Palm Springs vs. Palm Desert football game.

After the initial incident, the Riverside County Sheriff’s D...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

School Bus Safety Week

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Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Calif. – As part of National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 18-22, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department supports efforts throughout the state to encourage drivers to always stop for school buses for...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

National Teen Driver Safety Week

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Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Calif. – As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 17-23, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds parents and guardians the importance of talking to their teen(s) about driving respon...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

National Walk to School Day

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Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Calif.– The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages parents and students to join school-goers from around the country and make the trek to class on foot Oct. 6.

“Walk to School D...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Commercial Burglary Arrest

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Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) conducted further investigation regarding several commercial burglaries that occurred between the dates of September 10, 2021 and September 25, 2021 within the cities of Palm Desert and Rancho Mi...

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