Press Releases

Posted on: September 21, 2021

Child Passenger Safety Week

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Coachella, Ca. – As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department wants to make sure your child is in the right child safety seat.

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 19-25 and focuses on educating parents and caregivers ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Solicitation of Prostitution, Maintaining a House for Prostitution or Lewdness Arrest

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On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 4:00 PM, the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team with the assistance of the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) served a search warrant at the 78-000 block of Highway 111, in La Quinta rega...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Summer Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Mobilization

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Coachella, Calif. – As friends and family plan vacations during the final days of summer, The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is reminding everyone to stay safe by always choosing a sober way to go.

No matter how you choos...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Pedestrian Safety Month

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September is Pedestrian Safety Month: Be Predictable, Look Out for One Another

Coachella, Calif. – As part of Pedestrian Safety Month, The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is supporting efforts throughout September to impro...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Search Warrant / Weapons and Narcotic Sales Arrest

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On August 26, 2021, at 12:09 P.M., deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), and the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT), served an arrest warrant in the 65-900 block of Harrison Street in the...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Convicted Felon / Gang Member Weapons Arrest

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On August 16, 2021, at 8:45 A.M., members of the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) conducted a Parole compliance check at a residence in the 83-000 block of Avenue 50 in the city of Coachella. Located and seized during the compliance check wa...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Search Warrant Arrests

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On August 13, 2021, at 6:00 A.M., deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), with the assistance of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT), the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Grand Theft Arrest

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On Thursday, July 29, 2021, the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team conducted a follow-up investigation that stemmed from a grand theft of copper wire from the 78000 block of Highway 111, in the city of La Quinta. The theft occurred on July 26, 202...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Grand Theft Investigation Arrests

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On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team conducted a follow-up investigation that stemmed from a grand theft of power tools and other miscellaneous tools from the 78000 block of Highway 111, in the city of La Quinta. The...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Back to School Traffic Awareness

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Coachella and La Quinta, Calif. – As students and staff return to schools for in-person instruction, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone to keep the safety of students in mind when traveling around schools.

This includes stop...

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Thermal Station
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Homicide

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On July 27, 2021, at 8:43 p.m., deputies assigned to the Thermal Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the area of Fifth St. and Vine Ave., Coachella. Upon arrival, deputies located a male vi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2021

Robbery Arrest

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On July 22, 2021, at 11:04 A.M., Thermal Station deputies responded to the area of Jackson Street and Avenue 52 regarding a robbery. Deputies learned the victim was assaulted and held at knifepoint while he was robbed of his belongings.  ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Homicide

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On July 21, 2021, at about 7:43 a.m., during a routine safety check of the inmates at the John Benoit Detention Center (JBDC), staff found an unresponsive inmate inside a housing unit. Additional staff responded, and found the inmate had significa...

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