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Posted on: April 4, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2024

Evading, Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer (Vehicle)

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Lieutenant Nicolas Lingle

File # C240950033

Details:

On April 4, 2024, at 2:16 p.m., members of the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force and the Thermal Sheriff’s Station located a vehicle in the city of Indio with a driver who was suspec...

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Posted on: April 4, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 4, 2024

Deputy-Involved Shooting

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Deirdre Vickers

File # LA240940089

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On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 11:51 p.m., deputies from the Thermal Sheriff's Station were dispatched to the 44000 block of Vista Dunes Lane, La Quinta, regarding an assault wi...

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Posted on: April 3, 2024

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Tom Anderson

File # N/A

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Stay Focused, Stay Safe: Get Off Your Apps
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Coachella and La Quinta, Calif. – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a time to put safet...

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Thermal Station
Posted on: March 30, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 30, 2024

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Results

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Tom Anderson

File # Multiple

Details:

Coachella, Calif.—The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Thermal Station, conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, Ma...

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Posted on: March 27, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 27, 2024

Homicide

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant  Jarred Bishop

File # C240850001

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On March 25, 2024, at 12:05 a.m., deputies assigned to the Thermal Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the 71000 block of Miramar Drive, Mecca, in reference to an assaul...

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Posted on: March 22, 2024

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Tom Anderson

File # N/A

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Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Thermal Station, Holding Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint March 29, 2024

Coachella, Calif. – On March 29, 2024, the Riverside County...

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Posted on: March 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 20, 2024

Commercial Burglary Suspect Arrested

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Patrick Mushinskie

File # LA240570006

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Between February and March 2024, numerous businesses throughout the Coachella Valley were victims of window-smash burglaries. Members of the Thermal Sheriff Station’s La Quin...

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Posted on: March 15, 2024

24 Citations Issued For Hands-Free Cell Phone Violations

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mark Chlarson

File # N/A

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La Quinta, Calif. – 24 drivers were cited for hands-free cell phone violations during a distracted driving enforcement operation on 03/15/2024.

“Despite repeated efforts to warn ...

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Thermal Station
Posted on: March 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 8, 2024

City of Coachella Tobacco Compliance Checks

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Tom Anderson

File # N/A

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On March 07, 2024, deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team carried out a Minor Decoy Operation as part of a tobacco sales compliance check. The Minor Decoy Operation utilized indivi...

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Thermal Station
Posted on: March 8, 2024

St. Patrick's Day Safety Enforcement Operation

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Tom Anderson

File # N/A

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Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day Responsibly: Designate a Sober Driver, Your Lucky Charm

Coachella and La Quinta, Calif. – With the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations fast approaching, the Riverside Coun...

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Thermal Station
Posted on: March 7, 2024

Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mark Chlarson

File # N/A

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City of La Quinta Focuses on the Dangers of Distracted Driving

La Quinta, Calif. – On March 15th, 2024, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an enforcement operatio...

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Posted on: March 23, 2024

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Chlarson

File # N/A

Update:

1 drug arrest and 14 citations issued at La Quinta DUI Checkpoint

La Quinta, Calif. – On 03/22/2023, 14 drivers were cited for being unlicensed and there were no arrests for DUI at a DUI checkpo...

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Thermal Station
Posted on: February 29, 2024

Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Grants

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Timothy White

File # N/A

Details:

On behalf of the County of Riverside, Sheriff Chad Bianco is applying for a total of $86,611 from the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Division Grants & Coopera...

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Posted on: February 24, 2024

DUI Saturation/Safety Enforcement Operation

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Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Patrick Mushinskie

File # Multiple

Details:

City of La Quinta- On February 23, 2024, the Thermal Sheriff’s Station/ La Quinta Traffic Team, conducted an enforcement operation focused on drivers suspected of driving under ...

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