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Media release regarding SCAM / Public safety announcement

Information has been received by the Cathedral City Police Department that someone is calling citizens at random and telling them they are a police sergeant with the Cathedral City Police Department and they have an arrest warrant for them.  They are then requesting money or giving directions to deposit money into an account. This is not true, it is a SCAM.  The Cathedral City Police Department – nor any other police department – will demand money for an arrest warrant, in lieu of jail.  Warrants are paid at the court – not to a police officer!  Please disregard any phone calls or callers making these claims. The Cathedral City Police Department will not call you and notify you of a warrant and will not threaten to arrest you if you do not pay for the warrant.  This is a SCAM. 

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Press Release 1902C-2700 – Drowning Death

On Tuesday 02/12/19 at 9:51 PM, Cathedral City Police officers along with Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics were dispatched to an address in the 29300 Block of Avenida LaPaz regarding a baby that was not breathing. Police officers arrived on scene and started CPR on a 11-month-old male toddler. Fire Dept. paramedics arrived and immediately transported the child to Desert Regional Medical Center while attempting to revive the child. The child was immediately attended to by emergency and pediatric medical staff. The child was then prepared for an emergency helicopter flight to Loma Linda University Medical Center where medical staff worked tirelessly to revive him. He remained on pediatric life-support until he passed away on 02/18/19.

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Press Release – Officer involved shooting 1901C-2707

Cathedral City Police are investigating a shooting incident, which happened at about 4:50 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to a scene near Date Palm Drive and McCallum Way, regarding a disturbance between a male and female, reported at 4:42 p.m. A Cathedral City police officer arrived a short time after, at which point the officer saw a Hispanic male shoot a Hispanic female, killing her.

The incident happened in front of the officer. The suspect immediately began shooting at the officer, striking the officer’s police vehicle several times. The officer then returned fire, striking the suspect. Cathedral City Fire Department paramedics were immediately dispatched to assist with emergency medical aid. The suspect was then transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

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Press Release – Gun Buyback Program 2018

The Cathedral City Police Department completed a “Gun Buyback Program” for December 2018. The Cathedral City Gun Buyback Program rewarded the voluntary surrender of firearms, while engaging our community towards a common goal of reducing gun violence. The event was created as an anonymous turn-in process in which individuals drove their vehicles up and surrendered their weapons, no questions asked. Those turning in guns were given gift cards from various local retailers and businesses. The guns then become property of the police department. The serial numbers were checked and the guns will be scheduled for destruction. As of the time of this release, there are over 50 guns that have been turned in. Handguns amounted for almost half of the guns turned in and rifles amounted to the other half. At least two “assault-type” rifles – as classified by the State of California – were turned in. The Cathedral City Police Department worked in partnership with Falcon Brands Inc. who assisted in funding this anti-crime program, which was a great success

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Press Release – CCPD Gun Buyback

The Cathedral City Police Department has organized a “Gun Buyback Program” for December 2018.  The Cathedral City Gun Buyback Program will reward the voluntary surrender of firearms, while engaging our community towards a common goal of reducing gun violence. It is an anonymous process in which individuals can surrender their weapons, no questions asked.

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