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Fatal Collision / #1905C-6929

On 5/31/19 at 0204 hours, CCPD Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle collision at Vista Chino and Landau Blvd.  Upon arrival officers discovered a 2019 Toyota Supra collided into the southeast traffic signal pole, causing significant damage to the front and driver’s side of the vehicle.  CCFD Paramedics were dispatched to the collision, however, the male driver, Isaac Gallardo, 19 years old from Cathedral City was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The passenger, a 20-year old female from Cathedral City was transported to the hospital where she was treated and later released. CCPD traffic investigators are completing their investigation which has revealed the driver was eastbound on Vista Chino and collided with a large traffic signal pole at the south/east portion of the intersection. 

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ABC Decoy Op press release 5-22-19

The Cathedral City Police Department Special Operation Section along with Agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have arrested a 21-year old female for selling alcohol to a minor on May 22, 2019. The actions were the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors under the direct supervision of department agents, attempted to purchase alcohol from several retail licensees in the City of Cathedral City.

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Press Release 187_1905-2890 / Homicide Investigation

On May 13, 2019, at approximately 2005 hours, Cathedral City Police received 911 calls from citizens reporting gunshots heard in the 67100 Block of Santa Barbara Drive. Cathedral City Police Officers responded to the scene and located a male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Cathedral City Fire/Paramedics arrived on scene and began emergency medical treatment.  Unfortunately, lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Cathedral City Police Detectives responded to the scene and have initiated a homicide investigation.  

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Press Release / Fatal traffic collision investigation

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 2:10 A.M. Cathedral City Police officers were dispatched to a traffic collision in the 28400 block of Date Palm Drive.  Upon arrival, they determined a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes of Date Palm Drive.  The pedestrian, a 29-year old male from Banning CA, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  At this time, his identity will not be released, pending notification of next of kin.

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Press Release – Drug Arrest

On April 6, 2019, at approximately 1326 hours, a Cathedral City Police patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Whispering Palms Trl. and Baristo Rd., Cathedral City, for a traffic violation. The driver was found to be unlicensed and the vehicle was towed.  During the inventory of the vehicle prior to impound, officers located approximately 2.36 pounds of heroin inside the vehicle. The driver and passenger were arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and transportation of a controlled substance.  Both the driver and the passenger were booked at Riverside Co. Jail – Indio.

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Press Release – Elder Abuse Investigation / #1904C-1157

On April 5, 2019, at approximately 1809 hrs. Cathedral City Police officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Avenida Andora to investigate a felony assault on an elderly male. During the investigation, CCPD officers learned that a 44-year-old adult-male caretaker physically assaulted an elderly male and took property from him. Officers started their investigation and leaned the victim was a wheelchair-bound and oxygen-dependent 73-year old male and the suspect was related to the victim. The victim was assaulted by his relative/caretaker who struck him with fists and a belt. The relative threatened to kill him, and then took a credit card from him. During the police investigation, Cathedral City Fire Dept. Paramedics arrived and treated the victim for his injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted with multiple injuries. Cathedral City Police officers continued their investigation and tracked the suspect to a location in the City of Cypress in Orange County, CA. Officers from the Cypress Police Department assisted with the investigation and identified the suspect at a motel in their city. Cathedral City police officers responded to the City of Cypress with a search warrant for his vehicle / motel room, arrested the suspect and served the warrant with the assistance of Cypress PD. The suspect was transported back to Cathedral City for an interview, then eventually booked at the Riverside County Jail, Banning for the following charges:

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Press Release – Burglary Prevention

This is a busy time of year in the Coachella Valley. As the weather changes, residents and visitors enjoying the weather, often open windows and doors – and leave them unsecured during the day and in the evening.  This creates opportunity for criminal activity.  The Cathedral City Police Department wants to remind the community to remain aware and safe at all times.  We are providing public-safety information (in the form of the attached flyers) regarding residential-burglary prevention.  Attachments include residential-burglary prevention tips, a Spanish-language version, and information for victims of residential-burglaries.  The information has been provided by the Cathedral City Investigations Bureau.

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Community Police Academy

Get involved with your local Police Department. Come join us for an interactive experience in police work. We are offering a FREE 8-week Community Academy. This weekly class offers a hands-on approach that enables attendees to better understand the role of the police department in their community. You will learn about various divisions within your police department and about volunteer opportunities.

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Press Release CCHS 1903c-0528

On the afternoon of 3-3-19, Cathedral City Police Department was notified about a social-media post involving a possible threat / potential incident at the Cathedral City High School.  Following the protocols outlined in the Riverside County School Threat Assessment and Response, officers immediately began to investigate the threat.  With the assistance of PSUSD Security, officers identified the student at the center of the “threat”, and after a search of the family’s house no evidence was found to support the student made any credible threats toward the school.  The student and family were both cooperative during the investigation.

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