Press Release Case #1812C-2433

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Cathedral City Police (760) 770-0300

Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 – pherrera@cathedralcity.gov
Type of Case: Theft incident – Arrest made / Case #1812C-2433

Date/Time Reported: December 11, 2018 / 3:37 PM
Location of Occurrence: 32500 Block of Shifting Sands Trail, Cathedral City

VICTIM INFORMATION:
Name: Not for release
Age: Not for release
City of Residence: Not for release

ARRESTEE INFORMATION:
Name: Not for release – currently (adult male and adult female)
Age: Not for release – currently
City of Residence: Cathedral City, CA

Synopsis of Incident:
On Tuesday, December 11th 2018, A Cathedral City Police detective was traveling in the area of the 32500 Blk. of Shifting Sands Trail in Cathedral City. He observed a female adult run to the front door area of a residence where packages had just been delivered. The female grabbed two boxes from the front door and ran to an awaiting vehicle. The female entered the vehicle and the driver fled from the scene. The suspects apparently did not know their crime was witnessed by a police detective and the detective directed uniformed police officers to the vehicle, which was stopped by patrol officers. Patrol officers watched as the female passenger tried to discard narcotics out of the window of the car, again thinking she would not be seen. Both the driver and the female theft suspect were identified by the police detective and both were placed under arrest. The stolen packages were located inside the vehicle and the ownership of the packages was confirmed; the packages were returned to the owner/victim. (A side note is that the boxes contained medical-related items for a child who recently had open-heart surgery.) Both suspects were booked at the Riverside County Jail for theft charges and unrelated narcotics charges. The Cathedral City Police Department is encouraging its entire resident to remain aware that during the holiday season, package theft is on the rise and thieves employ different methods for completing their crimes. We encourage residents to refrain from leaving delivered packages outdoors and remain aware of their surroundings and suspicious people and vehicles.

End of media release.

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