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Press Release CR #2008C-2348

On August 9, 2020, at approximately 2119 hours, Cathedral City Police Department (CCPD) officers were dispatched to the area of 68500 McCallum Road regarding numerous reports of shots being fired in the area. One witness informed CCPD that the suspect was firing a shotgun over residential rooftops. Officers arrived on scene and through witness accounts and their initial investigation, discovered the gunfire came from a residence in the 68500 block of McCallum Road. Officers surrounded the residence and made numerous loudspeaker announcements requesting the suspect exit the residence. The suspect refused to exit the residence and barricaded inside.

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Homicide Suspect arrest / 2004C-0910

On April 4, 2020, at approx. 1945 hours, Cathedral City Police Department (CCPD) officers were dispatched to the area of Avenida Juarez and McCallum Way regarding multiple gunshots heard in the area.  A short period of time later, officers were dispatched to a second call in the area – a traffic collision involving a vehicle that ran off of the roadway and collided with a tree in the area of McCallum Way and Avenida Alvera.  At the traffic collision scene, officers discovered a male inside of the vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers and Cathedral City Fire paramedics arrived and attempted life-saving efforts.  Unfortunately, the male succumbed to his wounds at the scene and was pronounced deceased.  CCPD detectives arrived and initiated a homicide investigation.

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Shooting Investigation / #2004C-0910

On April 4, 2020, at approx. 1945 hours, Cathedral City Police Department (CCPD) officers were dispatched to the area of Avenida Juarez and McCallum Way regarding multiple gunshots heard in the area.  A short period of time later, officers were dispatched to a second call in the area – a traffic collision involving a vehicle that ran off of the roadway and collided with a tree in the area of McCallum Way and Avenida Alvera.  At the traffic collision scene, officers discovered a male inside of the vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

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Shooting Investigation / #2003C-5346

On March 23, 2020, at approximately 1844 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received 911 telephone calls reporting gunfire heard in the area of Avenida La Vista and Tortuga Road (located in the in the Panorama residential neighborhood of Cathedral City).  Police were dispatched and arrived at a residence in the 29000 block of Avenida La Vista at 1850 hours.  Inside the home, Police located at least one adult male and one juvenile gunshot victim that required medical care.  Cathedral City Police Paramedics arrived to treat the gunshot victims and handled the medical transport of the juvenile.

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Press Release – Homicide / 1910C-0971

On October 4, 2019, at approximately 2315 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received multiple 911 telephone calls reporting gunshots in the 32500 Block of Navajo Trail, Cathedral City. More calls to the police were received at 2316 reporting a shooting incident at that location.  Cathedral City Police responded to the area (arriving at 2320 hours) and found two adult males on a residential sidewalk, suffering from an unknown number of gunshot wounds.  Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics responded to assist, began emergency-medical treatment and transported both shooting victims to Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC).  Unfortunately, one of the victims has succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and has been pronounced deceased. 

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Homicide Investigation / #1909C-5692

On September 25, 2019, at approximately 0034 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received multiple 911 telephone calls reporting gunshots in the 30900 Block of San Gabriel Circle, Cathedral City.  Cathedral City Police responded to the area (arriving at 0036 hours) and found an adult male suffering from an unknown number of gunshots to his body.  Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics responded to assist, began emergency-medical treatment and transported the victim to Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC).  Unfortunately, the male succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced deceased. 

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Arrest of Homicide suspect from CCPD case 8-19-19

On August 19, 2019 at approximately 0052 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received 911 calls, regarding a disturbance in the area of the 68300 Block of Madrid Road.  Cathedral City Police officers responded to the area (arriving at 0101 hrs.) and found an adult male (later identified as Alberto Alvarez) on the street/sidewalk area suffering from an undetermined number of gunshots to his body.  CCPD officers started immediate life-saving efforts until Cathedral City Fire Paramedics responded to transported him to Desert Regional Medical Center for emergency medical care.

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Press Release – PACT 1908P-4107

On August 22, 2019, at approximately 0701 HRS., Officers and Investigators from the Coachella Valley Post-Release Accountability Compliance Team (PACT) were attempting a warrant service at a location known as the Marquis Villas Resort, in the City of Palm Springs.

While officers were attempting entry into the hotel room, a fleeing occupant fired a round from a shotgun, while inside of one of the rooms. Officers secured all occupants of the residence and found no one injured. After completing their investigation, they were able to determine the person with the shotgun, discharged a round accidentally, into the wall of the interior of a bedroom, almost striking another occupant in another room.

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Press Release 187 1908-4063.1

On August 19, 2019 at approximately 0052 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received 911 calls, regarding a disturbance in the area of the 68300 Block of Madrid Road.  Cathedral City Police officers responded to the area (arriving at 0101 hrs.) and found an adult male on the street/sidewalk area suffering from an undetermined number of gunshots to his body.  CCPD officers started immediate life-saving efforts until Cathedral City Fire Paramedics responded to transported him to Desert Regional Medical Center for emergency medical care.

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