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DUI/Driver License Checkpoint

The Cathedral City Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on September 4, 2021, within the city limits of Cathedral City, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

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Armed Robbery Investigation / #2101C-4249

On January 16, 2021, at approximately 1930 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received a 911 telephone call reporting an assault and robbery of a male subject in the area of Ave La Paz/ Vista Chino Rd. The male victim was located, who reported being assaulted and robbed by two Hispanic Adult Males. The victim indicated one of the assailants was armed with a handgun. During the assault the male victim was robbed of his wallet. The suspects(s) were seen fleeing in a gray/white 4-door sedan. The robbery was documented by patrol and forwarded to CCPD Detective Bureau for follow-up.

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Shooting Investigation / #2012C-0465

On December 2, 2020, at approximately 1320 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received 911 telephone calls reporting gunfire heard in the area of Ramon Rd/ Landau Blvd. Police were dispatched and arrived within minutes of the initial call. Police located evidence of a shooting between at least two adult males along the north side of the Ramon Rd. at Avenida La Paloma.

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Press Release 1907C-6824

On July 28, 2019, at approximately 0345 hours, Cathedral City Police responded to numerous calls of gun shots heard in the area of Mission Dr./ San Antonio. Several officers responded to the area and arrived within minutes of the initial call(s). Officers began an intensive search and located the victim of the shooting at the listed intersection. The victim indicated he was in the area when his vehicle was shot at numerous times. The victim was struck during the shooting and sustained a non-life-threatening injury to his upper torso. The victim was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center by CCFD. Officers continued to search the area for a dark colored sedan occupied by at least three unidentified males, however they were unable to locate anyone involved.

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Rio Vista Elementary

On June 6, 2019, at approximately 0855 hours, Cathedral City Police received a call of a subject armed with a handgun seen in the desert area north/west of the Rio Vista Elementary School. Several officers responded to the area and began and intensive search to locate the described subject. On arrival at the school, the watch commander informed school staff, and as a precaution the school was placed on lockdown. Officers continued to search the area and located the subject in the 26700 block of Rio Bolsa. The subject was momentarily detained and found to be in possession of a BB gun. It was later determined there was no crime and the subject was released. The school was informed of the detention and resumed normal school operation shortly after 09:20 am.

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