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Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Hit and Run Vehicle Collision with Injury / Case #2109-0439 UPDATE

On September 3, 2021, at approximately 3:03 a.m. the pedestrian from the traffic collision died at Desert Regional Medical Center from his injuries. The pedestrian from the collision was identified as Jose Elias Campuzano, a 44-year-old resident of Cathedral City, CA. On September 3, 2021, Antonio Leon-Sanchez turned himself into Cathedral City Police Officers without incident. Leon-Sanchez admitted to being the driver of the vehicle at the time of the collision. Leon-Sanchez cooperated fully with the investigation.

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Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Hit and Run Vehicle Collision with Injury / Case #2109-0439

On September 2, 2021, at 8:07 p.m., CCPD Officers and CCFD Firefighters were dispatched to an injury collision involving a truck and a pedestrian on Ramon Road, just east of Landau Blvd. CCPD and CCFD responded immediately and arrived on scene moments later. Upon the arrival of CCPD and CCFD, an unconscious male was located in the westbound lanes of Ramon Road. The male had serious injuries to his head and body. He was immediately transported to Desert Regional Medical Center for treatment by CCFD. The male was identified as a 44-year-old Cathedral City resident. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family. The male at the time of this press release is in critical condition at Desert Regional Medical Center.

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Cathedral City Police Department Chiefs Message

Fireworks

As your police chief, it is my pleasure to report to you that our city experienced significantly less illegal fireworks activity this past Fourth of July holiday than in the previous year. In reviewing all calls for service related to illegal fireworks between July 1, 2021, and July 6, 2021, the police department received and responded to 156 fireworks calls. This is significantly much less than the 708 calls for service in the same time period back in 2020.

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Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

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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Press Release Traffic Collision 2108-5582

On August 25, 2021, at approx. 0018 hours, Cathedral City Police Department (CCPD) officers were dispatched to a traffic collision on Ramon Road / Cathedral Canyon. Officers arrived on the scene and found two vehicles with major damage and five occupants with severe injuries. Officers learned the driver from the other vehicle fled on foot from the scene. Cathedral City Fire personnel responded and transported the injured victims to local hospitals. Cathedral City Traffic team responded and took over the investigation.

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Press Release Assualt With Deadly Weapon 2108-5535

On August 24, 2021, at approx. 1834 hours, Cathedral City Police Department (CCPD) officers were dispatched to the area of Date Palm and Dinah Shore regarding a victim that was assaulted with a firearm.
Officers located the suspect vehicle and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle came to a stop on Canyon Vista s/of Ramon Road and three juveniles ran from the vehicle. The driver was immediately detained and a short time later a second suspect was located. A perimeter was established and after a lengthy search the third suspect was not located.

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Police Chief George Crum’s Statement on SRO Program at PSUSD

The Cathedral City Police Department’s School Resource Officer (SRO) program has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Palm Springs Unified School District that dates back to 2000. Over the last two decades, Cathedral City Police Department has had a police officer assigned to meet the needs of students, staff, and visitors. An SRO is highly trained to assess and handle a multitude of issues that happen at school campuses. 

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Press Release Homicide Investigation 187 2106-6156.

On June 26, 2021, at approximately 0238 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received a 911 telephone call reporting a gunshot wound victim in the 31800 Blk of Neuma Drive, Cathedral City. Police were dispatched to the scene where they located an adult male lying in the roadway. The victim appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics. The scene was secured, and Cathedral City Police Detectives initiated a homicide investigation.

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