Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Fatal Traffic Crash Case #2305c-2070 Press Release

Date: May 14, 2023

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

Issuing Employee: Sergeant Barnett
Type of Case: Fatal Traffic Crash/ 2305C-2070
Date/Time Reported: May 14, 2023, at 0607 hours
Location of Occurrence: 67300 blk Mission Drive, Cathedral City

Name: Withheld pending notification
Age: 78 years of age
City of Residence: Cathedral City

Name: Heber Alexander Henriquez
Age: 34 years of age
City of Residence: Cathedral City
Charge: 187 PC & 20001 (b)(2) CVC
Booked into John J. Benoit Detention Center

Synopsis of Incident:
On May 14, 2023, at approximately 0607 hours, Cathedral City Fire responded to a call of a male on the ground with head injuries. When Cathedral City Fire arrived, the male was in full arrest, and Paramedics noticed injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. Cathedral City Police responded and, upon arriving, found evidence of a hit-and-run traffic crash. Paramedics could not revive the male, who succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Based on evidence located at the scene, it appears the pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk when a vehicle went onto the sidewalk and crashed into the pedestrian and fled the area. Officers were able to identify the type of vehicle and, upon conducting an area search, located the suspect vehicle and suspected (Heber Alexander Henriquez) driver, who was arrested for 187 PC & 20001 (b)(2) CVC and booked into the John J. Benoit Detention Center. At this time, alcohol does appear to be a factor in this traffic crash.

If you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact the Cathedral City Police at (760) 770-0300 / Sergeant Marc Robles at (760) 202-2416; or via the Cathedral City Police Department website at:; or email You may also report information anonymously through Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers, by calling (760) 341-STOP; or through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME or Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward

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