Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release – PACT 1908P-4107

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Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 –
Type of Case: Arrests of interest / #1908P-4107

Date/Time Reported: August 22, 2019 / 0701 hrs.
Location of Occurrence: 140 South Calle Encilia Palm Springs, CA

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.

While detaining and searching the occupants they completed an investigation leading to the arrest of four people for the following:

Steven Jones, 20, of Salton Sea, for violation of probation, negligent discharge of a firearm, felony possession of an illegal weapon, child endangerment and charges stemming from a Palm Springs PD vehicle pursuit.

Steven Sanders, 45, of Palm Springs, for violation of probation, felony possession of narcotics for sale and outstanding narcotics warrants.

Alexis Lee Dare, 27, of Palm Springs for stolen vehicle and drug related warrants.

Stephanie Cerda, 30, of Palm Springs for drug offense warrants and felony possession of illegal narcotics (12 opiate-filled syringes).

All three Palm Springs residents are homeless, living within the City of Palm Springs.

All three were booked at the Riv. Co. Jail in Banning.

See attached photos for additional details.

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