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Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Reports January 2019

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Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Reports January 2019

Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Total Calls: 

Rancho Mirage – 34

Significant Activity:

No significant activity.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 57

Significant Activity:

No significant activity.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Thursday, January 3, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 45

Significant Activity:

1120 Identity Theft, Possession of a Counterfeit Device, Possession of Narcotics Arrest: Rancho Mirage Police Officers responded to a Fraud call at 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage (Westin Mission Hills Hotel), regarding a male patron using a fraudulent credit card. Special Enforcement Officers responded to the location, assumed the investigation and arrested Ronnie Wheeler, 37, local transient. Wheeler was in possession of multiple IDs, access cards, narcotics, counterfeit money, washed checks and counterfeiting tools/dies/materials/electronics. Wheeler was interviewed and booked in to SCF for 530.5, 11377(a), 11364, and 480(a) PC. Further follow up investigation will be conducted regarding additional charges related to identity theft. Additional charges will be filed upon results of search warrants and contacting the additional victims. File #S190030019

1512 Domestic Violence Arrest: Rancho Mirage Police Officers responded to 39000 block of Kirkland Court, regarding a call of reported domestic violence.  Upon arrival, Officers spoke to the 79-year-old victim who stated her husband, 83-year-old Fred Aguirre from Rancho Mirage had argued with her and pushed her.  Aguirre was arrested for 243(e)(1) PC, and booked into Banning Jail. File # S190030032


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Friday, January 4, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 69

Significant Activity:

0102 DUI Arrest: Rancho Mirage Police Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Highway 111 and Bob Hope, Rancho Mirage. During the stop, the driver of the vehicle, Kevin Williamson, 46 of Dallas TX., showed signs and symptoms of alcohol impairment. Officers arrested Williamson for 23152 (a) and (b) CVC. Williamson provided a breath sample and his BAC was .191%. Williamson was booked into the Indio jail for 23152(a) and (b) CVC. File #S180040004.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Saturday, January 5, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 43

Significant Activity:

0231 DUI Arrest: Rancho Mirage Police Officers noticed a vehicle in The River parking lot. Officers contacted the driver, Jasmin Perez, 21 of Palm Springs, who showed signs and symptoms of alcohol impairment. Officer completed a DUI investigation and later arrested Perez for 23152(a) and (b) CVC. Perez provided a breath sample and her BAC was a .136%. Perez was booked into the Indio Jail for 23152(a) and (b) CVC. File #S190050005.

0856 Burglary Investigation: Officers responded to Camera West located at 70177 Hwy 111, Suite 100, in Rancho Mirage. 3 suspects drove westbound Hwy 111, turned south onto Peterson at 0516 hours and entered the business complex through the drive way off of Peterson. They waited for the exterior lights to shut off at 0525 hours, and drove up to the west side of the business and parked their vehicle along the red-curb. The vehicle was a 4-door sedan, light colored, gold or silver. The vehicle had tinted windows an unknown plate, possible a late 2000’s Honda Accord. The suspects (3 WMA) pried the glass window with a pry bar to gain entry from the west side of the building. They entered at 0538 hours, and left 4 minutes later. The suspects are confirmed leaving via video surveillance from shell gas station at 0542 hours. At this time the victim estimated the loss at about $10,000 in camera equipment. File #S190050015.

1700 Arrest Warrant: Rancho Mirage Police Officers conducted a pedestrian check at Highway 111 and Peterson, Rancho Mirage.  Officers contacted and arrested Cory Holdsworth, 33 years of Rancho Mirage, for three outstanding warrants for narcotic violations.  Holdsworth was booked at the county jail in Banning. File #S190050032.

2154 Public Intoxication Arrest: Rancho Mirage Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Highway 111 and Bob Hope to investigate a indecent exposure claim. Upon arrival, Officers detained Robin Needman, 48 a transient of Palm Springs. The reporting party was then contacted and was uncooperative with the investigation. Robin showed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and booked into the Indio Jail. File #S190050040.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Sunday, January 6, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 47

Significant Activity:

No significant activity.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Monday, January 7, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 73

Significant Activity:

0127 Domestic Violence Incident: Officers responded to a domestic battery at 70210 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage.  The victim was highly intoxicated and was uncooperative with deputies. The victim advised her boyfriend, Sean Caneiro, 40, of Rancho Mirage, punched her and fled the location on foot. He was not located. The victim was unable to provide a DOB or photo of Caneiro. If the suspect is located, a Probable Cause statement is in the Officer’s mailbox with the suspect name provided by the victim. File #S190070006


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 43

Significant Activity:

1405 Felony Domestic Violence Arrest: Officers responded to an apartment at 34135 Rebecca Way reference Sergio Martinez, 26 years of Cathedral City, pushing his ex-girlfriend/mother of his children, down the stairs causing visible injuries to her back. Martinez was arrested and booked into the Indio County Jail for 273.5 PC. File #S190080010

2230 Battery and Public Intoxication Arrest: Rancho Mirage Officers responded to a disturbance call at the Drinqk bar, located at 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage. It was determined a security guard at the establishment, Goeffery Imeson, was battered by Ruben Flores, 29 of Indio. Imeson desired prosecution and Flores was arrested for 242 PC and 647(f) PC. He was transported and booked at the Indio Jail. Officers also learned that just prior to Flores battering security, Flores was punched by Henry Bravo, 25 of Indio. Flores initially declined to prosecution against Bravo, but once at the jail Flores decided to press charges on Bravo. The arresting Officer will file an additional report with the DA regarding the battery on Flores. File #S190080040


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 64

Significant Activity:

No Significant Activity.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Thursday, January 10, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 62

Significant Activity:

0600 Burglary Investigation: Officers responded to the Atrium at 69930 Hwy 111 in Rancho Mirage.  Three offices were burglarized with forced entry.  Units 211E, 211D and 211 B were entered and the following property was taken: 

2- Dell computer towers, 21 inch HP Touch Screen monitor, silver Apple I-Pad, red Husky tool bag with miscellaneous tools and a silver Lenova laptop. No video and no suspect information.  I.D. responded to process the scene. File #S1900100008


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Friday, January 11, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 69

Significant Activity:

No significant activity.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Saturday, January 12, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 54

Significant Activity:

1322 Sex Registration Violation arrest:  Rancho Mirage Police Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at 71740 San Jacinto Rd. in the city of Rancho Mirage.  Once at the location, Officers contacted Tony Saunders. A records check showed that suspect Saunders was not in compliance with his terms of registration.  Officers arrested Saunders for violation of 290 PC.  He was booked into Smith Corrections Facility.  S190120020.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Sunday, January 13, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 48

Significant Activity:

0824 Public Intoxication: Officers responded to Hwy 111 x Magnesia Falls reference a white male adult dancing in the roadway. Officers made contact with Andrew Potter, 28 years of Indio, and placed him under arrest for 647(f) PC. He was transported to the Indio County Jail and booked. #S190130020.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Monday, January 14, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 36

Significant Activity:

No significant activity.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 50

Significant Activity:

0144 Warrant Arrest/Possession of Meth Arrest:  Officers responded to Agua Caliente Resort and Casino reference a suspicious person security had detained.  A records check on the subject, Augustine M. Lopez, was found to have two active misdemeanor warrants for drug possession.  A search incident to arrest, Officers located 6.5 grams of methamphetamine in Lopez’ right pant pocket.  Lopez was transported and booked into Indio Jail. #S190150002/#S190150003.

1011 Suicide:  Rancho Mirage Police Officers were dispatched to a residence on Lake Shore Drive in Rancho Mirage, in reference to a possible suicide.  Upon arrival he found a white male adult, 47 of Running Springs who was found by roommate with a single gunshot wound to the head.  Investigation revealed that the male had been distraught over the recent passing away of his father, and was temporarily living at the residence. The Sergeant and Deputy Coroner was notified and responded to location.  The male was pronounced at the scene.  A Smith and Wesson 44mag revolver was found on his lap with a single bullet expended from the revolver.  Casing recovered inside the mattress.  No other signs of foul play.  #S190150018. 

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Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 63

Significant Activity:

No significant activity.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Thursday, January 17, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 37

Significant Activity:

No Significant activity.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Friday, January 18, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 44

Significant Activity:

0332 DUI / Traffic Collision Arrest:  Officers observed a vehicle stalled on Ramon Road east of Los Alamos Road in Rancho Mirage.  Further investigation revealed the driver, Bryan Segovia 31 yrs of Indio had struck the center median.  Segovia was found to have been operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. After being medically cleared, Segovia was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for 23152 (a) and (b) CVC. Segovia BAC was .23%     #S190180005


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Saturday, January 19, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 30

Significant Activity:

0011 Fatal traffic collision– Rancho Mirage Police Officers responded to 71301 Country Club Drive, Rancho Mirage reference a ringing alarm. Upon the Officers arrival he was flagged down regarding a traffic collision and vehicle fire. The officer located a Ford Explorer fully engulfed in flames in the maintenance yard of the Thunder Bird Country Club.  He observed the driver in the vehicle and attempted to extinguish the flames, but the fire was too intense.  Fire personnel responded and extinguished the fire. Rancho Mirage Traffic team responded and assumed the investigation. It appeared the vehicle was traveling southbound on Morningside Drive at a high rate of speed and collided through the gate of the maintenance yard, which caused it to burst into flames. Immediate identification of the driver could not be determined. Coroner responded as well as Forensics. File# S190190002


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Sunday, January 20, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 45

Significant Activity:

0027 DUI Arrest: Rancho Mirage D.U.I. Enforcement Officer responded to a report of a possible DUI driver in the area of Highway 111 x Country Club, Rancho Mirage.  The reporting party stated a male, later identified as Les Cser, 61 years of DHS, was seen driving Westbound on Highway 111, when he struck a curb somewhere near Country Club Drive in the City of Rancho Mirage. Officers located the vehicle on Country Club near Morningside. Cser showed signs and symptoms of alcohol impairment.  Officers searched the area and were unable to locate any signs of a traffic collision.  It was determined Cser was driving on a suspended driver’s license. Cser was unable to perform any Field Sobriety Tests.  Cser refused a chemical test and a McNelly warrant was issued for his blood.   He was arrested and booked into Indio Jail for 23152(a) CVC and 14601.1(a) CVC.   File #S190190030   


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Monday, January 21, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 76

Significant Activity:

1400 Armed Robbery:  Rancho Mirage Police Officers responded to the area of Da Vall and 30th, in Rancho Mirage, reference a possible armed robbery.  The victims were four male juveniles jogging around Rancho Mirage High School.  They were approached by 2 Hispanic male juveniles riding a white, unknown make, rusty motorcycle.  As the two suspects made their way up to the four victims, they stopped the motorcycle and one male produced a silver/chrome snub-nosed revolver. One of the victims immediately ran into the desert.  The other three stayed. The suspect ordered the three to empty their pockets. Three cell phones and one pair of Apple Airpods were taken.   A cell phone ping and an attempt to locate with the remaining victims cell phone revealed that all phones were turned off. Cathedral City and Palm Springs P.D. were both notified. A Composite Sketch of the suspects was completed at the station. Investigations responded and assisted with the investigation.  File # S190210057.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 44

Significant Activity:

2107 Robbery Arrest, Weapons Violation, Violation of Probation On 01-21-19, Deputies from the Rancho Mirage Police responded to the area of Ramon Road and Rattler Road in the City of Rancho Mirage regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred. Victims from the robbery stated that two Hispanic juveniles brandished a revolver and demanded their cell phones. On 1-22-19, members from the Rancho Mirage Burglary Suppression Unit assumed control of the investigation and developed leads as to the identity and whereabouts of the primary suspect. BSU members, along with members from the Rancho Mirage SET, contacted and arrested the primary suspect in the 32000 block of Wishing Well Trail in Cathedral City. A probation search of the suspect’s bedroom resulted with a loaded gun that matched the one used in the robbery. The suspect was later booked at the Juvenile Hall in the City of Indio. The second suspect in this case is still outstanding and this investigation is ongoing. File #S190220057


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 40

Significant Activity:

Extra patrol and presence requested in the evenings and early morning at Villa Mirage Apartments located at 34160 Rebecca Way in Rancho Mirage.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Thursday, January 24, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 43

Significant Activity:

0205 Stolen Vehicle/ Possession of Stolen Property/ Violation of Probation:  Officers noticed a black Chevy Silverado Pick-Up truck driving slowly in the back parking lot of 69730 Hwy 111 in Rancho Mirage.  The vehicle’s license plate was checked through dispatch and confirmed the vehicle had been stolen out of the Embassy Suites on 01-21-19.  The driver, Nicholas Gordon Ponce- 40 yrs. of Palm Desert was taken into custody for stealing the vehicle.  Ponce is on Felony probation for 487 PC-Grand Theft.  Further investigation revealed Ponce was also in possession of stolen property. Ponce and his girlfriend had rented a room at Motel 6 located in Rancho Mirage.  An undisclosed amount of cash was located on the dresser counter that belonged to the victim of the stolen vehicle.  Also located were other miscellaneous items related to the initial theft of the vehicle. Nicholas Gordon Ponce was booked into the Riverside County Indio Jail in Indio for 10851(a) CVC Stolen Vehicle, 496 PC – Possession of Stolen Property and Violation of Probation. File #T190220161 – Initial Palm Desert File


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Friday, January 25, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 61

Significant Activity:

No significant activity.


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Saturday, January 26, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 67

Significant Activity:

0242 Parole / 3056 Warrant Arrest:  Officers responded to a suspicious person at Motel 6 located at 69570 Hwy 111 in Rancho Mirage.  While investigating the incident, they noticed a dark gray van with the headlights off driving behind the Emperor Buffet next door.  The older vehicle had new paper plates and the driver attempted to leave the area immediately after seeing officers arrive.  An investigative stop was conducted and the driver, Joe Don Brown 26 years of Indio was contacted.  Brown was arrested on a 3056 Felony Parole Warrant and booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.  File #S190260014


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Sunday, January 27, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 76

Significant Activity:

2322 Battery / Resisting Arrest:  Officers responded to an apartment complex located at 34115 Rebecca Way, Rancho Mirage, reference a past assault.  The victim stated her roommate, Richard Tweten, 20 years of Rancho Mirage had pushed and shoved her across the room.  The victim demanded prosecution.  Officers arrived and spoke to an uncooperative Tweten who refused to be handcuffed.  After Tweten was handcuffed, he was booked into Banning Jail for 242 PC and 148(a)(1) PC. File #S190270075 


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Monday, January 28, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 62

Significant Activity:

1506 – Burglary / Possession of Stolen Property / Felon in Possession of Stolen Firearm Arrest: On 01/25/19, a burglary occurred at a residence in Palm Desert.  Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) assumed the investigation and identified a suspect, Kevin Tapia, age 26 from La Puente.  On 01/28/19, BSU members, with the assistance from Rancho Mirage SET, located Tapia and conducted a traffic stop near Dinah Shore and Shoppers Lane, Rancho Mirage. Mateo Ramirez, age 20 from Cathedral City and William Powers, age 42 from Thousand Palms were also located inside the vehicle. A stolen/loaded handgun was located in the vehicle, along with the stolen tools from the burglary. Ramirez was arrested for burglary and conspiracy.  Tapia was arrested for possession of stolen property and conspiracy.  Powers was arrested for felon in possession of a stolen firearm. All three were transported to Indio jail where they were booked for the above-mentioned charges. File #’s #S190280043 and #T190250028


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 48

Significant Activity:

No significant activity


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 52

Significant Activity:

No significant activity


Rancho Mirage Significant Incident Report for Thursday, January 31, 2019

Total Calls:

Rancho Mirage – 61

Significant Activity:

0850 – Embezzlement Arrest:  Officers responded to 40101 Monterey Avenue (Albertsons) reference an embezzlement.  Lydia Salome 42 from Coachella, was arrested for embezzling 100,000.00. Salome was arrested and transported to Indio Jail for 503 pc.  File# S190310026

 

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