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POLICE BLOTTER: Woman Arrested Twice in 24 Hours

A review of reported crimes from July 18 to 24 from the Palm Desert Police Department, which is staffed by sheriff’s deputies

Tuesday, July 24 

No report filed. 

Monday, July 23

2:59 p.m.: Officers responded to the area of Fred Waring Drive. and Hwy 111 reference a female adult stumbling in the roadway. Patricia Fay, 50 from Desert Hot Springs, was arrested for public intoxication and possession of an inhalant/Toluene.

3:37: Officers responded to the at 72815 Highway 111 reference a homeless person yelling at patrons. William Jefferies, 43, from Palm Desert, was arrested for public intoxication and a parole violation.

5:01 p.m.: Officers responded to reference a shoplifter in custody. Bryanna Garcia, 20, from Coachella, was arrested for commercial burglary. 

Sunday, July 22 

4:28 p.m:  Officers responded to regarding a person inhaling aerosol cans inside the business. Patricia Fay, 50, from Desert Hot Springs, was arrested for Public Intoxication and Possession of an Inhalant/Toluene. 

Saturday, July 21 

10:15 a.m.: Officers investigated a non-injury traffic collision at the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Cook Street. A Honda CRX collided into a Toyota Tacoma as both parties attempted turning maneuvers within the intersection. David Keep, 52, from La Quinta, was arrested for DUI.

5:16 p.m.: Officers responded to the 73000 block of Santa Rosa Avenue in reference to a battery that just occurred. Dennis McBride, 33, from Palm Desert, was arrested for battery and brandishing a knife.

6:00 p.m.: Officers responded to reference an attempted fraud. Juan Torres, 23, from Cathedral City, was arrested for Burglary.

8:01 a.m.: Officers responded to the 38000 block of Nasturtium Way in reference to a domestic battery. Charles Davis, 45, from Palm Desert, was arrested for domestic battery

9;00 p.m: Officers conducted a Sobriety / Driver’s License Safety Checkpoint on Monterey Avenue, south of Fred Waring Drive. A total of 227 cars passed through the checkpoint, with . No one was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. Officers conducted field sobriety tests on 12 drivers and arrested two individuals for other vehicle code violations. Three drivers were arrested for driving while unlicensed or suspended and four vehicles were impounded.

10:51 a.m.: Officers responded to the on El Camino and Sunrise reference a disturbance. Paul Andrew Ingram, 42, from Palm Desert, was arrested for making criminal threats. 

Friday, July 20 

6:23 a.m.:  Officers responded to a traffic collision at Tennessee and Kentucky where a . Additionally, a 51-year old jogger from Palm Desert was hit by a silver pickup on California west of Tennessee. The driver of the pickup, a 62-year old La Quinta male, hit a parked Mazda sedan then collided into the side of a house. The impact caused a natural gas line to rupture and major damage to the residence. One of the occupants of the residence narrowly escaped serious injury. A witness contacted the driver and assisted him getting out of the vehicle. A short time later, the male went into full arrest and the witness began CPR. Cal-Fire transported the male to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later

1:23 p.m.:  Officers investigated a grand theft at 73-750 Dinah Shore Drive. Unknown suspect(s) stole miscellaneous air conditioning parts from an air conditioning unit located along the east side of the business. 

Thursday, July 19

7:00 p.m.: Officers responded to regarding a fraud. Molly Kathryn Hill, 29, from Palm Desert, was arrested for possessing stolen property and trying to use a stolen credit card.

7:29 p.m:  Officers conducted a traffic stop on Washington and Hovley Lane East. Paul Richard Chappell, 55, from Bermuda Dunes, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. 

Wednesday, July 18 

12:46 a.m.:  Officers responded to 72225 Highway 111 reference a subject yelling for no apparent reason. Richard Lee Stroud, 50, from Indio, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for possession stolen property.

6:00 p.m.:  Officers responded to the and contacted two suspects from a past theft. Spencer Simpson, 32, from Torrance and Marissa Raljevich, 27, from Costa Mesa, were arrested for possession of narcotics and stolen property.

7:12 p.m.:  Officers responded to the 74000 block of Leslie Avenue for a domestic violence incident. Glen Orrantia, 53, from La Quinta, was arrested for spousal battery and a violation of a restraining order.



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