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Police Blotter: Fictious Checks, Parole Violations

A review of reported crimes from the Palm Desert Police Department, which is staffed by sheriff's deputies.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

No significant incidents.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

9:33 a.m.: Officers were flagged down in the area of Covered Wagon Trail in Palm Desert reference a suspicious male in the area. Officers located the male in the back yard of a residence located in the 74200 block of Covered Wagon Trail. Amasa Pineiro, 33, who is a transient of Palm Desert, was arrested for trespassing.

6:11 p.m.: Officers handled a four vehicle traffic collision at Monterey Avenue south of Market Place. The investigation revealed a 2004 green Mitsubishi Endeavor was traveling northbound on Monterey Ave south of Market Place and collided with two vehicles. The Mitsubishi then crossed over the center median and collided with a third vehicle in the southbound lanes of Monterey Ave. The driver of the Mitsubishi fled the scene leaving the vehicle in the roadway.. No one was transported to the hospital. The north and southbound lanes at Monterey Ave and Market Place were closed until 7:40 pm as a result of the accident.

Monday, Dec. 19

2:25 a.m.: Officers conducted a traffic stop on the corner of Highway 111 and Portola Avenue and arrested Scott Burns, 28, from Rancho Mirage for driving while intoxicated.

9:09 p.m.: Officers responded to the 73300 block of Palm Greens Parkway in reference to a report of drug activity at the location. Christopher Pelletier, 24, of Palm Desert was arrested for possession of cocaine.

Sunday, Dec. 18

1:41 a.m.: Officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 111 and San Luis Rey Avenue and arrested Ryan Mills, 28, of Palm Desert for driving while intoxicated.

6:30 a.m.: Officers responded to Nasturtium Way in reference to a suspicious vehicle. On arrival, officers contacted four occupants inside of a parked vehicle. Eddie Carmona, 32, of Indio was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor domestic violence warrant.

Noon: Officers responded to 74695 Highway 111 () in reference to a runaway juvenile. Jose Rascon, 28, of Blythe and a 14-year-old female juvenile were found in one of the rooms. Rascon was arrested for multiple counts of sexual assault.

12:54 p.m.: Officers responded to, , 72780 Highway 111 reference a theft in progress, and arrested two juvenile males for burglary. Both juveniles were booked into Juvenile Hall.

7:42 p.m.: Officers responded to the, reference a suspicious circumstances call. The caller reported hearing a loud bang, then seeing two males wearing hooded sweatshirts over their heads run to the parking lot and leave in a black pickup truck. Officers located a possible destructive device in the open grass area east of the YMCA building. The Hazardous Device Team responded and rendered the object safe. Nobody was injured, and no property was damaged.

Saturday, Dec. 17

12:02 a.m.: Officers arrested Georgia Scott, 63, of La Quinta for driving while under the influence at Country Club Drive and Cook Street.

12:10 a.m.: Officers arrested Kelly O’Rourke, 23, of Palm Desert for driving while under the influence at Highway 111 and Portola Avenue.

6:51 p.m.: Palm Desert officers responded to Desert Marriott Villas in Palm Desert, reference a subject not breathing. Paramedics arrived at the location first and pronounced the subject deceased. The investigation is ongoing.

1950 hours: Officers responded to (34500 Monterey Ave) in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Jose Ibarra, 37, of Indio was arrested for theft.

Friday, Dec. 16

1:25 a.m.: Officers arrested Melyssa Ritter, 26, of Indio for driving while under the influence at Cook Street and Fred Waring Drive.

3:25 a.m.: Officers conducted a pedestrian check at the AM/PM located at Portola and Highway 111 and arrested David Roberts, 33, of Palm Springs for an outstanding felony Robbery warrant and a Parolee at Large no bail warrant.

5:56 p.m.: Officers dispatched to Lowe’s located in the 35-000 block of Monterey Avenue in Palm Desert, reference an in progress credit card fraud. Officers arrested Luis Guzman, 21, of Thousand Palms and a 17-year-old juvenile out of Thousand Palms, for credit card fraud, burglary and conspiracy.

Thursday, Dec. 15

1:05 a.m.: Officers arrested Maurice Campbell, 40, of Palm Desert for driving while under the influence at Guadalupe and San Pablo Avenue.

3 p.m.: Officers arrested a student for possession marijuana.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

9:56 a.m.: Officers arrested Steven Flores, 21, of Palm Desert for possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance, in the parking lot located at Country Club and Whitehawk.

3:25 p.m.: Officers arrested Samantha Brennecke, 21, of Desert Hot Springs for attempting to cash a fictitious check from .

9:07 p.m.: Officers arrested Saphire Farrel, 29, of Desert Hot Springs for being under the influence of a controlled substance at Monterey Avenue and Varner Road.

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