Indio Crime

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  • la Quinta: Man who directed Oscars killed in crash; ...

    Friday May 22 | via The Press-Enterprise 

    Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the La Quinta sheriff's station at 760-863-8990, or call anonymously at 760-341-7867. La Quinta resident Marty Pasetta, 82, who directed the Academy Awards telecasts for 17 years in a row, was killed in a traffic accident Thursday, May 21, in which his driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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    Related Topix: Oscars, La Quinta, CA, Indio, CA

  • Fugitive wanted for murdering Indio man arrested in ...

    Friday May 22 | via KESQ-TV Palm Desert 

    The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested a man in San Bernardino on Thursday in connection to a homicide that occurred in the Coachella Valley in April. Officers said James "Chip" Nathaniel is accused of murdering 35-year-old Apolonio Carranza in Indio on Sunday, April 19. Officers found Carranza inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound on the 43-000 block of Kenya Street in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 19. State and federal agencies worked together to track down the suspect.

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    Related Topix: Indio, CA, Beaumont, CA

  • Killer sought after man gunned down in Indio

    Friday May 22 | via KESQ-TV Palm Desert 

    Police are searching for a suspect or suspects who shot at two men, killing one of them, Thursday night in Indio. Sgt. Dan Marshall with the Indio Police Department said officers were called around 9:30 p.m. when multiple gunshot victims were reported in front of a residence on the 47-700 block of Mirage Way.

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  • Indio gang member to be sentenced in SUV double killing

    Friday May 22 | via Redlands Daily Facts 

    An Indio gang member is scheduled to be sentenced today following his conviction in March on two counts of voluntary manslaughter and three counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter for his role in a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting that resulted in a crash that killed two people. Alfonso Verduzco, 22, of Indio was also found guilty of attempted murder for a separate shooting of a rival gang member that occurred about 10 minutes earlier.

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    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Indio, CA, Coachella, CA

  • Gang Task Force arrests 2 men in Coachella

    Wednesday May 13 | via KESQ-TV Palm Desert 

    An 18-year-old man has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a shooting that took place in Coachella on April 17, and a 20-year-old man was also taken into custody for possession of cocaine while authorities were serving a search warrant. The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served three gang-related search warrants in Coachella on Tuesday, May 12. Three separate residences were searched; one in the 84-200 block of Redondo Sur, another in the 84-600 block of Las Lunas, and the last in the 84600 block of Romero Street, according to the sheriff's department.

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    Related Topix: Coachella, CA

  • Man Sentenced to 25-to-Life in Death of Infant Son

    Friday May 8 | via Patch.com 

    An Indio man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday for causing the death of his 23-day-old son by striking the infant's head against a granite countertop, then hitting the baby when he wouldn't stop crying. Joseph Roy Scott II, 26, was convicted April 15 of second-degree murder and assault causing the death of a child for inflicting two skull fractures on his son, Alexander, during a pre-dawn feeding on June 28, 2008.

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    Related Topix: Metal, Sentenced, Indio, CA

  • Blur's accidental reunion pays big dividends

    Friday May 8 | via KAUZ 

    Blur's first album as a foursome for 16 years, "The Magic... . FILE - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, Damon Albarn of Blur performs at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

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    Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Blur, Indio, CA, Standardized Testing, Education

  • Fugitive wanted for April shooting now in custody

    Thursday May 7 | via KESQ-TV Palm Desert 

    A wanted fugitive was behind bars Thursday, suspected of shooting a man about month ago in an unincorporated area just south of Desert Hot Springs, authorities said. Eric Deshon Brown, 34, walked into the sheriff's station in Palm Desert about 10 p.m. Wednesday and surrendered to investigators, department spokesman Armando Munoz said.

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    Related Topix: Desert Hot Springs, CA, Palm Desert, CA, Riverside County, CA, Indio, CA

  • Palm Desert Woman Pleads Guilty in Ad Scam Case

    Thursday May 7 | via Patch.com 

    A Palm Desert woman, who was charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from business owners for table-top advertising she never delivered, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree burglary and grand theft and was immediately sentenced to time served and five years formal probation. Theresa Marie Darrah, 49, was facing 18 counts each of grand theft and second-degree burglary and five counts of first-degree burglary -- all felonies -- and one misdemeanor charge each of petty theft and possessing a fake identification for the purpose of committing forgery.

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    Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA, Indio, CA, Riverside County, CA

  • Frequent Arrestee Seeks 'Compassion Release'

    Thursday May 7 | via Patch.com 

    A 45-year-old Coachella man charged with burglary and other crimes stemming from his fourth arrest since December is scheduled to appear in court Thursday to ask a judge to release him again so he can attend his father's funeral. Julio Cesar Anaya was charged with residential burglary, grand theft and committing a felony while free on bail, after officers said they spotted him loading his vehicle with property from a home he had allegedly just burglarized.

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    Related Topix: Coachella, CA, Riverside County, CA, Indio, CA, Palm Desert, CA

  • Frequent Arrestee Pleads Not Guilty in Burglary of P...

    Wednesday May 6 | via KESQ-TV Palm Desert 

    A 45-year-old Coachella man who has been arrested four times since December pleaded not guilty Wednesday to burglary and other charges, and a hearing was scheduled for tomorrow to determine whether he will be released from custody to attend his father's funeral. Julio Cesar Anaya is charged with residential burglary, grand theft and committing a felony while free on bail.

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    Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA, Coachella, CA, Riverside County, CA, Indio, CA

  • Frequent Arrestee Charged With Burglary of Palm Dese...

    Tuesday May 5 | via Patch.com 

    A 45-year-old Coachella man was charged Tuesday with burglary and other crimes stemming from his fourth arrest since December, which came after officers spotted him loading his vehicle with property from a home he had allegedly just burglarized. Julio Cesar Anaya is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges of residential burglary, grand theft and committing a felony while free on bail.

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    Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA, Coachella, CA, Riverside County, CA, Indio, CA

  • The PassBEAUMONT: Troubled relationship preceded dea...

    Monday May 4 | via The Press-Enterprise 

    The man who for still unexplained reasons walked along Interstate-10 in Beaumont with his 6-month-old son in his arms April 30 - resulting in the death of both - had a turbulent relationship with the boy's mother, court records show. Miguel Mariscal, 40, and Yadriel Balthazar Mariscal both died at the scene after each were struck by three vehicles in the eastbound lanes of I-10 between Highway 60 and Beaumont Avenue, the California Highway Patrol said.

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    Related Topix: Beaumont, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

  • San Diego Man Suspected in Alleged Credit Card Fraud...

    Thursday Apr 30 | via Patch.com 

    Two men were arrested and authorities were seeking a third accomplice Thursday in connection with an alleged fake credit card operation suspected of defrauding businesses in San Diego and parts north and east out of tens of thousands of dollars. Officers were called about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday to a report of suspicious people attempting to use fraudulent credit cards in the 73-000 block of El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert, sheriff's Sgt.

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    Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA, Indio, CA, Temecula, CA

  • Alleged Credit Card Fraud Operation Hits Temecula, P...

    Thursday Apr 30 | via Patch.com 

    Two men were arrested and authorities were seeking a third accomplice Thursday in connection with an alleged fake credit card operation suspected of defrauding businesses in Temecula and beyond out of tens of thousands of dollars. Officers were called about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday to a report of suspicious people attempting to use fraudulent credit cards in the 73-000 block of El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert, sheriff's Sgt.

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    Related Topix: Temecula, CA, Palm Desert, CA, Indio, CA

  • 2 men arrested with hundreds of fraudulent credit cards

    Thursday Apr 30 | via KESQ-TV Palm Desert 

    Two men were arrested in Palm Desert on Wednesday after deputies found hundreds of manufactured credit cards, purchased gift cards and stolen clothing and electronics from several local businesses in a rental car. Deputies found hundreds of manufactured credit cards and stolen property from several local businesses in the suspect's rental car.

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    Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA, Indio, CA, Temecula, CA

  • Stagecoach 2015: 157 arrests made during weekend-lon...

    Tuesday Apr 28 | via San Bernardino County Sun 

    Country music fans enjoy day one Friday April 24, 2015 at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. Catch up on the eighth annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival online at www.sbsun.com/stagecoach with photos and stories from the weekend-long desert event.

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    Related Topix: Indio, CA, Desert Hot Springs, CA, Riverside County, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Events

  • Gusts To Hit Stagecoach Country Music Festival

    Apr 25, 2015 | via Patch.com 

    The National Weather Service said winds were slack in the morning, but were expected to pick up by 6 p.m. and increase until midnight. The weather was cool but hot winds were predicted for Saturday night, at Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, in Indio.

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  • Kelly Brook flatters her gym-enhanced curves in a pa...

    Apr 24, 2015 | via Daily Mail 

    Bruce Jenner takes to the air to tell all: Former Olympian says he is 'really excited for the future' in Diane Sawyer interview which is expected to show him revealing his transition into a woman 'I saved them': Military mom breaks her silence to say she has no regrets about shooting dead her two teen children in 2011 Woman, 25, gave birth in office bathroom, cut the cord with cuticle scissors, then sealed the baby in a plastic bag... and hid it in her desk drawer Baltimore police admit Freddie Gray should have got medical attention before van ride - but commissioner won't resign over his death Charles' and Di's 'secret daughter': Wills and Harry have an IVF sister living in hiding according to outlandish story gripping U.S... So is there a single scrap of evidence? 'We never gave up': Mom ignored doctors' claims pregnant daughter only had a 2% chance of surviving car crash coma - now ... (more)

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  • Arrests Soar at 2015 Coachella Music Festival

    Apr 23, 2015 | via Patch.com 

    In all, 226 arrests were made during this year's festival, up more than 36 percent from the 166 arrests made during the 2014 festival. Police arrested 133 people during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, a sharp increase from 93 arrests during the event's first weekend, police announced this week.

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Indio Law

4th DUI but no prior convictions?? Now what happens?
They just arrested me for my 4th Dui but I have never gotten to court on the other 3. They are all on for arraignment still since I never showed up and they issued warrants. What could happen to me? . Can they charge me with a felony now? I don't have the money for an attorney should I just plead guilty and try t get a good deal?
since you cannot afford a private attorney, you should ask for the public defender the first time you go to court. You...
My son has 4 prior felony DUIs last one was 6 yrs ago. received another DUI. How much time will he get.
He has four prior felony DUIs. Just received his 5th and court date is 6 weeks away. His last DUI was 6 years ago and we thought he had turned a corner but has not been able to overcome his problem. We know he will do prison time but are wondering how long. We also know that he has a serious problem and needs rehab but he doesn't have the money or insurance to do that. He also cannot afford an attorney. Just trying to figure how much time he might get. He just got his license back after completing an 18 month course 20 months ago. How long will he lose his license for and what type of DUI program is available, if any, to reinstate his license?
There are so many variables which does not make it possible to determine how much time he will get, or for how long he...
Can i be charged with a D.U.I. from hear say
i was charged with a D.U.I.because someone reported that i was driving drunk i was caught in my backyard 15 min later not Driving at all..
depending on the amount of information does the card give the police they may be able to stop you. Their entry into the...
Pulled over at a stop sign for stopping past the white line. They wanted me to take a field DUI test. Refused. Later ...
I took blood test. They said I was over limit. Not sure what BAC was. The stop sign had NO white line and I did take photos of that later. Should I get representation? Or should I use court appointed representation? This was in California. No priors.
Hello Indio. Yes, you should get representation. You're charged with a criminal offense (DUI) that could have...
Can they give me a DUI if I wasn't in the car when they found it
hello , well long story short I've had a beer and I flipped my car on the freeway , I quickly ran away from panicking , the police asked if my car was stolen and I said "no, I was driving the car and I panicked and ran off" they asked me if I was drinking and I said no ,( I believe I was under 0.8 ) but the officer said "we can retrieve blood from the car to see if you were under the influence" I stuck to my story and repeatedly said I was not drunk , can they still give me a DUI ? and are they able to see the amount of alchol was in my system by a few drops that was in the car
They could charge you with a DUI, but proving it in court, and finding you guilty is a different question. Consult...
Does refusing to take a sobriety test, breathalyzer test and blood test show up on the ticket or police report?
I'm wondering if all three test are refused how would you know the police officer reported it
Normally, you would have been arrested at the time. It is possible that they could charge you later. Your licence may...
How fast can i get my DUI police report after the arrest?
were can i get it and whats the quickest way
Most places it takes about two weeks and you obtain it from the police department. Hope this was helpful