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Lower Desert Burglary Ring Busted

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Palm Desert, CA– Over the past few weeks, numerous residential burglaries have been reported in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert. Members from the Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit began investigating the burglaries. Most of these burglaries occurred during the night and early morning hours.

During the investigation it was revealed that Gabriela Vidal, 28 years old and resident of Cathedral City, used a credit card to pre-order an automotive part from a local auto parts store. The credit card in question had been reported stolen from one of the burglaries.

Gabriela Vidal Ruben Corona Eliazar Quintero
Gabriela Vidal Ruben Corona Eliazar Quintero

Consequently on Friday, November 16, 2012, Vidal returned to the auto parts store to pick up the item she ordered. Members of the Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit were waiting for Vidal and arrested her at the location. Also arrested at the location and with Vidal were Ruben Corona, 25 years and Eliazar Quintero, 30 years old, both residents of Cathedral City. Corona was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and Quintero was arrested for two felony warrants.

Miguel Angel Romo Anita Maria Martinez
Miguel Angel Romo Anita Maria Martinez

On Monday, November 19, 2012 the Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit continued their investigation into the multiple residential burglaries. The investigation led officers to the 32200 block of Sky Blue Water Trail in Cathedral City. During the probation search, officers found a loaded firearm, illicit drugs and stolen property. Arrested at the location were Miguel Angel Romo, 30 years old and Anita Maria Martinez, 37 years old. Both Romo and Martinez reside at the residence searched.

All suspects were booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call Deputy David Jones at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Palm Desert Station at 760 836-1600 or Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-Stop (7867).

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Palm Desert Station would like to remind all citizens to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity, including any vehicles or persons to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Palm Desert Station by calling 911, or calling our dispatch center at (760) 836-3215.

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