In March 2013, an expensive motorcycle was stolen from a residence in Rancho Mirage. In early April 2013, the frame of the stolen motorcycle was located in an isolated area of Palm Desert confirming the stolen motorcycle had been stripped of its parts. Members of the Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) conducted the follow-up investigation and identified subjects at a residential address in the unincorporated area of Thousand Palms that may have been associated with the theft of the motorcycle.
On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, BSU members responded to a residence in the 31800 block of Shelter Drive in Thousand Palms and contacted numerous subjects. One of the male subjects, later identified as John Faile, age 43 of Desert Hot Springs, ran from law enforcement. After a short foot pursuit, Faile was taken into custody. Faile had a no bail felony warrant for violating his parole. Faile was on parole for robbery and was considered armed and dangerous.
Faile’s motorcycle was examined and it was discovered motorcycle parts from the stolen motorcycle in Rancho Mirage were on Faile’s motorcycle. Faile was arrested for possession of stolen property and the no bail felony warrant. Faile was transported and booked at the Riverside County Jail, located in the city of Indio.
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.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Deputy Aldrich at the Palm Desert Sheriff Station at (760) 836-1600, or they can call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).
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