On June 2, 2014, The La Quinta Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team and La Quinta Police detectives investigated a vandalism that occurred at La Quinta High School. Several students placed glue in nearly all of the door locks at the school as part of an apparent “senior class prank.” The outcome of this vandalism has caused thousands of dollars in damage to the school’s property. During their investigation, officers identified all four suspects involved in the vandalism. The following suspects were subsequently arrested and booked at the Riverside County jail in Indio.
|Joseph Barnum||Steven Jimenez||Jose Requeno|
- Joseph Barnum, age 18 of La Quinta, was arrested for conspiracy, felony vandalism, and possession of cocaine.
- Steven Jimenez, age 18 of La Quinta, was arrested for conspiracy and felony vandalism.
- Jose Requeno, age 18 of Indio, was arrested for conspiracy and felony vandalism.
- A 17-year-old male juvenile will also be charged out of custody for conspiracy and felony vandalism.
The La Quinta Police Department has zero tolerance for “pranks” that cause injury to people or damage someone’s property. These actions are crimes that will be fully investigated by police.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Prezell Burgie at (760) 863-8990, or they can remain anonymous by calling Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP (7867).