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Suspects charged in Coachella attempted murder, burglary

Attempted murder and other felony charges were filed Monday against a Thousand Palms man accused in a Coachella burglary and assault last summer.

Christopher Andrew Reyes, 24, was also charged with burglary and robbery, with allegations of committing the offenses in the 48100 block of La Playa Street while out on bail.

Bianca Leal, 22, also of Thousand Palms, who was arrested along with Reyes last week, was charged with being an accessory.

Authorities have released few details about the crime, but sheriff’s Sgt. Alan Northrup said deputies were sent to the La Playa Street address about 10 p.m. on July 9, but the suspects fled prior to their arrival.

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The ensuing investigation led deputies to identify Reyes as the suspect and take him into custody about 9 a.m. last Thursday in the 46200 block of Highway 111 in Indio. A search warrant was also obtained for his home in the 30600 block of Monte Vista Way in Thousand Palms, where a major police presence was seen that morning.

The pair were arraigned this afternoon in Indio and are slated to return to court Dec. 13 for a felony settlement conference. Reyes is currently being held on $1.2 million bail, and Leal is being held on $35,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information was asked to contact Investigator Oseguera at the Thermal sheriff’s station at (760) 863- 8990. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous can call Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867.

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