The Desert Hot Springs Police Department has made significant progress in a recent crime spree involving the theft of a large community mailbox in the Hacienda Heights neighborhood on January 28th.
Thanks to a vigilant community member who captured the whole event on video, detectives were able to identify the suspect and place him under arrest on February 5th.
Detectives were also able to obtain a search warrant related to the investigation, where they found several pieces of stolen mail found in the suspect’s possession.
The suspect is now being held at the Riverside County Jail in Indio under multiple charges for this case, as well as an unrelated case. A female passenger was also taken into custody on unrelated warrants for her arrest.
The Desert Hot Springs Police Department urges the community to assist them in their ongoing efforts to keep the community safe. To report a crime anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP