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Alleged Palm Desert “Cat” burglar arrested


A man wanted in connection with a residential "Cat" burglary in Palm Desert has been arrested, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

On November 27, a residential burglary was reported on the 45700 block of Mountain View Avenue in Palm Desert. Members of RSO's Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unite (BSU) assumed the investigation and identified a suspect, 35-year-old Palm Desert resident Nicholas Scott.

Scott was located and arrested on the 72800 block of Highway 111 on January 30 AT 7:54 p.m. on suspicion of residential burglary, identity theft, and probation violation. He was allegedly in possession of the stolen property taken in the November crime at the time of his arrest.

"The Riverside County Sheriff Department is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Joshua Smith at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T19 331 0028," read the RSO release on the incident.

Scott was booked into Indio Jail, where he is being held on no bail.

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