January 29, 2009
Arrest Assisted By Criminal Stupidity
CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE
ORIGINAL INCIDENT: PC 215 – CARJACKING / PC 245 – Assault w/ Deadly Weapon
DATE: 01-23-09 DAY: FRIDAY / TIME: 2234 HRS.
LOCATION: 13200 PALM DRIVE
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT:
On Monday, 01/26/09, at approx. 2251 hrs, the vehicle (a 2007 silver Chevy Silverado) stolen during the listed carjacking was stopped by a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff in the Compton area. The subject driving the vehicle was taken into custody without incident. Through follow-up investigation it was subsequently determined that the driver of the vehicle was in fact the carjacking suspect.
The suspect is identified as 19-year old Dennis Cruz, from Los Angeles. Cruz's photograph is attached below.
The Desert Hot Springs Police Department would like to remind our citizens to report any suspicious activity immediately by calling "911" or calling our business line at (760) 329-2904.
This carjacker, rather than getting away in the stolen car and then ditching it, thought it would be nice to keep it and drive around Los Angeles, his hometown. Thanks, Mr. Cruz, for making it easier for the cops.
Posted by: Ron at Sep 14, 2017 4:39:27 PM