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November 24, 2012

Non-lethal Weapon

Press Release: Robbery
Agency: La Quinta Police
Station Area: Thermal
Incident Date: 11/23/2012 Time: 4:42 am
Incident Location: 78935 Hwy 111, La Quinta (Target Store)
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Robert Bishop Booking Photos & ID Correction: 11/24/2012


La Quinta Police Officers responded to the above listed address reference a robbery. Loss prevention agents, working the store's Black Friday event, attempted to apprehend 3 suspects involved in a theft of store merchandise. As loss prevention agents attempted to arrest the suspects outside the store, one of the suspects displayed a non-lethal weapon. Just prior to the suspects fleeing in a black Ford Explorer, one suspect also claimed to possess a firearm.

Officers searched the area and located the Ford at a gas station on the corner of Country Club Drive and Washington Street in Palm Desert. La Quinta Police, with assistance from Palm Desert Police and California Highway Patrol, conducted a high risk stop and apprehended 5 subjects inside the Ford. Two of the subjects were questioned and released. The other three occupants were identified as the suspects involved in the incident:

  • Louis Ivan Fuentes, age 19 of Los Angeles, booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for robbery and burglary
  • Juvenile, age 17 of Highland Park, booked into Juvenile Hall for burglary (Note: originally reported as Joseph Vega, age 18 of Los Angeles, but Vega was later determined to be a false identity and the male was found to be a juvenile.)
  • Marvin Amezquita, age 22 of Los Angeles, booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for burglary

What's a "non-lethal weapon?" A soft tomato?

Filed under California,English | permalink | November 24, 2012 at 07:34 PM


Maybe a stun gun?

Posted by: Russ Martin at Nov 25, 2012 10:06:07 AM

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