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January 29, 2014

Possession of Stolen Property

Press Release: Search Warrant / Recovery of Stolen Property
Agency: Palm Desert Station
Incident Date: January 26, 2014 Time: 3:00 a.m.
Incident Location: 13000 block of Mesquite Avenue, Desert Hot Springs
Reporting Officer: Sergeant A. Eller


On January 25, 2014, officers assigned to the Palm Desert Sheriff's Station Burglary Suppression Team received information regarding stolen property items that were possibly located at a residence in the 13000 block of Mesquite Avenue, Desert Hot Springs. An investigation was initiated and a search warrant was obtained for the residence.

On January 26, 2014, officers from The Burglary Suppression Unit with the assistance of other Palm Desert Station Special Enforcement Team members served the search warrant. A search of the residence revealed stolen property, which included: firearms, ammunition, laptop computers, and personal property. The recovered stolen property had an estimated value of $25,000 and was taken from victims during residential burglaries in the cities of Palm Desert and Palm Springs.

Brian Yearwood, age 40 of Thousand Palms, and Sherilinda Mercado, age 43 of Desert Hot Springs, were arrested pursuant to the investigation. Yearwood was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of a loaded firearm, burglary tools, and possession of a controlled substance. Mercado was arrested for possession of stolen property. Both suspects were booked into the Riverside County Jail located in Indio.

The Palm Desert Police Department is committed to the safety of their citizens and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. The investigation is ongoing and we're asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Investigator Barros at the Palm Desert Station at 760-836-1600.

Brian Yearwood
Brian Yearwood
Sherilinda Mercado
Sherilinda Mercado

Filed under Coachella Valley,Desert Hot Springs,Public Safety | permalink | January 29, 2014 at 09:05 AM


This man is staying at my apartments illegally, secretly staying with the woman in apartment #3 and his unregistered for the last two years Porsche sits in our parking.

Posted by: Trey at Aug 8, 2022 2:45:35 PM

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