Crime Date: April 2 and 4, 2013
Crime: Indecent Exposure
Agency: La Quinta Police Department (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)
On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 and Thursday, April 4, 2013, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to an indecent exposure call that occurred in the area of Victoria Drive and Diane Street in La Quinta. Their investigation revealed that at 2:30 p.m., a male adult driving a red sports utility vehicle exposed himself to female juveniles who were walking in the area. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Witnesses later helped investigators create a composite image of the suspect.
One week after the original incident, on Tuesday, April 09, 2013, Thermal Station Investigators in conjunction with the La Quinta Police Department, and the Indio Police Department were working a joint operation in the area of the two previously reported indecent exposure incidents. At 2:35 p.m., an officer from the Indio Police Department observed the suspect vehicle in the area of Desert Stream Drive and Bridgette Way in La Quinta. The driver of the vehicle was detained and positively identified as the suspect from both incidents after officers noted his resemblance to the composite image provided by eyewitnesses..