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Palm Desert: Police arrest three in commercial burglary investigation


Hernandez, Kumrto and Rodriguez

Palm Desert police officers arrested three people on a variety of different charges following the attempted burglary of a Palm Desert store that occurred around 8:26 p.m. Wednesday, a Sheriff’s official reported.

Officers responded to the 72300 block of Highway 111 after receiving reports of two people concealing merchandise. Once they arrived at the location, officers contacted the two individuals, Savina Hernandez, 31, of Los Angeles and Michael Kumero, 34, of Los Angeles.

Both Hernandez and Kumero lied about their identities and provided officers with fake identification cards. When the suspect’s real identities were determined, it was discovered that both had felony arrest warrants for theft and fraud-related offenses, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Farwell.

Both Hernandez and Kumero were arrested and the Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit responded to assist in the investigation.  Hotel keys belonging to the suspects led officers to a hotel in Indian Wells, where numerous items associated with credit card fraud and identity theft were discovered, according to Farwell.

Officers also discovered an occupant inside the hotel room, 21-year-old Miguel Rodriguez of Anaheim, who was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, Farwell said.

All three subjects were transported and booked into the Riverside County Jail located in the city of Indio.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Deputy Vasquez of the Burglary Suppression Unit at 760-836-1600.

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