13 arrested in East Valley domestic violence warrant sweep

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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has released details of a domestic violence warrant sweep which resulted in over a dozen arrests this week.

On Tuesday, the Thermal Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau conducted a warrant service operation for outstanding warrants related to domestic violence within the cities and communities within the Thermal Station jurisdiction, according to a news release. The operation was done in conjunction with other operations throughout the county, and as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

A variety of warrants were served, including those for domestic battery, domestic violence, violations of court orders, battery, vandalism, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnaping, and child abuse.

The following persons were arrested:

  • Irak Amavizca, 24 of Salton City, for Kidnapping, Spousal Battery, False Imprisonment and Preventing a 911 Call.
  • Brett Casden, 46 of La Quinta, for Spousal Battery, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
  • Henry Gonzalez, 39 of La Quinta, for Spousal Battery.
  • Guiancarlo Servin, 39 of La Quinta, for Domestic Battery, and Battery.
  • Hector Rivera, 40 of La Quinta, for Domestic Battery, Violation of a Court Order, and Damaging a Communication Device to Prevent Help.
  • Walter Rivas-Perez, 24 of Coachella, for Spousal Battery.
  • Ariana Burgos, 25 of Coachella, for Spousal Battery and Violation of a Court Order.
  • Johnathan Duro, 48 of Coachella, for Spousal Battery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
  • Kevyn Maldonado, 39 of Mecca, for Domestic Battery and Vandalism.
  • Arian Ortizgarcia, 39 of Mecca, for Violation of a Protective Order.
  • Jose Medina, 26 of Mecca, for Domestic Battery.
  • Marie Diaz, 30 of Coachella, for Domestic Battery and Violation of a Court Order.
  • Ramon Iniguez, 41 of Coachella, for Spousal Battery.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month first began in 1981 as a day of unity in which advocates could unify to provide relief to victims. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and its partners offer a variety of services and assistance to victims of domestic violence to help end the cycle of abuse. If you, or anyone you know is affected by domestic violence, and needs assistance, please contact your local law enforcement station or advocacy program, or call 911 in the case of an emergency.


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