Felony charges are expected to be filed Friday against three of four people who were arrested on suspicion of committing a commercial burglary in Palm Desert.
Two men and one woman — Phillipe Gonzalez, 35, and Jose Perez, 39, from Indio, and Sarah Cantu, 33, of Desert Hot Springs — were arrested when the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of grand theft at a retail store in the 72-300 block of Highway 111 at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday.
A fourth suspect, Devon Montoya, 26, of Indio, was also arrested with them, but she has since posted $20,000 bail. Jail records indicate she will make her first court appearance on March 16.
According to Lt. Chris Willison, deputies found the suspect vehicle matching the report’s description in the 72-800 block of highway 111, and as they approached, one of the suspects ran away. Authorities caught that suspect, and the remaining ones inside the vehicle, and took them into custody.
On Wednesday, deputies served a search warrant at the suspect vehicle’s location, where the stolen property was found and returned, according to Willison.
All four suspects were initially booked into the John Benoit Detention Center on suspicion of commercial burglary; although Montoya posted bail on Wednesday.
Cantu, Gonzalez and Perez are expected to make their initial court appearances at the Larson Justice Center on Friday, according to jail records.