A 28-year-old man charged in connection with thefts from a La Quinta business failed to appear in court Monday and had a warrant issued for his arrest.

Adrian Nicholas Vanwinkle of Desert Hot Springs was released on a $50,000 bond on June 17 but was due to appear in court in Indio Monday.

He had been arrested June 14 following an investigation by the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

On June 5, a La Quinta business in the 79000 block of Highway 111 reported a theft that had occurred two days earlier, along with similar thefts from some of its other out-of-area locations, according to authorities. SET officers searched a residence in the 64000 block of Harvest Moon Road, where they allegedly found the stolen merchandise.

Vanwinkle was charged with two felony counts of grand theft and vandalism, with enhancements for allegedly committing the acts while out on bail. According to court records, Vanwinkle was on bail for battery and illegal firearm possession due to a temporary restraining order. He also has prior burglary and shoplifting convictions.

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