Quick action by Desert Hot Springs Police


Officers from the Deselt Hot Springs police department were called to the 66900 Block of Flora Avenue for a robbery that just occurred. The victim said he was riding his bicycle when a dark colored vehicle approached him and three suspects got out. One of the suspects produced a weapon and demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied with the orders and gave up the propelty. Two suspects got back in the car and
drove away while the third suspect rode off on the bicycle.

Shortly after the robbery, Desert Hot Springs dispatch broadcasted a robbery that had just occuned in the Dos Palmas (County) area of Desert Hot Springs. The details matched that of the robbery that Deselt Hot Springs was investigating.

An officer conducted a traffic investigative stop on a vehicle matching the robbery suspect vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed the weapon used in the robbery and the stolen property.

The occupants were arrested and booked for robbery. Four suspects were booked at RCJBanning and one suspect was booked in juvenile hall.

#1-Marcos Martinez 09/13/92: Hispanic Male, 5′ 4, 140, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes.
Deselt Hot Springs resident.
#2-Ventura Escarsega 06/10/93: Hispanic Male, 5’9, 130, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes.
Deselt Hot Springs resident.
#3-Marco Sosa 08/01/93: Hispanic Male, 5’5, 150, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes. Desert Hot
Springs resident.
#4-Adalberto Martinez 07/17/92: Hispanic Male, 5’2, 140, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes.
Desert Hot Springs resident (County).
#5-Information withheld due to being a juvenile.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should also contact the Desert Hot Springs Police Department and ask to speak with Sgt. Paiz. Dispatch Tel: (760) 329-2904 x325.