Salton Sea - Deputy Injured by Suspect
Last updated 5/6/2017 at 8:51am
A Riverside County sheriff's deputy was injured Friday, May 5, in the Salton Sea-area community of Mecca, while attempting to detain a man who authorities say had been causing a disturbance.
Alejandro Parra De La Riva, 29, of Thermal, was arrested on suspicion of assault on a peace officer and assault with a deadly weapon causing bodily injury to a peace officer on May 5, 2017. The suspect, Alejandro Parra de la Riva, 29, of Thermal, was not injured, the release said. He was arrested on suspicion of assault on a peace officer and assault with a deadly weapon causing bodily injury to a peace officer.
A bystander helped the deputy end the fight and arrest the suspect a Sheriff's Department news release said. The deputy was treated at a hospital for unspecified injuries and released.
Deputies had responded to a report of a man being aggressive toward an employee inside a business and stealing some items. A deputy saw De La Riva in the area of Fourth and Coahuilla streets and tried to detain him, the release said.
The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information on the altercation to contact Investigator Burgie at 760-863-8990.