Mentally Disturbed Subject


Reporting Deputy: Lieutenant Brian Wolfe

File # T233510043


On December 17, 2023, around 1:46 p.m., deputies assigned to the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station responded to the 72000 block of Highway 111, Palm Desert, regarding a subject who appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis on the roof of a business.

A male subject resident of Cathedral City, was at the location and agitated. He was throwing roof tiles off the roof and threatening the public. Members of the Riverside Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Team, Riverside Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, and Cal Fire responded to the location to assist. Deputies responded to the roof and detained him without incident. He was escorted off the roof and transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

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