PALM DESERT – Six people were arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 23 for outstanding warrants related to domestic violence within the communities of the Palm Desert Sheriff’ Station’s jurisdiction.

Domestic ViolenceThe following persons were arrested:

  • Devin Reis, age 30 of Palm Desert, for Domestic Battery.
  • James Fortier, age 27 of Thousand Palms, for Spousal Abuse and Failure to Appear.
  • Victoria Stewart, age 23 of Desert Hot Springs, for Domestic Battery.
  • John Schumacher, age 66 of Desert Hot Springs, for Domestic Battery.
  • Edward Ramirez, age 29 of North Palm Springs, for Spousal Abuse and Vandalism.
  • Ana Young, age 48 of Palm Desert, for Domestic Battery.
    The above subjects were booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.

The Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau and Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells Special Enforcement Teams conducted a warrant service operation.

A variety of warrants were served, including those for domestic battery, domestic violence, violations of court orders, battery, vandalism, and assault with a deadly weapon.

The operation was done in conjunction with other operations throughout the county, and as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October.

Palm Desert Station chose October 23, 2019 to coincide with the 17th Annual National Family Violence Detail. During this detail, agencies across the United States attempt to serve outstanding family-violence warrants.

According to Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

  • Nearly 1 in 5 adult women and about 1 in 7 adult men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • About 1 in 6 women and 1 in 12 men have experienced contact sexual violence from an intimate partner (this includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, and unwanted sexual contact).
  • Ten percent of women and 2 percent of men report having been stalked by an intimate partner.

If you, or anyone you know is affected by domestic violence, and needs assistance, please contact your local law enforcement station or advocacy program, or call 911 in the case of an emergency.

Image Sources

  • Domestic Battery Arrests: Riverside County Sheriff's Department
  • Domestic Violence: Utah Public Radio