48-year-old resident of Cathedral City, was arrested for burglary, vehicle theft

CATHEDRAL CITY — Damien Robinson, a 48-year-old resident of Cathedral City, was arrested for burglary and vehicle theft, Sgt. Rovann Cleveland wrote in a news release. issued Wednesday.

The arrest was made in connection to an incident on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. that day, the Palm Desert Station’s Burglary Suppression Unit, assisted by Rancho Mirage and the Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team, served a search warrant in the 400 block of Prairie, Cathedral City.

The search warrant stemmed from a residential burglary in Rancho Mirage on Oct. 2. During the search warrant, approximately $10,000 in stolen property and the victim’s vehicle were recovered.

Robinson was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio for burglary.

There are 2.5 million burglaries annually in the United States, according to the United States Department of Justice yearly data, with over half of these being home invasions. 

Further crime analysis reveals there are four primary types of burglaries: completed burglary, forcible entry, unlawful entry without force, and attempted forcible entry. While these numbers may seem frightening, across the United States, property crime rates have dropped. Furthermore, as security systems become increasingly more affordable and available, protecting your home from external invasions is now easier than ever.

It is worth noting that the current burglary rate, including cases of forced entry, is 75% less than it was in the 1980s.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact Corporal Fernandez of the Palm Desert Station at (760) 836–1600.