PALM DESERT —  Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies contacted 80 sex offenders on Oct. 30 to verify compliance with all registration requirements as well as all terms and conditions of parole or probation.

During this operation, the following  six people were arrested and booked at the Indio Jail:

  • Daniel Jordan, 31 years of South Desert Hot Springs, Parole Violation
  • Ryan Kauffeld, 32 years of Palm Desert, Parole Violation
  • Michael Perez, 57 years of Thousand Palms, Parole Violation
  • Matthew Barraza, 39 years of Palm Desert, Parole Violation
  • Ramon Quintana, 24 years of Sky Valley, Parole Violation
  • Christopher Mcewan, 31 years of Desert Hot Springs, Parole Violation

At the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, personnel from the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station with the assistance of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Adult Parole, conducted compliance checks of registered sex offenders within the city and unincorporated areas of Palm Desert.

In addition to those arrested, an additional six people were found to be in violation of their registration terms. These cases will be submitted to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office seeking prosecution.

California’s Penal Code 290, also known as Megan’s Law, states that any person convicted of certain sex crimes must register as a sex offender. You must renew your registration every year within five days of your birthday or whenever you move.

Not all sex crimes in California require sex offender registrations, and some require shorter registration periods than others. In addition, not all sex offenders are on the Megan’s Law website. California divides registration requirements into three tiers, based on the severity of the crime, each with different penalties.

The Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station conducts sexual offender compliance checks on a regular basis and additional large-scale operations will be planned in the near future.

Anyone with questions regarding this operation or questions about the sexual offender registration process are encouraged to call Officer LaCrue at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station (760) 836-1600.

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  • Bad-boys-1-800×568: Riverside County Sheriff's Department