Suspect Arrested in Commercial/Residential and Desert X Burglary Series

CATHEDRAL CITY — A 39-year-old resident of Cathedral City has been arrested as a suspect related to burglaries in commercial and residential as well as Desert X.

Steven Porter was arrested and booked into custody at the John Benoit Detention Center, Sgt. Travis Mountz reported.

On April 19, deputies from the Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unit, Business District Team, and special enforcement teams from Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage served several search warrants and recovered approximately $70,000 in stolen property.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information that may be related to the burglaries or Porter is encouraged to contact Deputy Fernandez at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station at 760-836-1600.

Desert X is produced by The Desert Biennial, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in California, conceived to produce recurring international contemporary art exhibitions that activate desert locations through site-specific installations by acclaimed international artists. Its guiding purposes and principles include presenting public exhibitions of art that respond meaningfully to the conditions of desert locations, the environment and indigenous communities; promoting cultural exchange and education programs that foster dialogue and understanding among cultures and communities about shared artistic, historical, and societal issues; and providing an accessible platform for artists from around the world to address ecological, cultural, spiritual, and other existential themes.

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