Man arrested after stealing backpack from car in Palm Desert

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Police arrested a man Wednesday after he allegedly stole a backpack from an unlocked car in Palm Desert.

The theft was first reported at 6:11 a.m. Wednesday, but at the time no information was available on the suspect or his whereabouts. An hour and a half later, though, the victim noticed a man walking in the area of Cook St and Hwy 111 with the backpack.

Police responded to the area, and when the suspect noticed them, he jump a wall into Desert Horizons Country Club. Authorities created a perimeter around the area, and the suspect was located a short time later in the 75400 block of Riviera Dr in Indian Wells. 

Police arrested the suspect, 20-year-old Dominick Longo of Palm Desert, for possession of stolen property and violation of probation. He was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.

All information in this article via a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Office.

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