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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Sunday September 24th, 2023 :: 04:36 p.m. PDT


Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of a Loaded Firearm and Methamphetamine

DATE/TIME: September 17, 2023 / 5:35 a.m. 

INCIDENT: Weapons / Narcotics

LOCATION: SR-62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) / Fobes Road, Morongo Valley

SUSPECT(S): Daniel Aaron Diaz, 31-year-old resident of Indio
                        Eileen Herrera, 33-year-year-old resident of Indio

VICTIM(S): People of the State of California

SUMMARY: On Sunday, September 17, 2023, Deputy T. Harlacker conducted a traffic stop on a Jeep Liberty on SR-62 (Twentynine Palms Hwy), near Fobes Road in the unincorporated community of Morongo Valley. Deputies contacted Daniel Aaron Diaz and Eileen Herrera in the Jeep. They were found to be in possession of a loaded, .25-auto caliber pistol and methamphetamine.

Diaz and Herrera were arrested and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail. On Monday, September 21st, 2023, Diaz pled 'no contest' to one count of HS 11370.1(a) and was sentenced to two years felony probation. He was released the same day. Herrera pled guilty to one count of HS 11370.1(a) and was sentenced to 30 days jail and two years of felony probation.

If you have any information related to this investigation, please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME. 

Refer: Deputy T. Harlacker / Detective S. Crowl

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. 760-366-4175

Case No. 092301302

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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