Town Street Homicide Suspect Apprehended in San Diego


On Saturday, June 28, 2014 around 3:45 a.m., Indio Police Detectives served a search warrant at a residence on the 100 block of Elder Ave., in the City of Imperial Beach (San Diego County) and arrested Joseph Robert Gentile (59 years old of Indio) for the homicide of Guillermo “William” Saavedra (72 years old of Indio).

Earlier the previous day, IPD detectives served search warrants in both the City of Indio and the unincorporated area of Desert Hot Springs attempting to locate Gentile.  In the late evening hours of 6/27/14 detectives developed information which led them to a home in Imperial Beach.  Gentile was apprehended without incident and no other arrests were made.  There are no outstanding suspects.  Gentile will be booked into the Riverside County Jail on homicide charges today.

 The Indio Police Department is proud of the tireless work done by detectives to solve this homicide.

The Indio Police Department is asking for anyone who may have information about the incident to please call the Indio Police Department at (760) 391-4057 or call Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP with anonymous information.

For more information contact:Indio Police PIO Sergeant Dan Marshall

Office (760) 541-4291



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