Carjacking Suspect Arrested in Desert Hot Springs

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Police arrested a man over the weekend for carjacking, they announced Tuesday.

Peter Meraz appears in a booking photo released by Desert Hot Springs police on July 30, 2019.
Peter Meraz appears in a booking photo released by Desert Hot Springs police on July 30, 2019.

Peter Meraz, 48, allegedly committed the crime in the 66800 block of Pierson Boulevard on Friday and was arrested the next morning, according to Desert Hot Springs police.

He was booked on suspicion of carjacking, vandalism, resisting arrest and violating parole, Riverside County records show. Meraz was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

Authorities provided no further details.

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