Coachella Man Assaults Ex-Gal Pal, Deputies; Arrested After Early Morning Drunken Tantrum
Suspect Estevan Chavez Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept

It was around 1 in the morning on Sunday November 13th 2022 deputies were called to Playa Del Amor Street in Coachella, where 33 year old Estevan Chavez was assaulting his former girlfriend.

Chavez was in the driveway of the home when deputies arrived, and he was in no mood to cooperate.

First of all, he was extremely intoxicated. 

He started to throw full beer bottles at the deputies on scene. 

Deputies were able to subdue Chavez and arrest him. 

The ex-girlfriend complained of pain to her face; however she refused medical treatment. 

Chavez sustained minor injuries during the altercation. He was treated on scene by paramedics and transported to a local hospital for further evaluation in preparation of booking. No deputies were injured during this incident. 

Chavez was later booked at the John Benoit Detention Center for felony domestic violence, assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, and resisting arrest by force.

The Thermal Sheriff’s Station is asking anyone with additional information regarding this incident to contact Deputy Ascencio of the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling 760-863-8990. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Valley Crimestoppers at 760-341-7867.


Suspect Estevan Chavez

Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept