Palm Springs, CA
On Monday, April 10th, 2023, at approximately 5:42 PM, PSPD Dispatch received the report of an active fire in the Prescott Preserve near the 1000 Block of S. El Cielo Road.
When officers arrived at the scene, they were provided a description of a subject in the area who allegedly may have started the fire. The Palm Springs Fire Department responded to the scene, and they were able to extinguish a small, isolated brush fire.
During the investigation, PSPD Officers were able to locate and identify a subject matching the description provided by a witness. Anthony Cordero, a 33-year-old homeless male from Palm Springs, was subsequently arrested for suspicion of arson. Cordero was transported to the John Benoit Detention Facility in Indio and was charged with PC 451(c) – Arson of a structure or forest land.
The Palm Springs Fire Department and the PSPD are working collaboratively on this incident. If you have any additional information, please get in touch with the PSPD Investigations Division at 760-323-8121. Anonymous information can also be provided via Crime Stoppers at 760-347-7867