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Press Release: Juvenile Gang Member with Gun Arrest
Agency: Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 11/15/18 Time: 2:30 PM
Incident Date: 11/15/18 Time: 10:30 AM
Incident Location: 52000 block of Nelson Street in Coachella
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s): GE183190001


On Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 10:30 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served a weapons related search warrant near the 52000 block of Nelson Street in the city of Coachella.  During the service of the search warrant, a 17-year-old juvenile was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and narcotics.  The juvenile is a documented criminal street gang member.  Gang Task Force Officers seized a loaded .22 caliber revolver, ammunition, methamphetamine and heroin.  The juvenile was charged with being a minor in possession of a loaded firearm, possession of firearm while in possession of narcotics, and possession of narcotics for sale.  The juvenile was booked at Juvenile Hall in Indio. 

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force Opens in New Window is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer Matos at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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