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Press Release: Probation & Parole Compliance Checks
Agency: Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force
Station Area: Riverside County
Written Date: January 11, 2018 Time: 3:30 pm
Incident Date: January 11, 2018 Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Incident Location: Multiple Locations throughout the city of La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s): Multiple


On Thursday, January 11, 2018, members from the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) with assistance from the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, La Quinta Traffic Enforcement Team, Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team, Indio Police Departments Street Crimes Unit, Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force, and the East Riverside County Post Release Accountability and Compliance Team (PACT Team) conducted probation and parole compliance checks in the city of La Quinta.

  • 56 probation/parole checks were completed
  • Two firearms were recovered
  • 37-year-old, La Quinta resident, Jessica Moreno was arrested for Felony Violation of Probation
  • 47-year-old, La Quinta resident, Daina Lancaster was arrested for Felony Violation of Probation and Possession of Methamphetamine
  • 19-year-old, La Quinta resident, Michael Sandoval was arrested for Felony Violation of Probation and Possession of a Stolen Firearm, all three suspects were booked in to the Riverside County jail, located in Indio for the above listed charges.
Daina Lancaster Jessica Moreno Michael Sandoval

The Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Opens in New Window is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. This is done through a collaborative effort combining peace officers, probation officers, parole agents, federal agents, and prosecutors whose common objective is to provide targeted intelligence gathering, enforcement, investigation and vigorous prosecution of gang members engaged in criminal activity. The Riverside County Gang Task Force also collaborates with school districts, community organizations, and the District Attorney’s Project Safe Neighborhoods program in providing education, intervention and prevention support. Additionally, our goals are to eliminate violent gang crime within our communities through aggressive enforcement, intelligence gathering and investigation, vigorously and effectively prosecute gang members charged with illegal conduct, prevent local youth gangs from becoming criminal enterprises, and enhance the communication of gang intelligence information between all participating agencies.

If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, but do not wish to come forward, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601. This allows you to send information anonymously to the Riverside County Gang Task Force.  Any information you provide can serve as a voice for the community and play a significant role in making your neighborhood and Riverside County a safer place to live. If any information is of an emergency nature, please call 9-1-1. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Sergeant Heredia at (760) 863-1716.

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

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