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Press Release: Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: June 28, 2019 Time: 2:45 PM
Incident Date: June 26, 2019 Time: 1:00 PM
Incident Location: 27000 Block of Encanto Drive, Menifee
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Aaron Avila
File Number(s): ME191770070


On June 26, 2019, deputies assigned to Special Enforcement Team were conducting proactive patrol in the area of Encanto Drive and McCall Boulevard, in the city of Menifee. At 1:00 PM, deputies contacted the occupants of a vehicle parked at a business in the 27000 block of Encanto Drive. While speaking to the occupants, the deputy learned one of them had an outstanding warrant out of Riverside County. He was identified as Nathaniel Edward Harms, a 46-year-old resident out of Twentynine Palms.

Nathaniel Harms Loaded firearm, approximately 22 pounds of processed marijuana
and a large amount of U.S. currency

During the investigation, the deputy located a loaded firearm, approximately 22 pounds of processed marijuana and a large amount of U.S. currency inside the vehicle. Harms was arrested and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center for felon in possession of a loaded firearm and transportation of marijuana. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Mark Buelna at the Perris Sheriff’s Station by calling 951-210-1000.

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

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