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Posted on: April 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrested for Assault with a Firearm



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member Arrested for Assault with a Firearm
Station Area:Indio
Written Date:April 29, 2020Time:6:30 PM
Incident Date:April 29, 2020Time:4:00 PM
Incident Location:80000 block of Highway 111 in Indio
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):T201140205


On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) with the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s SWAT conducted a follow up investigation into an assault with a firearm that occurred on Friday, April 24th, 2020. The incident occurred at a residence located in the 42000 block of Wisconsin Avenue in the city of Palm Desert. During the incident, a male suspect, later identified as Robert Venegas, 44, documented gang member of Palm Desert, pointed a handgun at a victim inside the residence. No shots were fired during the incident.

SWAT and Gang Task Force Officers arrested Venegas after locating him at a motel in the 80000 block of Highway 111 in the city of Indio. Venegas was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a Firearm Enhancement. Venegas was booked at the Indio Jail.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force 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 Villasenor 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.

Robert Venegas

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