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Posted on: September 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Operation Urgent Fury



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Operation Urgent Fury
Station Area:Eastern Coachella Valley
Written Date:September 11, 2020Time:2:30 AM
Incident Date:September 10, 2020Time:2:00 PM
Incident Location:Multiple Locations within the Eastern Coachella Valley
Reporting Officer:Sgt. Paul Heredia
File Number(s):Multiple


On Thursday, September 10th, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted Operation Urgent Fury to combat gang related violent crime in the eastern Coachella Valley.  The operation consisted of 130 probation and parole compliance checks coupled with saturation patrols in the eastern Coachella Valley.  A total of 145 law enforcement officers from multiple law enforcement entities assisted during the operation including Riverside County Gang Task Force Regions 2, 3, 6, and 7, Eastern P.A.C.T., Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT, California Highway Patrol K-9 Team, California Highway Patrol Aviation, Indio Police Department Street Crimes and Major Crimes Units, Central P.A.C.T., La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, La Quinta Traffic Team, Lake Elsinore Station, Thermal Station Investigations, Coachella Community Action Team, Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team, Palm Desert Station Investigations, Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team, Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit, Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force, Riverside Auto-Theft Interdiction Detail, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department S.T.R.E.E.T., and Riverside County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team.

During the operation 16 subjects were arrested for various offenses and 6 illegally possessed handguns were seized. All subjects were booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (C.V.V.C.G.T.F.) 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 C.V.V.C.G.T.F. member Officer James 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.

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