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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Gang Members Arrested for Firearms, Narcotics, Child Endangerment

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Members Arrested for Firearms, Narcotics, Child Endangerment
Station Area:Desert Hot Springs 
Written Date:September 17, 2020Time:7:15 PM
Incident Date:September 17, 2020Time:9:00 AM
Incident Location:66000 block of 5th Street in Desert Hot Springs
Reporting Officer:Sgt. Paul Heredia
File Number(s):GE202610001


Details:

On Thursday, September 17th, 2020, at 9:00 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) with the assistance of Riverside County Probation, conducted a probation compliance check at a residence in the 66000 block of 5th Street in Desert Hot Springs.  During the compliance check Gang Task Force Officers located two loaded 9mm semi-auto handguns with no serial numbers, extended handgun magazines, a handgun silencer and handgun ammunition.  Also located were several suspected fentanyl pills and evidence of narcotics sales.  Seven juveniles under the age of five were located inside the residence at the time if the compliance check in close proximity to the handguns and narcotics.  Gang Task Force Officers arrested convicted felon and documented criminal street gang member, Gary Griffin-Ramirez, 28 of Desert Hot Springs for Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Silencer, Possession of Narcotics for Sales, Possession of Firearm with Narcotics and Child Endangerment.  Also arrested was documented criminal street gang member, Orlando Griffin-Ramirez, 21 of Desert Hot Springs for Child Endangerment and Suhey Barraza, 26 of Desert Hot Springs for Child Endangerment.  All three subjects were booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio. 

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 Heidt 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.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.


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Gary Griffin-Ramirez
Orlando Griffin-Ramirez
Suhey Barraza


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