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Posted on: October 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Felon in Possession of Gun and Ammunition



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Felon in Possession of Gun and Ammunition
Station Area:Banning
Written Date:October 28, 2020Time:8:45 PM
Incident Date:October 28, 2020Time:6:40 PM
Incident Location:500 block of West Nicolet Street, Banning
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mike Bennett, Region 2 Gang Task Force
File Number(s):20-2384


Thord Odell

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 6:40 PM, members of the San Gorgonio Special Operations Regional Gang Task Force (Region 2) conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of West Nicolet Street in the City of Banning. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Thord Odell, a 30 year-old resident of Cabazon, California.

During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Odell is a gang member associate. A search was conducted of Odell’s vehicle and a loaded .22 caliber rifle was located under Odell’s front driver’s seat. Odell is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing any guns or ammunition. Odell was placed under arrest for felon in possession of a gun, and felon in possession of ammunition, he was booked at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility.

The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The San Gorgonio Special Operations Regional Gang Task Force is one of six teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force. The San Gorgonio Special Operations Gang Task Force is staffed with members from the Banning Police Department, Beaumont Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

If you have any information related to this investigation or if you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant Mike Bennett at the San Gorgonio Special Operations Gang Task Force at 951-922-7100.

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

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