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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Gang Member in Possession of a Stolen Firearm

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member in Possession of a Stolen Firearm
Station Area:Perris
Written Date:November 4, 2020Time:3:15 PM
Incident Date:November 4, 2020Time:10:45 PM
Incident Location:700 block of Clearwater Drive, Perris
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Michael Moulton – Region 6 Gang Task Force
File Number(s):PE203090018


Details:

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Juan Chavez

On November 4, 2020, at 1047 hours, deputies from the Perris station were dispatched to a disturbance between a male armed with a firearm and a female in the 700 block of Clearwater Drive in the city of Perris. When deputies arrived, they observed a male matching the description of the armed subject enter a vehicle in the driveway. Deputies were able to safely detain the subject, identified as Juan Chavez, without incident. Deputies from the Perris/Lake Elsinore Gang Task Force recognized Chavez as a local gang member who was on probation and responded to the location where they assumed the investigation. During a search of Chavez’s vehicle and residence, deputies located a stolen .22 caliber rifle, several rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, brass knuckles, gang indicia, and drug paraphernalia.

Chavez, a 32-year-old resident of Perris, was arrested and booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center for the following charges:

  • Felon convicted of a violent crime in possession of a firearm
  • Felon in possession of ammunition
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Possession of illegal weapons
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

If you have any information related to this investigation, please contact Deputy Wilmer of the Perris/Lake Elsinore Gang Task Force at 951-210-7098. 

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

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