RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Gang Member in Possession of a Stolen Firearm|
|Written Date:||November 4, 2020||Time:||3:15 PM|
|Incident Date:||November 4, 2020||Time:||10:45 PM|
|Incident Location:||700 block of Clearwater Drive, Perris|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Michael Moulton – Region 6 Gang Task Force|
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.
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