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Posted on: August 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrested for Narcotics Sales - Copy



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Narcotics Sales
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:08/01/19
Time:0:00 PM
Incident Date:08/01/19
Time:0:00 PM
Incident Location:52000 block of Calle Camacho, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sgt. Paul Heredia 
File Number(s):GE192140002


On Friday, August 1, 2019, at 11:30 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served a narcotics related search warrant near the 52000 block of Calle Camacho in Coachella. During the service of the search warrant, Task Force Officers seized marijuana, concentrated cannabis, and methamphetamine. Additionally, evidence of narcotics sales occurring at the residence was collected including pre-packaged marijuana and approximately $6,200.00 in cash. Documented gang member Michael Penalber, 64 of Coachella was arrested for Possession of Marijuana for Sales and Possession of Methamphetamine. Nicolas Penalber, 19 of Coachella was arrested for Possession of Marijuana for Sales. Matthew Renteria, 19 of Los Angeles was also arrested for Possession of Marijuana for Sales. All three subjects were booked at Indio Jail.

Michael Penalber
Nicolas Penalber
Matthew Renteria

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.

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