RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Fugitive Gang Member Arrested for $2,000,000.00 Warrant|
|Station Area:||Palm Springs|
|Written Date:||January 7, 2021||Time:||6:45 PM|
|Incident Date:||January 7, 2021||Time:||3:45 PM|
|Incident Location:||500 block of East Palm Canyon Drive in the city of Palm Springs|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Paul Heredia|
|File Number(s):||GE210070001, GE210070002|
On Thursday, January 7th, 2021, at 3:45 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) with the assistance of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), conducted an arrest warrant service at a motel in the 500 block of East Palm Canyon Drive in the city of Palm Springs. Gang Task Force Officers arrested documented gang member and fugitive, Ricardo Rivera Jr. 31, of Cathedral City for outstanding arrest warrants for Violation of Probation, Burglary and Vehicle Theft with a total bail of $2,000,000.00. Also arrested was Elisa Lopez, 24 of Desert Hot Springs for an outstanding arrest warrant for Vehicle Theft with a total bail of $250,000.00. Both subjects were subsequently booked at 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 James 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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|Ricardo Rivera Jr.||Elisa Lopez|