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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Weapons Arrest

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Weapons Arrest
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:January 13, 2021Time:8:30 AM
Incident Date:January 13, 2021Time:5:00 AM
Incident Location:5100 block of La Ponderosa, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):Y210130005


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Alejandro Cota

Details:

On January 13, 2021, at 5:00 A.M., deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), with the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), served a search warrant at a residence in the 5100 block of La Ponderosa in the city of Coachella. The search warrant stemmed from a negligent discharge of a firearm investigation from New Year’s Eve.  During the search warrant service, a short-barreled AR-15 rifle was located and seized. Alejandro Cota, 18 of Coachella, was arrested for possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a short-barreled rifle.  Cota was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in the city of Indio.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Ruiz with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

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


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