RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Probationer Found in Possession of a Stolen Loaded Firearm|
|Station Area:||Gang Task Force|
|Written Date:||07/31/19||Time:||0:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||07/31/19||Time:||0:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||28000 block of Jefferson Ave., Temecula|
|Reporting Officer:||Sgt. Steve Dyer|
On July 31, 2019, members of the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force recognized a probationer in a parking lot at a motel in the 28000 block of Jefferson Avenue in the City of Temecula. The 33-year old Temecula transient probationer was identified as Justin Carter. A probation search of his possessions and vehicle resulted in the recovery of a loaded handgun, addition magazines, and ammunition. One of the magazines was found to be an illegal large capacity magazine. The firearm had been altered and illegally turned into an assault weapon. A records check of the firearm revealed it to have been stolen.
Justin Carter was booked into CBDC on the following charges.
29800(a)(1) PC Felon/Addict in Possession of a Firearm
496 PC Possession of Stolen Property
30605 PC Unlawful Possession of an Assault Weapon
32310 PC Possession of Large capacity Magazine
23900 PC Change, Alter or Obliterate Serial Number
12022.1 PC Crime While Out on Bail
1203.2(a) PC Probation Violation
30305(a)(1) PC Felon in Possession of Ammunition
Case Number – GS192120001
The Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force is one of 5 teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force which is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force is staffed with members from the California Highway Patrol, United States Border Patrol, Murrieta Police Department, Riverside County Probation Department, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
If you have any information related to this investigation or if you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant Steve Dyer at the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force at 951-461-6363. You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website at Gang Activity Form.
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