RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Search Warrant / Weapons Arrest|
|Written Date:||February 4, 2021||Time:||9:00 AM|
|Incident Date:||February 4, 2021||Time:||7:00 AM|
|Incident Location:||51-900 block of Calle Techa, Coachella|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Mariano Matos III|
On February 4, 2021, at 7:00 A.M., deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), with the assistance of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT), served a search warrant at a residence in the 51-900 block of Calle Techa in the city of Coachella. The search warrant stemmed from a weapons investigation CCAT was conducting. During the search warrant service, a loaded handgun was located and seized. Documented gang member Francisco Villanueva, 18 of Coachella, was arrested for possession of a prohibited firearm and committing a felony while out on bail. Villanueva 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 Lackey with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).
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