RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Gang Member Arrested during Search Warrants; 46 Firearms, Narcotics and Cash Located|
|Station Area:||Desert Hot Springs|
|Written Date:||February 4, 2021||Time:||3:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||February 3, 2021||Time:||5:00 AM|
|Incident Location:||19000 block of Ford Avenue and 18000 block of Ford Avenue in Desert Hot Springs|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Paul Heredia |
On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2020, at 5:00 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) with the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team served search warrants at residences located in the 19000 block of Ford Avenue and the 18000 block of Ford Avenue in Desert Hot Springs. During the service of the search warrants Gang Task Force Officers located and collected approximately 65.0 grams of suspected methamphetamine, approximately 24.0 grams of suspected cocaine, 8.9 grams of suspected psilocybin (mushrooms), several hundred Xanax pills, and several thousand miscellaneous pills. Gang Task Force Officers located and collected 46 illegally possessed firearms including multiple firearms that had altered serial numbers or were illegally manufactured and absent of serial numbers. Multiple firearms were determined to have been previously reported as stolen. Gang Task Force located and collected more than $150,000.00 in cash during the search warrant.
Gang Task Force Officers arrested convicted felon and documented criminal street gang member, Robert Ramos 24 of Desert Hot Springs for Possession of Narcotics for Sale, Possession of Narcotics While Armed, Felon in Possession of Firearms, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Prohibited Firearms.
Gang Task Force also arrested Tyler Murray, 26 of Desert Hot Springs for Possession of Narcotics for Sale, Possession of Narcotics While Armed, Illegal Manufacturing of Firearms, Possession of Prohibited Firearms, Committing a Felony While on Bail, Operating a Drug House, and Child Endangerment.
Both Ramos and Murray were 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 Budnik 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.
For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.
|Robert Ramos||Tyler Murray|