RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Felon in Possession of a Firearm|
|Written Date:||February 20, 2021||Time:||8:01 PM|
|Incident Date:||February 20, 2021||Time:||6:03 PM|
|Incident Location:||I-215 south onramp and Redlands Avenue, Perris|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Jose Ayala|
On Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 6:03 P.M., members of the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Region 6 conducted a traffic stop on the I-215 south onramp and Redlands Avenue, in the city of Perris. Deputies contacted Cass Dixie, a 41-year-old resident of Hemet. Deputies discovered Dixie was operating his vehicle without a driver’s license. Deputies requested Dixie exit his vehicle and Dixie complied. A subsequent search of Dixie’s person revealed a loaded .38-caliber special revolver in his waistband. A search of Dixie’s vehicle revealed additional .38-caliber special ammunition and a small bindle of cocaine.
Dixie was taken into custody and charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed. Dixie was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center.
The Perris-Lake Elsinore Regional Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Mark Buelna at (951) 210-1000.
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