RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Felon in Possession of a Firearm|
|Written Date:||February 17, 2021||Time:||7:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||February 17, 2021||Time:||6:21 PM|
|Incident Location:||Interstate 10 and Apache Trail, Cabazon|
|Reporting Officer:||Sgt. Mike Bennett, Region 2 Gang Task Force|
On February 17, 2021, at 6:21 PM, Gang Task Force Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Interstate 10 Freeway and Apache Trail in the unincorporated community of Cabazon. The vehicle was occupied by two male subjects. The driver of the vehicle, who will not be named, was on active felony probation. Gang Task Force Officers had both occupants step out of the vehicle to conduct a probation search of the vehicle. The front seat passenger, identified as Levon Landeros, a twenty-nine-year-old resident of Redlands, was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun in his waistband. A record check of Landeros confirmed he was a convicted felon and prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms or ammunition. Landeros was placed under arrest and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility.
The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The San Gorgonio Special Operations Regional Gang Task Force is one of six teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force. The San Gorgonio Special Operations Gang Task Force is staffed with members from the Banning Police Department, Beaumont Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
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