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Posted on: March 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Search Warrant / Brandishing a Firearm and Criminal Threats Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Search Warrant / Brandishing a Firearm and Criminal Threats Arrest
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:March 23, 2021Time:9:40 AM
Incident Date:March 9, 2021Time:3:00 PM
Incident Location:86-100 block of Las Flores Drive, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):Y210680048

Robert Soto


On March 23, 2021, at 9:00 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 86-100 block of Las Flores Drive in the city of Coachella.  The search warrant stemmed from a brandishing of a firearm investigation. Robert Soto, 18 of Coachella, was arrested for brandishing a firearm and making criminal threats. The weapon used in the incident was recovered at the residence. Soto 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 Camarena with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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