RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Firearm Arrest|
|Written Date:||March 19, 2021||Time:||9:26 PM|
|Incident Date:||March 17, 2021||Time:||6:44 PM|
|Incident Location:||200 North Elk Street, City of Hemet|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Ian Baily- Region 3 Gang Task Force|
On Wednesday March 17, 2021, at 6:44pm, Gang Task Force personnel conducted an occupied vehicle check in the 200 North Elk Street, in the city of Hemet, and contacted Phelan Fleming. Fleming is a documented criminal street gang member and on parole with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. During a parole search of the vehicle, Task Force Officers located a fully loaded 9MM handgun with an extended high capacity magazine. Task Force Officers followed-up at Fleming’s residence and conducted a parole search. The search rendered an additional loaded handgun, a California prohibited rifle, and several rounds of ammunition. The handgun was previously reported stolen to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Fleming was taken into custody for multiple weapons related offenses, possession of stolen property and violation of parole.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force has been in existence since April 2006. The Law Enforcement Agencies within “The Valley” have been working together since this time on a daily basis. The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force is comprised of members from the Hemet Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol. The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force operates in the Cities of Hemet, San Jacinto, and the unincorporated areas of Hemet. The law enforcement leadership within the valley meets regularly and coordinates the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force activities. Since the formation of the task force, leadership has recognized the importance of working together to provide the highest level of service for the citizens within the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force is one of six teams comprising the entire Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of various law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.
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