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Posted on: August 9, 2019

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Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Probation in Possession of Ammunition and Destructive Device
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:03/22/19
Incident Date:03/22/19
Incident Location:44000 block of Merced Rd., Hemet
Reporting Officer:Sgt. Bob Nishida
File Number(s): 


On 03/22/19, Task Force Officers (TFO) from the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force conducted a probation compliance check on Jose Angel Briones in the 44000 block of Merced Road in the unincorporated areas of Hemet, CA. During the search, ammunition and a destructive device (pipe bomb) were located at the residence.

The residents surrounding the location were evacuated due to the destructive nature of the device. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.- Hazardous Device Team (HDT) responded to the scene to address the potential threat of the device. The destructive device was rendered safe by HDT. Local residents were inconvenienced for approximately 3 hours.


Jose Angel Briones
42 year old resident of the
unincorporated areas of Hemet, CA

Formal Probation for 273a(a) PC- Willful Child Cruelty

18720 PC- Possession of a Destructive Device
1203.2(a) PC- Probation Violation
30305(a)(1) PC- Felon in Possession of Ammunition
12022.1 PC- Commit a Felony While Out on Bail for another     felony(ies)
On bail for a previous arrest on 02/06/19 (BAF1900163):
o 11378 H&S- Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale
o 32310(a) PC- Possession of large capacity magazines
o 30305(a) PC- Prohibited Person in Possess ammunition
o 496D(a) PC- Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

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