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Posted on: May 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrested with Brass Knuckles and Narcotics



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member Arrested with Brass Knuckles and Narcotics
Station Area:Desert Hot Springs
Written Date:May 10, 2021Time:10:30 PM
Incident Date:May 10, 2021Time:5:15 PM
Incident Location:Palm Drive and Dillon Road in Desert Hot Springs
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):GE211300001

Eddie Garcia


On Monday, May 10th, 2021, at 5:15 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Palm Drive and Dillon Road in the city of Desert Hot Springs. During the traffic stop Task Force Officers located Brass Knuckles, Methamphetamine and Cocaine in the possession of the driver of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as documented criminal street gang member and convicted felon, Eddie Garcia, 43 of Desert Hot Springs. Garcia was arrested for Possession of Brass Knuckles, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cocaine and Violation of Probation. Garcia was subsequently booked at John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer James at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601.

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