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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Search Warrant / Weapons Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Search Warrant / Weapons Arrest
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:June 2, 2021Time:11:00 AM
Incident Date:May 19, 2021Time:8:00 AM
Incident Location:46-200 block of Harrison Place, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):C211390011 / C211530010


Revolver-AmmunitionOn June 2, 2021 at 7:00 A.M, members of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT) and the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) served a search warrant in the 83-400 block of Capricorn Avenue in the city of Indio. The search warrant stemmed from a felony vandalism case which occurred on March 19, 2021. During the incident the suspect was identified as Michael Romero, 27 of Indio. Romero sprayed painted graffiti casing approximately $2,500 in damage. During the service of the search warrant Enrique Maldonado, 28 of Indio, was found to be in possession of a .38 caliber handgun and cocaine. Maldonado was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center (JBDC) in the city of Indio for possession of cocaine, possession of narcotics while armed, and felony child endangerment. Romero was booked at JBDC for felony vandalism.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Perez 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.

Michael RomeroEnrique Maldonado

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