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Posted on: July 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member Arrest
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:July 17, 2021Time:9:00 AM
Incident Date:July 24, 2021Time:10:00 AM
Incident Location:84-100 block of Calendula, Coachella & 85-400 block of Avenue 52, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):Y211750048

Eddy Flores


Theft Investigation leads to documented gang member arrest.

On July 17, 2021, at 7:00 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 two residences located in the 84-100 block of Calendula, Coachella and the 84-400 block of Avenue 52, Coachella. The search warrant stemmed from a theft investigation CCAT was conducting. During the search warrant service, stolen property and a stolen vehicle were recovered. Documented gang member Eddy Flores, 23 of Coachella, was arrested for theft, burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, two felony warrants for being a parolee at large and possession of a stolen vehicle and two misdemeanor warrants for theft and narcotic possession. Flores 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 Ruiz 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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