RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Illegal Firearms Arrest|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||July 17, 2021||Time:||2:31 PM|
|Incident Date:||July 14, 2021||Time:||3:15 PM|
|Incident Location:||Dorner Drive and Ramsdell Drive, Moreno Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Christopher Varela|
On July 14, 2021, at 3:15 PM, Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team/Gang Unit were conducting proactive patrol in the area of Dorner Drive and Ramsdell Drive, Moreno Valley and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. During this traffic stop the passenger, Jonathan Pitchford (36yrs), was found to be in possession of a loaded unregistered firearm. Pitchford, a convicted felon, was taken into custody and booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for various weapons charges.
The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team/Gang Unit is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sgt. Varela at the Moreno Valley Station at (951)486-6700.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Deputy Mahoney at the Moreno Valley Sheriff Station – (951) 486-6700.
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