RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Illegal Firearms Arrest|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||July 17, 2021||Time:||2:45 PM|
|Incident Date:||July 16, 2021||Time:||8:28 PM|
|Incident Location:||12000 Block of Carnation Lane / Moreno Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Christopher Varela|
On July 16, 2021, at 8:28 PM, Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team/Gang Unit on proactive patrol in the 12000 block of Carnation Lane in Moreno Valley. This area is frequented by documented criminal street gang members. As the deputies pulled on the street, they saw several known and documented criminal street gang members walk away from where several vehicles were parked.
Deputies were able to detain, Laprez Gray (27yrs), who was standing next to a black Mercedes. During this investigation a loaded unregistered firearm was located inside the Mercedes and Gray was taken into custody. Gray was subsequently booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for weapons violations.
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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