RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Felon in Possession of a Firearm|
|Written Date:||September 1, 2021||Time:||10:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||September 1, 2021||Time:||8:43 PM|
|Incident Location:||31000 block of Robertson Street, Homeland|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Jose Ayala|
On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 8:43 P.M., the Perris County Team, with the assistance of Task Force Officers from the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Region 6 Perris/lake Elsinore, served a search warrant at a residence in the 31000 block of Robertson Street, in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Homeland. The search warrant stemmed from a traffic stop where Richard Avalos, a 45-year-old resident of Homeland, was found in possession of 11 grams of methamphetamine. Richard Avalos was taken into custody without incident.
A search warrant was served at Richard Avalos’ residence, and deputies located a loaded short-barreled rifle, multiple loaded high-capacity magazines, a plate carrier, body armor, two ballistic helmets, a canister of CS gas, ammunition, brass knuckles, and items indicative of narcotics sales.
Avalos was charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a short-barreled Rifle, a Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Narcotics for Sales, and Possession of Brass Knuckles. Avalos was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Brett Pendleton at (951) 210-1000.
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