RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Gang Members Arrested with Loaded Firearms|
|Station Area:||Desert Hot Springs|
|Written Date:||November 12, 2021||Time:||7:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||November 12, 2021||Time:||11:30 AM|
|Incident Location:||Los Felices Circle and San Rafael Road in Palm Springs; 66000 block of Two Bunch Palms Trail in Desert Hot Springs|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Paul Heredia|
|File Number(s):||GE213160001, GE213160002|
On Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11:30 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force with the assistance of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau conducted a vehicle stop at Los Felices Circle and San Rafael Road in Palm Springs. During the vehicle stop two male juveniles ages 16 and 17 were taken into custody after it was determined they were both in possession of loaded firearms. Both suspects were previously convicted of felonies and both were documented criminal street gang members.
Following the vehicle stop, Gang Task Force Units and Special Enforcement Bureau Units served a search warrant at a residence located in the 66000 block of Two Buch Palms Trail in Desert Hot Springs. During the service of the search warrant Gang Task Force Units located additional evidence related to the investigation.
Further investigation revealed that one of the firearms recovered from the suspects was previously reported stolen.
Both juveniles were taken to Juvenile Hall in Indio and booked on the following charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer Coddington at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601.
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