RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Convicted Felon Arrested for Possession of a Firearm|
|Written Date:||December 1, 2021||Time:||N/A|
|Incident Date:||November 1, 2021||Time:||2:03 PM|
|Incident Location:||3200 Block of West Florida Avenue, Hemet|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Art Paez- Region 3 Gang Task Force|
On Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 2:03 PM, Region 3 Gang Task Force Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 3200 Block of West Florida Avenue, in the City of Hemet, County of Riverside on a Toyota sedan for vehicle code violations. Task Force Officers spoke with a passenger, Victor Grabiel, who was on Parole. During a search of the vehicle in the area where Victor was seated, a loaded Ruger LCP .380 and several loaded magazines were located. Victor was arrested for several weapons charges and later transported to the Riverside County Jail.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force has been in existence since April 2006. The Law Enforcement Agencies within “The Valley” have been working together since this time on a daily basis. The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force is comprised of members from the Hemet Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol. The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force operates in the Cities of Hemet, San Jacinto, and the unincorporated areas of Hemet. The law enforcement leadership within the valley meets regularly and coordinates the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force activities. Since the formation of the task force, leadership has recognized the importance of working together to provide the highest level of service for the citizens within the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force is one of five teams comprising the entire Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of various law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.
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