RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Wanted Felon Arrested for Possession of a Firearm|
|Written Date:||December 10, 2021||Time:||N/A|
|Incident Date:||December 9, 2021||Time:||9:59 PM|
|Incident Location:||3500 Block of West Florida Avenue, Hemet|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Art Paez- Region 3 Gang Task Force|
On Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 9:59 PM, Region 3 Gang Task Force Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 3500 Block of West Florida Avenue, in the City of Hemet, on a BMW coupe for vehicle code violations. Task Force Officers spoke with the driver, Richard Jimenez, who indicated he had a warrant. Richard also disclosed there was a firearm in the vehicle. Richard was detained without incident and a records check confirmed he had two felony no bail warrants. During a search of the vehicle, a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm firearm was located. Richard was arrested for several weapons charges, felony warrants, 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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