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Posted on: February 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrested for Illegally Possessed Firearm



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member Arrested for Illegally Possessed Firearm
Station Area:Gang Task Force - Coachella Valley
Written Date:February 10, 2022Time:7:15 PM
Incident Date:February 10, 2022Time:1:00 PM
Incident Location:65000 block of Dale Kiler Road in Mecca
Reporting Officer:Sergeant  Paul Heredia
File Number(s):GE220410001

 Juan Mulato


On Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a probation compliance check at a residence located in the 65000 block of Dale Kiler Road in the unincorporated community of Mecca. During the compliance check Gang Task Force Officers located a .45 caliber semi-auto handgun and several rounds of ammunition. They arrested convicted felon and documented criminal street gang member, Juan Mulato, 19 of Mecca for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and Violation of Probation. Mulato was subsequently booked at John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

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 Knudson 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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