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Posted on: March 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Search Warrants Result in Arrests for Illegally Possessed Firearms


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sgt. Paul Heredia

File # GE220710001



On Friday, March 11, 2022, at 9:30 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force with the assistance of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau and Indian Wells Special Enforcement Team, served a weapons related search warrant at a business located in the 73000 block of Highway 111 in Palm Desert and at a hotel located in the 44000 block of Indian Wells Lane in Indian Wells. During the service of the search warrants, Gang Task Force Officers located multiple illegally possessed firearms including two 9mm semi-auto handguns, one .45 caliber semi-auto handgun and one fully automatic rifle. The rifle was determined to be an unserialized firearm or what is commonly referred to as a “Ghost Gun.” Gang Task Force Officers arrested Gabriel Miralez, 19 of Thermal and Reynaldo Olea, 20 of Indio. Olea is a documented criminal street gang member. Both subjects were charged with Possession of a Prohibited Firearm, Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Possession of an Unserialized Firearm or “Ghost Gun”, Possession of a Machine Gun and Possession of High-Capacity Magazines. Both Miralez and Olea were 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 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.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

Gabriel Miralez
Reynaldo Olea

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