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Posted on: October 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrested with Firearm


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member Arrested with Firearm
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:10/16/19Time:7:00 PM
Incident Date:10/16/19Time:5:00 PM
Incident Location:47000 block of Lagoon Court in Indio
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):GE192890001


CVVCGTF19-1016-Christian Romero
Christian Romero

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 5:00 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a parole compliance check in the 47000 block of Lagoon Court in Indio.  During the check, Task Force Officers seized a pistol-grip pump action shotgun.  Task Force Officers arrested documented gang member, Christian Matthew Romero, 24 of Indio for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Pepper Spray (Mace) and Violation of Parole.  He was booked at the Indio Jail.


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 Budnik 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. 


The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several local and countywide law enforcement agencies with the goal of providing safe and secure communities free of violent crime and gang violence.

 You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website using the Gang Activity Form.

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