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Posted on: April 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Gang Members Arrested with Firearms and Body Armor


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Officer: Sergeant Paul Heredia

File # GE220960001


Bullet-Proof-Vests-RifleOn Thursday, April 6, 2022, at 5:00 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served a search warrant at a residence located in the 66000 block of 6 Street in Desert Hot Springs. During the service of the search warrant Gang Task Force Officers located a 12-gauge shotgun, .300 caliber rifle, multiple rounds of ammunition, 5 sets of body armor and two collapsible batons. They arrested convicted felon and documented criminal street gang member, Ronald Solarzano, a 42-year-old resident of Desert Hot Springs for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Felon in Possession of Body Armor and Possession of Collapsible Batons. Also arrested was convicted felon and documented criminal street gang member, Sandra Ponce, a 58-year-old resident of Desert Hot Springs. Ponce was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felon in Possession of Ammunition.

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.

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Ronald Solarzano
Sandra Ponce

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