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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Search Warrant Results in Arrest for Narcotics Sales and Illegal Weapons Possession

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Officer: Sergeant Paul Heredia

File # GE221170001

Details:

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Cristhian Omar Hernandez Castillo

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 9:30 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force with the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) served a search warrant at a residence in the 900 block of Arroyo Vista Drive in Palm Springs. During the service of the search warrant Gang Task Force Officers located suspected cocaine, body armor and multiple illegally possessed firearms including an SKS Rifle, AR-15, 12-Gauge Shotgun and a 9mm Semi-Auto Handgun. They arrested Cristhian Omar Hernandez Castillo, a 32-year-old resident of Palm Springs for Possession of Cocaine for Sales, Possession of Firearms with Narcotics, Altering Firearm Serial Numbers, and Illegal Possession of Assault Rifles. Hernandez Castillo was subsequently booked at John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

Additionally, Juan Francisco Hernandez Castillo, a 39-year-old resident of of Palm Springs was taken into custody by ICE for an outstanding Illegal Re-entry Immigration Warrant.

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 Camarena or Agent Garcia 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.

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