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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Search Warrants Result in Arrests and 3 Illegally Possessed Firearms

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Officer: Sergeant Paul Heredia

File # GE221600002

Details:Handguns

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 5:30 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a follow-up investigation related to an armed robbery that occurred in the 40000 block of Washington Street in Bermuda Dunes on June 9, 2022. During the follow-up investigation, Gang Task Force Officers arrested documented criminal street gang member, Isaac Martinez, 18 of Indio for Robbery, Criminal Threats and Conspiracy. Gang Task Force Officers later served a search warrant at Martinez’ residence located in the 80000 block of Moonshine Drive in Indio. During the service of the search warrant Gang Task Force Officers located a .380 ACP semi-auto handgun and a .22 LR Revolver. The firearms were collected as part of the robbery investigation.

Continuing with their investigation, Gang Task Force Officers served a search warrant at a residence located in the 83000 block of Lupine Avenue in Indio. During the service of the search warrant, Gang Task Force Officers located a vehicle occupied by multiple subjects. All occupants were removed from the vehicle and a search of the car was conducted pursuant to a search warrant. During a search of the vehicle a loaded 9mm semi-auto handgun was located. Gang Task Force Officers determined the handgun was a non-serialized firearm or what is commonly referred to as a “Ghost Gun.” Eddie Amezquita, 18 of Indio was arrested at the scene for Possession of a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Ghost Gun. While on scene, Gang Task Force Officers determined that Amezquita had fired a single round from the firearm in a negligent manner just in front of the residence where the search warrant was being served. The incident occurred a short time before Gang Task Force Officers arrived on scene to serve the search warrant. Amezquita was subsequently charged with Negligent Discharge of a Firearm in addition to his other charges. Both Martinez and Amezquita 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 Deputy Camarena 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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