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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Weapons Arrest of a Juvenile

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III

File # Y222940009

Details:Handgun

On October 21, 2022, at 7:00 A.M., members of the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), with the assistance of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT), served a search warrant at a residence located in the 84–700 block of Avenue 51 in the city of Coachella. The search warrant stemmed from a weapons investigation CCAT was conducting. During the search warrant, CCAT members located a loaded .40 caliber handgun and a Billy club. Arrested was a male juvenile documented criminal street gang member, who was found sleeping on top of the handgun. The male juvenile was booked at the Indio Juvenile Hall for possession of a Billy club, juvenile in possession of a firearm, juvenile in possession of ammunition, possession of an unregistered firearm, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Molina with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 760-863-8990 or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).

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


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