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Posted on: October 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Gang Task Force Arrests Gang Member

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Paul Heredia

File # GE222940002


Adrian Cortez

On Friday, October 21, 2022, at 11:30 PM, the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of Michigan Avenue in Beaumont. During the service of the search warrant, Gang Task Force Officers located a loaded 9mm semi-auto handgun. The gun was absent any identifying serial numbers. Gang Task Force Officers arrested convicted felon and documented criminal street gang member, Adrian Cortez, a 19-year-old resident of Beaumont. Cortez was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Non-Serialized Firearm, and Violation of Probation. Cortez was subsequently booked at the John Benoit Detention Center.

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 J. Chavez 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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