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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Jeff Reese

File # L223280002


Diego Ramirez

On January 23, 2023, Lake Elsinore Station deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service. Deputies gathered information and identified the suspect as Diego Ramirez (39, resident of Lake Elsinore). On January 24, 2023, members of the Lake Elsinore Station’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) assumed the investigation. On Friday, January 27, 2023, SET members conducted a traffic stop on Ramirez and detained him pending further investigation. A search warrant was served at Ramirez’ residence. Items located at the residence included a California non-compliant rifle, a handgun and several hundred rounds of miscellaneous caliber ammunition.

Ramirez was transported to Cois Byrd Detention Center and booked on the charges of criminal threats, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of large capacity magazines.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Noel at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.


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