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Posted on: March 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Minor in Possession of a Loaded Firearm Arrest

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant David Aldrich

File # Y230880059


On March 29, 2023, the Thermal Station Special Investigations Unit conducted a weapons related investigation. The investigation led to the 84700 block of Avenue 51, in the city of Coachella. A search warrant was served at an apartment in the area. A 16-year-old Hispanic male juvenile was taken into custody without incident, after he was found to be in possession of a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic firearm. The juvenile was transported to the Indio Juvenile Hall, where he was booked for, minor in possession of a semi-automatic firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

The Thermal Station Investigations Special Investigations Unit is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Piscatella at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760) 863-8107.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Valley Crimestoppers at (760) 341-7867.

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