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Posted on: November 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Firearms Seized During Probation Check in Palm Desert


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Firearms Seized During Probation Check in Palm Desert
Station Area:Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force
Written Date:November 15, 2019Time:1:30 PM
Incident Date:November 15, 2019Time:11:03 PM
Incident Location:74000 Block of Goleta Avenue, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):GE193190002


On Friday, November 15, 2019, at 11:03 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a probation compliance check at a residence in the 74000 block of Goleta Avenue in Palm Desert. During the probation check, Gang Task Force Officers observed convicted felon Brandon Forero, 25 of Palm Desert, attempting to flee the residence through the backyard with a rifle case in hand. Task Force Officers took Forero into custody without incident and subsequently located a loaded .22 caliber rifle inside the rifle case. During a search of Forero’s vehicle, Task Force Officers located a loaded .38 caliber revolver. Forero was also found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Forero was arrested and transported to the Indio Jail where he was booked for being a Felon in Possession of Firearms, Possession of Narcotics with a Firearm, and Violation of Probation. 


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 Officer Villasenor at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Activity Form or call 951-922-7601.

The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several local and countywide law enforcement agencies with the goal of providing safe and secure communities free of violent crime and gang violence.

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