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Posted on: December 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrested for Assault with Firearm



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member Arrested for Assault with Firearm
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:December 17, 2019Time:8:00 PM
Incident Date:December 17, 2019Time:2:00 PM
Incident Location:53000 Block of Tyler Street, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):Y193020068


Geronimo Nunez-Vasquez

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted follow-up investigation regarding an assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in the 53000 block of Tyler Street in Coachella on October 29, 2019.  During the assault, the suspect pointed a firearm at several victims and threatened them.  A single shot was fired but no one was struck.  The suspect fled the scene. 

During their investigation, Gang Task Force Officers identified the suspect as documented gang member, Geronimo Nunez-Vasquez, 19 of Coachella.  On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. Gang Task Force Officers conducted a knock and talk at Nunez-Vasquez’ residence located in the 53000 block of Tyler Street in Coachella and apprehended him as he attempted to flee through the back door.  Nunez-Vasquez was arrested and subsequently charged with five counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm) and five counts of making Criminal Threats.  He was booked at the Indio Jail.

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 James 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. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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