RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Gang Member Arrested For Assualt With Firearm|
|Station Area:||Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force|
|Written Date:||December 17, 2019||Time:||8:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||December 17, 2019||Time:||2:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||53000 Block of Tyler Street, Coachella|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Paul Heredia|
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 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.
You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website using the Gang Activity Form.
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