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Posted on: January 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale, Possession of an Assault Rifle, Carrying a Loaded Firearm



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale, Possession of an Assault Rifle, Carrying a Loaded Firearm 
Station Area:Perris
Written Date:January 6, 2020Time:6:46 PM
Incident Date:January 6, 2020Time:4:25 AM
Incident Location:Perris Boulevard and Orange Avenue, Perris
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Steve Stanton
File Number(s):PE200060014


On January 6, 2020 at approximately 4:25 A.M., a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, assigned to the city of Perris, observed two vehicles involved in suspicious activity at a car wash located at the intersection of Perris Boulevard and Orange Avenue.  The deputy contacted the occupants of the vehicle and detained them.

Jose Lopez
Irene Gutierrez

The deputy’s investigation led to the discovery of 7 ounces of methamphetamine, cash, three guns and ammunition.  One of the weapons was an AR-15 “Ghost” weapon that did not have a serial number.  One of the handguns was stolen from a residence in Moreno Valley.  Deputies arrested Jose Lopez, age 34 and Irene Gutierrez, age 43 both of Moreno Valley.  The subjects were booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center. 


The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages all citizens to report any suspicious activity.  Anyone with additional information is urged to call Corporal Rice at Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000.

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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