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Posted on: January 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Rifles and Thousands of Rounds Seized During Search Warrant



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Rifles and Thousands of Rounds Seized During Search Warrant
Station Area:Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force
Written Date:January 7, 2020Time:11:45 PM
Incident Date:January 7, 2020Time:2:00 PM
Incident Location:53000 Block of Calle Bonita, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):GE200070001

On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force with the assistance of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT, served a firearms related search warrant in the 53000 block of Calle Bonita in Coachella.  During the service of the search warrant Gang Task Force Officers seized 6 rifles, 1 revolver handgun, approximately 10,000 rounds of ammunition including armor piercing rounds, 2 sets of body armor, approximately 50 thirty-round AR-15 magazines, and a milling drill used in the production of rifles.  The investigation is ongoing.


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. You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website using the 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.


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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