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Posted on: January 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member Arrested for Robbery and Assault with a Firearm



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member Arrested for Robbery and Assault with a Firearm
Station Area:Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force
Written Date:January 9, 2020Time:4:45 PM
Incident Date:January 9, 2020Time:5:00 PM
Incident Location:Multiple Locations in the city of Indio
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s):Y193320009

On Thursday, January 9th, 2020, at 5:00 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served search warrants at five residences located in the city of Indio.  They were assisted by Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team, Indio Police Department, Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force, and the Coachella Community Action Team.  The search warrant stemmed from an investigation into a Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm) that occurred on November 28th, 2019 in the city of Coachella. During the incident the victim was robbed of property and later shot at by one of the fleeing suspects. 

During today’s search warrant service, documented gang member Frank Gonzales, 22 of Indio was arrested and charged with Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Gang Task Force Officers seized a 30-30 Rifle, Derringer Pistol, and body armor.  Gonzales was booked at the Indio Jail. 

Frank Gonzalez
Body Armor


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.

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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