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Posted on: January 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Multiple Weapons Seized During Parole Search



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Multiple Weapons Seized During Parole Search
Station Area:Gang Task Force - Region 4
Written Date:January 31, 2020Time:12:00 PM
Incident Date:January 30, 2020Time:18:30 PM
Incident Location:30200 Sierra Madre Drive, Temecula
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Dyer
File Number(s):GS200300002

On January 30, 2020 at approximately 1830 hours, members of the Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 30200 block of Sierra Madre Drive in the City of Temecula.  An occupant of the vehicle (Michael Walton) was arrested for having three outstanding felony warrants.  Walton was on Mandatory Supervision Probation.  Task Force Officers then conducted further investigation at a residence on Sierra Madre Drive, a few houses away from the traffic stop.  A parole search was eventually conducted at the residence.  As a result of the search, task force officers located five weapons, ammunition, narcotics, and body armor.  One of the rifles was deemed to be a fully automatic machine gun.  Another was determined to be an assault weapon.  Two males at the residence identified as Joshua Ruiz and Danny Young were arrested on felony charges.  

  • Michael Walton, 40 years old, 3 felony warrants
  • Danny Wyasket Young, 44 years old, 3056 PC Parole Violation
  • Joshua Ruiz, 38 Years old, 32625 PC Possession of a Machine Gun, 30605 PC Illegal Possession of an Assault Weapon

Michael WaltonDanny Wyasket YoungJoshua Ruiz

If you have any information related to this investigation or if you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant Steve Dyer at the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force at 951-461-6363.  You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website using the Gang Activity Form. The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.

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.


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