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Posted on: February 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Gang Member Arrested


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Gang Member Arrested
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:February 25, 2020Time:11:22 AM
Incident Date:February 25, 2020Time:9:00 AM
Incident Location:52200 Block of Calle Empalme, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):Y200560013

On February 25, 2020 around 0900 hours, Coachella deputies responded to a residence in the 52200 block of Calle Empalme, Coachella, regarding a family disturbance.  Investigation revealed known gang member Juan Macias, 32 of Coachella, attempted to assault his grandmother and uncle with a knife after he forced his way into their residence.  One of the victims sustained minor injuries; however, refused medical treatment at the scene.  Macias was taken into custody and booked at the Riverside County Jail in the city of Indio for assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, vandalism, and violation of a gang injunction.  An uninvolved male, identified as known gang member Juan Macias Gonzalez, 29 of Coachella, was also contacted at the residence.  He was found to have a felony narcotic warrant and was also arrested and booked. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy F. Lopez at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station (760) 863-8990 or Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch (760) 836-8348.

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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