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Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Assault with a Deadly Weapon



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Station Area:Thermal Station
Written Date:March 4, 2020Time:10:00 PM
Incident Date:March 4, 2020Time:10:24 AM
Incident Location:86500 Block of Avenue 50, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Steve Davis
File Number(s):Y200640015

Alejandro Contreras

On March 4, 2020, about 10:24 AM, deputies responded to the 86500 block of Avenue 50, within the city of Coachella reference an assault with a firearm and criminal threats.  Based on the circumstances a search warrant was authored and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department S.W.A.T. responded.  The suspect, Alejandro Contreras, 28 of Coachella, was located hiding on the property and was taken into custody without incident.  A search of the property yielded 24 firearms, high capacity magazines and thousands of rounds of ammunition.  Contreras was booked at the jail for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats.


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