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Posted on: March 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Gang Member / Convicted Felon Arrested with Stolen Firearm



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Gang Member / Convicted Felon Arrested with Stolen Firearm
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:March 6, 2020Time:1:00 PM
Incident Date:March 6, 2020
Time:7:00 AM
Incident Location:85000 block of Middleton Road in Thermal
Reporting Officer:Sgt. Paul Heredia
File Number(s):GE200660001

On Friday, March 6th, 2020, at 7:00 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force with the assistance of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT, served a search warrant in the 85000 block of Middleton Road in Thermal. During the service of the search warrant documented gang member and convicted felon, Tomas Perez Jr., 33 of Thermal, was arrested after he was found to be in possession of a stolen .45 caliber handgun, ammunition and suspected methamphetamine. Perez was charged with being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Controlled Substance while Armed, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Methamphetamine. Perez was booked at the Indio Jail.

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 Budnik 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.


Tomas Perez Jr.

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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