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Posted on: May 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Five Gang Related Search Warrants



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Five Gang Related Search Warrants
Station Area:Menifee
Written Date:May 29, 2020Time:2:00 PM
Incident Date:May 28, 2020Time:5:00 AM
Incident Location:Cities of Murrieta, Menifee, and Wildomar
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Steve Dyer – Murrieta Police Department / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force
File Number(s):MR20-2195, MR20-2367, MR19-1140, MR20-1571


On May 28, 2020 at 5:00 AM, members of the Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force coordinated the execution of five gang related search warrants with an additional four probation compliance checks within the cities of Murrieta, Menifee, and Wildomar. Assisting with this large operation were members of the Murrieta Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, Hemet Police Department’s Special Operations Unit (SOU), Region 3 Gang Task Force (Hemet/San Jacinto), Region 6 Gang Task Force (Perris/Lake Elsinore), Region 7 Gang Task Force (Jurupa Valley), Perris Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team (SET), Temecula’s Sheriff’s Station POP / Special Enforcement Team, Central PAC Team, Murrieta Police Department’s SRO unit, Special Enforcement Team, Detective Bureau, and the Gang Impact Team (GIT).

Some of the items seized at these multiple locations included over $12,000.00 cash, an illegally manufactured undetected firearm, several large capacity handgun magazines, replica handguns, additional magazines, ammunition, cocaine, suspected Fentanyl based pills, methamphetamine, and marijuana. The below listed four males were arrested on multiple felony charges and booked into jail. An additional 3 adults not listed were arrested on misdemeanor charges and cite-released in the field.

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.  The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force is staffed with members from the California Highway Patrol, United States Border Patrol, Murrieta Police Department, Riverside County Probation Department, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

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