RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Convicted Felon Arrested with Multiple Firearms|
|Written Date:||August 14, 2020||Time:||8:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||August 14, 2020||Time:||3:40 PM|
|Incident Location:||50000 block of Paseo Madrid in Coachella|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Paul Heredia|
On Friday, August 14th, 2020, at 3:40 P.M., the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a probation compliance check at a residence located in the 50000 block of Paseo Madrid in the city of Coachella. Gang Task Force arrested convicted felon Benny Herrera, 24 of Coachella after finding multiple firearms and weapons at his residence. Gang Task Force Officers located an AR-15 Rifle, Tommy Gun Machine Gun, .38 Special Semi-Auto Handgun, two .22 Caliber Rifles, Multiple Rounds of Ammunition, a Switch Blade Knife, and Brass Knuckles. Herrera was charged with being a Felon in Possession of Firearms, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Switch Blade Knife, Possession of Brass Knuckles, and Violation of Probation. Herrera was subsequently booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.
The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) 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.
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