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Posted on: September 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Traffic Stop Results in Probation Violation and Weapons Charges - Copy



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Traffic Stop & Probation Search 
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:09/19/19Time:1:45 PM
Incident Date:09/17/19Time:9:21 PM
Incident Location: 2200 block of W. Acacia Ave., City of Hemet 
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Bob Nishida- Hemet Police Department
File Number(s): 19-8225


Richard Marcel Berry

On 09/17/19 at 9:21 PM, task force officers (TFO) from the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force conducted a vehicle stop in the 2200 block of W. Acacia Ave. in the city of Hemet. During the contact TFOs learned that the driver, Richard Berry, was on Formal Probation out of Riverside County. During the search of the vehicle, TFOs found illegal weapons in Berry’s vehicle in violation of his probation conditions. Berry was taken into custody.

TFOs then conducted a probation search at Berry’s residence located in the Villa Del Sol Mobile Estates. During the search, TFOs located possible explosive devices and requested the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department- Hazardous Device Team (HDT.) HDT deputies collected the components of incendiary devices for proper storage/disposal. TFOs were able to continue the probation search and located additional weapons, ammunition, and drugs.


Richard Marcel Berry

56 year old resident of Hemet


Formal Probation for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and other weapons related charges


1203.2(a) PC- Probation Violation

453(a) PC- Possession of components of an incendiary device

30305(a)(1) PC- Felon in Possession of Ammunition

22810(a) PC- Felon in Possession of Pepper Spray

22610(a) PC- Felon in Possession of a Stun Gun

11377(a) H&S- Possession of Methamphetamine

11364 H&S- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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