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Posted on: February 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Possession of a Firearm and Narcotics



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Possession of a Firearm and Narcotics
Station Area:Hemet
Written Date:February 19, 2021Time:11:00 AM
Incident Date:February 18, 2021Time:8:36 PM
Incident Location:200 block of W. Florida Ave., Hemet
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ian Baily – Region 3 Gang Task Force
File Number(s):21-1304

Arion Hanson


On Thursday February 18, 2021 at 8:36 pm, Gang Task Force Detectives were patrolling the area of 200 West Florida Avenue when they conducted a traffic enforcement stop on an Audi sedan. Detectives contacted the driver, Arion Hanson, who was found to have a suspended Driver’s License. During a search of the vehicle, a fully loaded, Smith & Wesson, 9mm handgun was located. Several illegal Hydrocodone pills were also located. Hanson was taken into custody without incident and later transported to the local jail.

The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force has been in existence since April 2006. The Law Enforcement Agencies within “The Valley” have been working together since this time on a daily basis. The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force is comprised of members from the Hemet Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County Probation Department, and the California Highway Patrol. The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force operates in the Cities of Hemet, San Jacinto, and the unincorporated areas of Hemet. The law enforcement leadership within the valley meets regularly and coordinates the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force activities. Since the formation of the task force, leadership has recognized the importance of working together to provide the highest level of service for the citizens within the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley.

The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force is one of five teams comprising the entire Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of various law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.

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