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Posted on: March 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Firearm and Narcotics Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Firearm and Narcotics Arrest
Station Area:Hemet
Written Date:March 19, 2021Time:9:41 PM
Incident Date:March 16, 2021Time:4:45 PM
Incident Location:Winchester Road and Garbani Road, Winchester
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ian Baily- Region 3 Gang Task Force
File Number(s):21-1970

Stanley Camarena


On Tuesday March 16, 2021, at approximately 4:45pm, Gang Task Force Officers were patrolling the area of Winchester Road and Garbani Road in the unincorporated area of Winchester, when they conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a black Sports Utility Vehicle that was driving at a high rate of speed. Task Force Officers contacted the driver, Stanley Camarena, who was found to be on formal probation out of San Bernardino County and driving with a suspended driver’s license. A probation search of the vehicle was conducted and a fully loaded 9mm 80% “ghost gun” was found. Also located was approximately 340 grams of cocaine, two pounds of processed cannabis, multiple rounds of miscellaneous ammunition and other items indicative of drug sales. Camarena was arrested on multiple weapons and narcotics charges 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, 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 six 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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