RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Felon Possession of a Firearm|
|Written Date:||March 31, 2021||Time:||10:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||March 31, 2021||Time:||7:50 PM|
|Incident Location:||100 block East 6th Street, Beaumont|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Mike Bennett, Region 2 Gang Task Force|
On March 31, 2021, at 7:50 PM, Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Officers from Region 2 conducted a probation compliance check in the 100 block of East 6th Street in the City of Beaumont. During the compliance check, Gang Task Force Officers contacted Andres Gonzales, a 20-year-old resident of Beaumont, at the location.
A subsequent probation search of Gonzales’ residence revealed two loaded handguns, a shotgun, a Micro Roni handgun stabilizer, over 200 rounds of various calibers of ammunition, 2-ounces of methamphetamine, 1-ounce of cocaine, 2-ounces of honey oil, a large amount of U.S. currency, and various items indicative of narcotics sales. In addition, Gang Task Force Officers found evidence that Gonzales was manufacturing handgun lower receivers at the residence.
Gonzales was taken into custody and charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Narcotics for Sales, and Manufacturing Undetectable Firearms. Gonzales was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility.
The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The San Gorgonio Special Operations Regional Gang Task Force is one of six teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force. The San Gorgonio Special Operations Gang Task Force is staffed with members from the Banning Police Department, Beaumont Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
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