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Posted on: October 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Illegal firearm possession, Poessession for sales, Child endangerment


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal firearm possession, Possession for sales, Child endangerment
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Written Date:09/27/19Time:4:48 PM
Incident Date:09/26/19Time:0:00 PM
Incident Location: 8100 block of Magnolia Avenue in Riverside
Reporting Officer: Sgt. Michael Moulton
File Number(s): GP192690001 


Stephanie Zaragoza
Stephanie Zaragoza

On 09/26/19, members of the Perris-Lake Elsinore Gang Task Force were investigating a burglary in which firearms were stolen from a residence in the city of Menifee. Information obtained led task force members to an apartment located in the 8100 block of Magnolia Avenue in the city of Riverside. They contacted the apartment resident, 36-year-old Stephanie Zaragoza, who was on mandatory supervision probation for narcotics sales and child endangerment. During a probation search of the apartment, task force members located a quantity of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and other items indicative of narcotics sales, as well as a 9mm handgun. The items were located in an area which was accessible to Zaragoza’s minor child. Zaragoza was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges:

· Felon in possession of a firearm

· Possession of drugs for sales

· Child endangerment

· Under the influence of drugs

· Violation of probation

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If you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant Michael Moulton at the Perris-Lake Elsinore Regional Gang Task Force at 951-210-1107.

The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several local and countywide law enforcement agencies with the goal of providing safe and secure communities free of violent crime and gang violence.

 You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website at Gang Activity Form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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