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Posted on: April 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Weapons Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Weapons Arrest
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:April 29, 2021Time:1:35 PM
Incident Date:April 29, 2021Time:12:05 PM
Incident Location:Vista Del Norte west of Dillon Road, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):Y211190016

 Alexis Valdez


On April 29, 2021 at 12:05 P.M., deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) conducted a traffic stop at Vista Del Norte west of Dillon Road in the city of Coachella. Deputies made contact with Alexis Valadez, 26 of Coachella, who is a convicted felon on active Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). A probation compliance check of Valadez’ vehicle was conducted. Handguns along with ammunition were located and seized. Valadez was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of unregistered firearm, possession of a concealed firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and violation of PRCS. Valadez was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in the city of Indio.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Ruiz with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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