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Posted on: August 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Firearms and Gang Indicia Seized During Search Warrants



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Firearms and Gang Indicia Seized During Search Warrants
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:03/07/19Time:
Incident Date:03/07/19Time:
Incident Location:Cities of Hemet and Temecula
Reporting Officer:Sgt. Steve Dyer
File Number(s):GS190660001


On March 7, 2019 members of the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force, RSO Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB), Region 3 Gang Task Force (Hemet), two Murrieta Police K-9’s, a detective from RSO’s SIB Unit, and the RSO POP / SET Teams from the Southwest Temecula Riverside Sheriff’s Station served simultaneous search warrants at two locations in the cities of Hemet and Temecula.  The warrants were related to an ongoing investigation related to an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Two handguns, a shotgun, an assault weapon, ammunition, and gang related indicia were recovered.  Two males identified as Lawrence Hutchins and Oscar Castillo were eventually arrested on charges related to items located inside their homes.  Both males are members and/or associates of a documented outlaw motorcycle gang.  This investigation is continuing (Case GS190660001).


Oscar Castillo
- Felon in Poss. of Ammunition
Lawrence Hutchins

- Possession of an Assault Weapon
- Felon in Poss. of Ammunition

If you have any information related to this investigation or if you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant Steve Dyer at the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force at 951-461-6363.  You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website using the 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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