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Posted on: August 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Convicted Felon / Gang Member Weapons Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Convicted Felon / Gang Member Weapons Arrest
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:August 16, 2021Time:10:00 AM
Incident Date:August 16, 2021Time:8:45 AM
Incident Location:83-000 block of Avenue 50, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):Y212280012

Juan Hernandez


On August 16, 2021, at 8:45 A.M., members of the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) conducted a Parole compliance check at a residence in the 83-000 block of Avenue 50 in the city of Coachella. Located and seized during the compliance check was a 9mm non-serialized handgun which was found to be loaded with a thirty-round extended magazine. Documented gang member and convicted felon Juan Hernandez, 23 of Coachella, was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a non-serialized handgun, and a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole Violation. Hernandez was booked at John Benoit Detention Center in the city of Indio.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Molina 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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