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Posted on: September 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Felon in Possession of a Firearm



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Station Area:Perris
Written Date:September 22, 2021Time:9:00 PM
Incident Date:September 22, 2021Time:11:05 AM
Incident Location:24000 block of Camino Del Serenah, Perris
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jose Ayala, Region 6 Gang Task Force
File Number(s):GP212650001


On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 11:05 A.M., Task Force Officers from Region 6 Perris / Lake Elsinore, Region 2 Banning / Beaumont, Region 7 Corona / Jurupa, with the assistance of the Marijuana Enforcement Team, and the Riverside Auto-Theft Interdiction Detail served a search warrant in the 24000 block of Camino Del Serenah, in the city of Perris. The search warrant stemmed from a marijuana cultivation investigation.

During the service of the search warrant, Task Force Officers encountered Gavin Whitlock, a 29-year-old resident of Perris, Jay Kuchenbecker, a 57-year-old resident of Perris, and Carly Hancock, a 41-year-old resident of Perris. Task Force Officers located a .22 caliber rifle, a short-barreled shotgun, (4) handguns, (2) fully automatic .223 caliber rifles, (12) high-capacity rifle magazines, (18) high-capacity handgun magazines, various weapon components, numerous calibers of ammunition, a half-pound of methamphetamine, 19 grams of psilocybin, 114 milliliters of Gamma-hydroxybutyrate, 250 pounds of processed marijuana, items indicative of narcotics sales, (2) stolen pick-up trucks, (2) stolen recreational vehicles, a stolen all-terrain vehicle, a stolen boat, (3) stolen trailers, and a stolen camper trailer.


Whitlock was taken into custody and charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, two counts of Possession of a Machinegun, and Possession of a Short-barreled Shotgun. Kuchenbecker was taken into custody and charged with two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed, and ten counts of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Hancock was taken into custody for her outstanding arrest warrants. Whitlock, Kuchenbecker, and Hancock were booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center.

The Perris-Lake Elsinore Regional Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy James Martinez at (951) 210-1000.

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

Gavin Whitlock
Jay Kuchenbecker
Carly Hancock

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