Press Releases Home
The original item was published from 12/23/2021 7:06:31 PM to 2/24/2022 12:00:00 AM.

Press Releases

Gang Task Force

Posted on: December 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Probationer Arrested with Firearm and Methamphetamine



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Probationer Arrested with Firearm and Methamphetamine  
Station Area:Region 4 Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force 
Written Date:December 21, 2021 
Time:10:00 AM
Incident Date:December 17, 2021 
Time:2:40 PM
Incident Location:Wildomar
Reporting Officer:Sergeant S. Dyer – Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force
File Number(s):MR21-6588

David Rivas
David Rivas


On December 17, 2021 at approximately 2:40 p.m., members of the Region 4 Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Harvest Way East and Mill Pond Drive in the city of Wildomar.  The driver was identified as David Rivas, a 43-year old resident of Wildomar.  A probation search of Rivas and his vehicle revealed almost a half-ounce of methamphetamine and heroin.  A follow-up probation search of Rivas’ residence in the 33000 block of Furrow Court in Wildomar revealed a loaded 9mm un-serialized “ghost gun”.  Rivas was arrested and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center.



29800(A)(1) PC                      Felon in Possession of a Firearm

30305(A)(1) PC                      Felon in Possession of Ammunition

1203.2(b) PC                           Probation Violation

11377(a) HS                           Possession of Methamphetamine

11350(a) HS                           Possession of Heroin 

11364(a) HS                           Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia

If you have any information related to this investigation you can contact Gang Task Force Detective R. Leitch at 951-461-6353 or if you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant S. 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. The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.  

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

Facebook Twitter Email