RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Loaded Firearm Recovered During Probation Search|
|Station Area:||Gang Task Force Region 4 - Murrieta / Temecula / Wildomar|
|Written Date:||January 20, 2022||Time:||N/A|
|Incident Date:||January 19, 2022||Time:||N/A|
|Incident Location:||29500 block of Pujol Street, Temecula|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant S. Dyer– Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force|
On January 19, 2022 members of the Murrieta/Temecula Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) participated in a day long probation compliance check operation coordinated by the Riverside County Central PACT Team (Post-release Accountability and Compliance Team). The operation took place in the City of Temecula. A total of 19 searches in Temecula by GTF and PACT occurred resulting in the seizure of almost an ounce of methamphetamine and the arrest of 4 individuals.
During one of the probation searches at an apartment complex in the 29500 block of Pujol Street, GTF deputies and officers located an illegally possessed loaded firearm. An arrest was made however due to this investigation continuing, the suspect was not identified.
If you have any information related to this investigation you can contact Gang Task Force Deputy T. Tully at 951-461-6344 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 Tip Form. The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force is one of 6 teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force which is a collaborative effort of multiple law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.
PACT is a task force created in response to Assembly Bill 109 which resulted in the state releasing prisoners from state prisons to alleviate overcrowding issues to comply with a Supreme Court decision. These prisoners were moved to county jails or reassigned to the county for supervision under county probation. From there, they are released into the community. Many require post-release supervision.
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