RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Gang Member Arrested for Illegally Possessed Firearm|
|Station Area:||Gang Task Force - Coachella Valley|
|Written Date:||February 2, 2022||Time:||7:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||February 2, 2022||Time:||2:51 PM|
|Incident Location:||85000 block of Cairo Avenue in Coachella|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Paul Heredia|
On Wednesday, February, 2022, the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a parole compliance check at a residence in the 85000 block of Cairo Avenue in Coachella. Upon arrival to the residence, the parolee, convicted felon and documented criminal street gang member Pedro Gonzalez 24 of Coachella, fled the residence through a bedroom window and ran to a residence next door. Gonzalez entered the next door residence through an unlocked door and attempted to hide inside momentarily before fleeing from the residence and running back inside his own residence. Gang Task Force Officers contained Gonzalez at his residence at which time he refused to come out and cut off his parole GPS ankle monitor. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau responded to the scene to assist reference Gonzalez refusing to surrender. Gonzalez exited the residence and surrendered a short time later.
Gang Task Force Officers authored a search warrant for Gonzalez’ residence and during the search located a 9mm semi-auto handgun belonging to Gonzalez. Gonzalez was arrested and charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Violation of Parole. Gonzalez was transported to John Benoit Detention Center in Indio where he was booked.
The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Deputy Camarena at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601.
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