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Posted on: May 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Juvenile in Possession of a Handgun


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Adam Heard, Region 2 Gang Task Force

File # 2205B-2346



On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 7:30 PM, Gang Task Force Officers from Region 2 conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Beaumont Avenue and 8 Street in the city of Beaumont, for a violation of a California Vehicle Code.

The driver, a 17-year-old Hispanic male and resident of Beaumont, advised the officers there was a firearm in his vehicle. Upon having the driver exit the vehicle, a loaded non-serialized firearm was located in the vehicle. 115 prepackaged cannabis products and over 5 ounces of pre-weighed and labeled marijuana was also located inside the vehicle. These items are all indicative for marijuana sales.

The juvenile was transported to the Beaumont Police Department and released to his parents with the following charges:

  • Possession of a Non-Serialized Firearm in a Vehicle
  • Possession of Marijuana for Sales

The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The San Gorgonio Special Operations Regional Gang Task Force is one of six teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force. The San Gorgonio Special Operations Gang Task Force is staffed with members from the Banning Police Department, Beaumont Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

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