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Posted on: June 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] One Firearm Seized and Two Gang Members Arrested in Search Warrant


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III

File # C221650020



On June 14, 2022, at 10:00 A.M., members of the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), with the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, served a search warrant at a residence located in the 80-300 block of Paseo Tesoro in the city of Indio. The search warrant stemmed from a weapons investigation CCAT was conducting. During a search of the residence, a .40 caliber handgun was located and seized. The firearm was found to have the serial number removed. Jaime Mejia, a 24 year-old resident of Indio, was arrested for a $1,000,000.00 felony warrant for illegal possession of firearms. Nicholas Mejia, a 21 year-old resident of Indio, was arrested for a felony accessory warrant. Nicholas was also booked for possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of a high-capacity magazine, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Both suspects were documented criminal street gang members and booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in the city of Indio.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Molina with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

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Jaime Mejia
Nicholas Mejia

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