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Posted on: October 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Gang Task Force Arrests Convicted Felon with Firearm During Search Warrant

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Paul Heredia

File # GE222780001


Eddie Amezquita

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 11:30 AM, the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) served a search warrant at a residence located in the 40000 block of Washington Street in Bermuda Dunes. During the service of the search warrant, Gang Task Force officers located a loaded AK-47 style .22 caliber rifle and Alprazolam pills (Xanax). The suspect, convicted felon and documented criminal street gang member, Eddie Amezquita, a 19-year-old resident of Bermuda Dunes, was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Narcotics with a Firearm, and Violation of Probation. Amezquita was subsequently booked at John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

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 J. Chavez 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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