Convicted Felon and Documented Gang Member Arrested with Loaded Firearm


Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Paul Heredia

File # GE222770001


On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 5:30 PM, the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) conducted a probation compliance search at a residence located near the 30000 block of Avenida Juarez in Cathedral City. During the search, Gang Task Force officers located a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic Glock handgun. As a result, Gang Task Force officers arrested convicted felon and documented criminal street gang member, Hector Diaz, a 19-year-old resident of Cathedral City for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Gang Member in Possession of a Firearm, Violation of Probation, and Child Endangerment. Diaz was subsequently booked at the John Benoit Detention Center.

Hector Diaz

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 Officer Coddington 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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