Gang Task Force Makes Arrests for Illegally Possessed Firearms


Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Paul Heredia

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On Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 6:30 a.m., the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force, with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol K-9 Team and California Highway Patrol Aviation, served a search warrant at a residence located in the 81000 block of Sirocco Avenue in Indio. The search warrant stemmed from an ongoing investigation involving illegally possessed firearms. Gang Task Force Officers recovered a Mac-11 pistol, an AKM Pistol, a non-serialized AR-15 rifle, an AR-15 rifle that was reported stolen, a semi-automatic PA-63 handgun, an AR-15 rifle, and a 1911 semi-automatic handgun. Gang Task Force Officers arrested Michael Angel Rodriguez, a 27-year-old resident of Indio, for multiple felony weapons charges and Gregorio Figueroa Martinez, a 52-year-old resident of Indio, for Possession of an unregistered firearm. Both were booked at John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe, secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member 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.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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