Illegal Firearm Arrests



On September 11, 2021, at 6:11 PM, while conducting proactive patrol, the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team/Gang Unit conducted an occupied vehicle check at Deerfern Avenue and Deer Park Drive in Moreno Valley. During the check deputies recognized a male juvenile as a documented criminal street gang member, on probation, and with a current felony warrant for his arrest.

During the contact, deputies located a second juvenile with a felony warrant for his arrest. A search of the vehicle was conducted, and an unregistered firearm was located. The firearm was found to have been modified into a fully automatic handgun.

The juveniles were taken into custody for their felony warrants and booked into juvenile hall. The firearm was recovered, and the investigation is ongoing.

The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team/Gang Unit is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sgt. Varela at the Moreno Valley Station at (951)486-6700.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Deputy Mahoney at the Moreno Valley Sheriff Station – (951) 486-6700

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

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