On Friday 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM, Gang Task Force Officers were patrolling the area of 3600 West Devonshire Avenue, in the City of Hemet, County of Riverside. Task Force Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a Chevy Sport Utility Vehicle for an equipment violation and contacted the driver; Kristyna Slaydon. Slaydon was found to have several felony arrest warrants and was driving with a suspended Driver’s License. Slaydon was detained without incident. During a search of the vehicle, a fully loaded, 9mm handgun was located inside of Slaydon’s purse. Slaydon was arrested on multiple weapons charges and later transported to the local jail.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force has been in existence since April 2006. The Law Enforcement Agencies within “The Valley” have been working together since this time on a daily basis. The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force is comprised of members from the Hemet Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force operates in the Cities of Hemet, San Jacinto, and the unincorporated areas of Hemet. The law enforcement leadership within the valley meets regularly and coordinates the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force activities. Since the formation of the task force, leadership has recognized the importance of working together to provide the highest level of service for the citizens within the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force is one of five teams comprising the entire Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of various law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.
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