On March 3, 2021, at 5:00 A.M., deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), with the assistance of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT), the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), the Coachella Valley Narcotic Task Force (CVNTF), the Thermal Station Investigation Bureau, and the Riverside County Special Investigation Bureau (SIB) served a search warrant at a residence in the 88-400 block of Avenue 57 in the unincorporated community of Thermal. During the search warrant service, three firearms and narcotics were seized. Jimmy Hernandez, 34 of Thermal, was arrested for possession of a California prohibited firearm. Ramon Hernandez, 27 of Thermal, was arrested for possession of a control substance. Both subjects were booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in the city of Indio.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Ruiz with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).
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