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Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Thermal Station
Wednesday April 15th, 2015 :: 06:53 a.m. PDT


Operation Safe Coachella 15.1 Gang Search Warrants

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at about 6:00 AM officers from the Coachella Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, supported by additional Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers, began serving a series of search warrants in the City of Coachella and surrounding area. The search warrants are being served on the residences of suspected gang members and stems from gang violence and shootings that have occurred over the last several months.

The operation is part of an ongoing effort to combat predatory gang activity in the community and protect law abiding residents from violence. An update concerning the operation results to include arrest information will be posted at a later time.

Anyone with information related to this ongoing effort is encouraged to contact Investigator Matt Diaz at (760) 863-8856. Information can also be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP.

Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Thermal Station
86625 Airport Boulevard
Thermal, CA 92274

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-863-8990

Investigator Matt Diaz
Thermal Station / Coachella Police

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