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15 Suspected Gang Members Arrested In Sweep

The operation took place Thursday "in areas frequented by gang members" and door-to-door as officers conducted probation and parole compliance checks on "documented gang members."

A gang sweep in Hemet/San Jacinto Valley conducted by various law enforcement agencies has resulted in 15 arrests, the sheriff's department is reporting.

The operation took place Thursday "in areas frequented by gang members" and door-to-door as officers conducted probation and parole compliance checks on "documented gang members," according to a news release from Sgt. Jeff Davis of the sheriff's Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force.

"The event resulted in a lengthy drug investigation that led to the recovery of approximately 5 ½ ounces of methamphetamine, a methamphetamine lab with two people in-custody, and two juveniles placed into protective custody. Officers seized approximately $16,500 for asset forfeiture proceedings," Davis reported.

The following 14 people were arrested for felony offenses and one for a misdemeanor, according to Davis:

Name, Age, Alleged Offenses, Arrest Location

Lawrence Jones, 34, Use of Access Card (felony), Post Release Accountability Violation, Hemet

Julio Muro, 33, Violation of Parole, Hemet

Jose Murrillo, 34, Possession of Methamphetamine, Hemet

Edward Horta, 18, Possession of a Dirk/Dagger, Hemet

Chris Jones, 38, Possession of Methamphetamine, Hemet

Nathan Chacon, 22, Post Release Accountability Violation, San Jacinto

Doreen Coronado, 46, Possession of Methamphetamine, Hemet

Eddie Ortiz, 37, Possession of an Illegal Weapon, Hemet

Adam Eder, 19, Possession of Methamphetamine, Hemet

Bruce Kitchen, 48 Possession of Methamphetamine, Violation of Probation, Hemet

Hector Navarrette, 37, Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, Manufacture of Controlled Substances, Hemet

Ramon Briones, 42, Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, Manufacture of Controlled Substances, Hemet

Alicia Flores, 37, Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Child Endangerment, Hemet

Michelle McFarland, 23 Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Violation of Probation, Hemet

Louis Contreras, 34, Misdemeanor Warrant, Hemet

In addition to the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, other law enforcement teams that participated in the Jan. 16 sweep include members of the Hemet San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force, the Post-Release Accountability & Corrections Team, and the Hemet Police Department's Street Enforcement Team.
Sew Good January 20, 2014 at 03:13 PM
For such a highly educated person you certainly show ignorance with your grammar. It's ironic when someone like you jumps onto a thread to call people idiots while using poor spelling and lacking the ability to differentiate the use of your and you're. That is what makes you Lame.
Katie 0311 January 20, 2014 at 09:59 PM
I won't even waste my time on such ignorance.
Michael February 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Temecula Lane,I will agree with you on one item,people on the patch do zero in on last names here and make ignorant and racist comments.I also don't normally agree with Newman, but you (Temecula Lane)waste a lot of space here saying nothing.you made your point earlier, move on.
Ron Mexico March 17, 2014 at 11:04 PM
I miss Reno. They posted up photos of nearly all scumbags they arrest. RJG.com. They didn't screw around.

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