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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.
Philip rivers January 17, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Waste of space
JJ Mclure January 17, 2014 at 01:27 PM
they all have latino names
Mike Mueller January 17, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Really JJ? ALL OF THEM? Including....Michelle McFarland, Chris Jones, Adam Eder, Bruce Kitchen??? JJ Mclure must be a latino name too.
Katie Rucker January 17, 2014 at 02:34 PM
Didn't know Chris Jones, Adam Eder, Bruce Kitchen, or Michelle McFarland were latino names
Steve Newman January 17, 2014 at 03:16 PM
10 of 15 have latino names- so JJ is partially correct-
Sew Good January 17, 2014 at 03:21 PM
No, they're not all Latino names......Deport them all anyway!!
TemeKoala January 17, 2014 at 03:56 PM
So Steve Newman is the racist piece of garbage on this page. The Patch loves racist comments keep it up Newman.
TheTrippyHippie January 17, 2014 at 06:32 PM
.....................................................wacko ^
Ken January 17, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Yes all these racist people. Come on give them a break. They were all just trying to make a buck to open a legitimate business called Paco's wacko toco's which has a little buzz in every bite.
JJ Mclure January 17, 2014 at 11:38 PM
the other names were the names of the people that had their identity stolen
Katie 0311 January 18, 2014 at 12:53 AM
JJ and Steve both ignorant but, maybe Steve is worse.
JJ Mclure January 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Lane is Lame
Katie 0311 January 18, 2014 at 11:09 AM
You have no life I see you in here all the time posting ignorant things. Why don't you comment on the white man who is was caught with child pornography or the white lady who got caught on camera stealing someone's iPad in Murrieta..obviously a lot of you on here have no life as it is the same people making ignorant statements over and over again. So sad:/
Steve Newman January 18, 2014 at 08:11 PM
TemeculaLame-who rattled your cage- and as far as having no life, what kind of name is TemeculaLAne-are you related to TemeculaLush? The same kind of stupidity permeates your posts-just cleaner, so far. So gather around the fire, sing kumbyah, and Obama will take care of everything. Dolt.
Sew Good January 18, 2014 at 08:46 PM
TemecuLush got flagged so now we get Lame. So sad:/
Katie 0311 January 19, 2014 at 04:14 PM
Racists ignorant people like JJ McClure that's what had me going Mr.Steve Newman and No Temecula Lane is the area near where I live smart parts and definetly no relation to Temeculalush although I though some of what she was saying was funny. I don't drink like that. I have kids and responsibility. I am far from stupid very educated. Im a nurse thanks and I know a bunch of idiots and ignorance just by comments on here.
Katie 0311 January 19, 2014 at 04:25 PM
Sew good if that's the best you have I'm really shaking in my pants lol
Katie 0311 January 19, 2014 at 04:26 PM
FYI Steve Newman I am not an Obama fan.
Katie 0311 January 19, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Go Seattle!
Sew Good January 19, 2014 at 08:15 PM
Lame, your literary skills do not impress as being educated. Calling everyone a bunch of idiots does not rate you far from stupid, either. Having a nursing degree does not qualify you as an intelligent person. We've all had run-ins with stupid people in the medical field. Your contribution to this thread is to call posters names, make personal attacks, and perhaps pick a fight. Then you want to claim to be educated and responsible. Your ignorance is showing, better stop while you're ahead.
Katie 0311 January 20, 2014 at 12:54 AM
Actually sew good I'm very educated and because I call someone an idiot doesn't make me stupid or a non-educated person I am speaking the truth. If you can sit here and make racist comments about the articles your right that makes you an idiot or a jerk, or ignornant, whatever you'd like to call it. It's rediculous to sit here and judge people based off of race or last names. That's shows how ignorant people are period. I would love to sit down it person with some of you.
Katie 0311 January 20, 2014 at 12:59 AM
I'm only commenting on two people Steve Newman and JJ McClure racists.
Katie 0311 January 20, 2014 at 01:03 AM
Now I'm adding you to the list you have no idea who I am and if I am Temecula lame because you think it's wrong for being upset for people making racist comments then that shows what kind of person you are too.
ChrisG January 20, 2014 at 10:59 AM
If any of these felons are here illegally will they be deported along with any minor children? We need to get rid of as many of these undesirables as possible.
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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