Thought crime might take a break for the holidays? Huh.
No such luck.
At 7 p-m on New Year’s Eve 2021, deputies in Thermal were not thinking of enjoying late night celebrations, they were serving a search warrant at a home on Jennifer Way in Coachella.
It was part of an ongoing weapons investigation.
Deputies grabbed three guns, nine pounds of processed cannabis, and items indicative of narcotic sales.
They arrested 33 year old Timothy Deanda of Coachella—–a documented criminal street gang member, 30 year old Fernando Garibay of Desert Hot Springs—another documented criminal street gang member, and 25 year old Steve Medina of La Quinta on various charges.
Riverside County drug and weapons bust in Thermal on New Year’s Eve 2021.
Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept.