For the past month, The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force has been gathering information on 41 year old Leroy Melgoza of Desert Hot Springs.
He’s a convicted felon. Under California law, he is not allowed to possess a gun.
On Tuesday January 16th 2024 officers arrested Melgoza near the busy shopping area of Monterey Avenue and Dinah Shore Drive in Rancho Mirage.
A search of his home on Bubbling Wells Road in Desert Hot Springs resulted in deputies finding 2 guns and ammunition.
Again, by law, a convicted felon is not allowed to have a gun in California. So Leroy Melgoza was ultimately hauled off to the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio and booked for being a convicted felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.
Guns & ammo confiscated from felon Leroy Melgoza in Desert Hot Springs CA Jan 16th 2024