Felon Captured In Desert Hot Springs

A 58 year old Desert Hot Springs man has been arrested on drug and weapons charges, including selling drugs and guns,  after deputies served a search warrant at his home.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force and  the Riverside Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau showed up at a home on Avenue Suenos in Desert Hot Springs on Thursday June 13th 2024 and arrested Alfonso Smith without incident.  Smith is already a convicted felon. 

Deputies confiscated several firearms including an assault rifle, a non-serialized 9mm handgun, Tannerite exploding targets, and illegal narcotics. 

Smith is jailed in Indio.


Load of guns confiscated in Desert Hot Springs CA June 13th 2024.

Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept