RIVERSIDE – Over a five-day period last week, a countywide warrant sweep resulted in 116 arrests of suspects with warrants ranging from vandalism to attempted murder.
Operation Falcon was conducted by the Riverside County Gang Impact Team (GIT), which is supervised by the DA’s Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force. The operation targeted those with outstanding arrest warrants across the county.
Along with the arrests, the sweep recovered 10 firearms.
Each day, from May 24 to May 28, a different region was targeted by teams of law enforcement officers from agencies and task forces in that specific region.
The breakdown of days, regions, and arrests are as follows:
- Monday, May 24: Coachella Valley, 16 arrests
- Tuesday, May 25: Banning, Beaumont, Cabazon, 18 arrests
- Wednesday, May 26: Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, 21 arrests
- Thursday, May 27: Riverside, Corona, 32 arrests
- Friday, May 28: Hemet, San Jacinto, 29 arrests
The Gang Impact Team is staffed by investigators and agents with the DA’s Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Marshal’s Service and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and detectives with the Banning, Beaumont, Cathedral City, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Murrieta, Palm Springs, and Riverside police departments.
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