Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition


Convicted Felon Arrested for Weapon Possession

Weapon and ammunition confiscated

NDIO — A 25-year-old resident of Indio and a documented criminal street gang member, was placed under arrest for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Ramiro Araujo was ultimately transported to the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

On Friday, April 5, 2024, at 3:10 p.m., members of the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (GTF) served a weapons-related search warrant in the 46500 block of Monroe Street, Indio. During the service of the search warrant, GTF members located a 9mm handgun, two large-capacity magazines, a micro conversion kit, also known as a pistol brace, and ammunition inside the residence, according to Sgt. Cameron James.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is a multi-agency task force and is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Gang Task Force member Deputy Martinez-Moreno at (760) 836–1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951–922–7601. If you have information regarding criminal activity and wish to be anonymous, please call Valley Crimestoppers at (760)341–7867.

Image Sources

  • Weapons: RSO
  • Gang Enforcement: iStock