COACHELLA — A 24-year-old Coachella man was arrested Friday, Aug 14  after the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force found multiple firearms and weapons at his residence.

Convicted Felon Arrested with Multiple Firearms

Benny Herrra

Benny Herrera, a convicted felon, was arrested about 3:40 p.m. when the Task Force conducted a probation compliance check at a residence located in the 50000 block of Paseo Madrid in the city of Coachella.

Gang Task Force Officers located an AR-15 Rifle, Tommy Gun Machine Gun, .38 Special Semi-Auto Handgun, two .22 Caliber Rifles, Multiple Rounds of Ammunition, a Switch Blade Knife, and Brass Knuckles.

Herrera was charged with being a felon in possession of firearms, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a switch blade knife, possession of brass knuckles, and violation of probation.

Convicted Felon Arrested with Multiple Firearms

Confiscated guns and weapons

Herrera was subsequently booked into the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) 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 CVVCGTF member Officer Budnik 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.

Image Sources

  • Benny Herrra: ROS
  • Confiscated guns: RSO
  • Arrested: Image by Paolo Ghedini from Pixabay