Gang association search warrants served throughout Riverside County

Gang Association Search Warrants Served

Bruce Lee Hunter

CATHERAL CITY —Three juveniles were arrested Tuesday (one female and two males) were for possession of ammunition and firearms after gang association search warrants were issued throughout Riverside County. One adult male identified as Bruce Lee Hunter, 29, from Cathedral City was arrested for two outstanding felony warrants.

About 6 a.m. on Feb. 6 the Cathedral City Police Detective Bureau along with the assistance of several outside agencies / teams – East Post-Release Accountability Compliance Team (PACT), Riverside County Gang Impact Team (GIT), Coachella Valley Violent Crimes Gang Task Force (GTF), Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force (CVNTF), Indio Police Department Street Crimes Unit (SCU), Palm Springs Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) and Desert Hot Springs Police Detective Bureau, executed several gang related search warrants throughout Riverside County.

Over the years, members of the Bario Cathedral City (BCC) criminal street gang have been involved in many crimes including robberies, homicides, attempted homicides, assaults with deadly weapons, burglaries, the sale of narcotics, thefts, and other crimes.

Many of these crimes have been and continue to be committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in association with other members of the gang.

Several weapons, extended magazines, and ammunition, including a handgun and rifles were recovered and confiscated. Two of the firearms were identified as “Ghost” guns. Numerous pieces of clothing containing gang insignia were also recovered.

If you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact the Cathedral City Police Department at (760) 770-0300; or via the Cathedral City Police Department website at: cathedralcitypolice.com; or email tips@cathedralcity.gov . You may also report information anonymously through Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers, by calling (760) 341-STOP; or through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME or https://www.wetip.com/ Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

Image Sources

  • Bruce Lee Hunter: CCPD
  • Evidence: CCPD