This was not the first Probation Compliance Sweep and it won’t be the last

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — Four men were arrested in this community on Thursday, July 8 during a probation compliance sweep that the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force, with assistance from Riverside County Probation Department, conducted.

The sweep occurred at 10 a.m.

Probation Compliance Sweep in DHS Nabs Four Men

Loaded .22 caliber rifle

During the sweep Gang Task Force Officers conducted multiple compliance checks at the homes of subjects currently on supervised release.

During the operation Gang Task Force Officers collected one illegally possessed loaded .22 caliber rifle and seized narcotics to include methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine.

The following subjects were arrested: Dustin Ritter, Donald Berry, Michael Granados and Jose Dorado.

This is not the first sweep of its kind. In September 2020, during a probation compliance check at a residence in the 66000 block of Fifth Street in Desert Hot Springs, Gang Task Force officers located two loaded 9mm semi-auto handguns with no serial numbers, extended handgun magazines, a handgun silencer and handgun ammunition.

Over a five-day period in June, a countywide warrant sweep resulted in 116 arrests of suspects with warrants ranging from vandalism to attempted murder.

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 Henson at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use the online Gang Task Force Tip Form by clicking here or call 951-922-7601.


Image Sources

  • Gun: RSO
  • Arrestees: RSO