‘Operation Heatwave’ results in 29 arrests

On September 3, a joint enforcement operation was conducted in the San Jacinto Valley. “Operation Heatwave” consisted of 51 compliance checks on individuals on post-release community supervision, mandatory supervision, parole, and probation. Law enforcement personnel also conducted numerous enforcement stops.

Twenty-nine individuals were arrested, including a suspect involved in a sexual assault, according to Sergeant Bob Nishida. A stolen vehicle, a large quantity of methamphetamine, four handguns, numerous rounds of ammunition, items consistent with drug sales, U.S. currency, and illegal weapons were seized.

The following agencies/teams participated in the operation:

  • Region 1 Gang Task Force- Coachella Valley Violent Crime
  • Region 2 Gang Task Force- San Gorgonio Pass
  • Region 3 Gang Task Force- Hemet/San Jacinto Valley 
  • Region 4 Gang Task Force- Murrieta/Temecula Regional
  • Region 6 Gang Task Force- Perris/Lake Elsinore
  • Riverside County District Attorney’s Office G.I.T. (Gang Impact Team)
  • Hemet Police Department- R.O.C.S. Team (Restoring Our Community Strategy)
  • San Jacinto Police Department S.E.T. – (Special Enforcement Team)
  • Murrieta Police Department S.E.T. – (Special Enforcement Team)
  • Menifee Police Department P.O.P. Team (Problem Oriented Policing)
  • Central P.A.C. Team (Post-release Accountability & Compliance Team)
  • West P.A.C. Team (Post-release Accountability & Compliance Team)
  • East P.A.C. Team (Post-release Accountability & Compliance Team)
  • California Highway Patrol- San Gorgonio Pass Office
  • California Highway Patrol- Border Division K-9 Unit
  • Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Team- East and West Team 
  • Riverside County Probation Department- AB109 Unit (San Jacinto Office)
  • Beaumont Police Department Multi Enforcement Team (M.E.T.)
  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Department- Hemet Station Investigation Bureau
  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Department- Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.)

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