Police arrest gang member with a loaded firearm and narcotics for sales

Date: Friday, January 12th, 2018

Time:  8:30 PM

Location: 1000 Block of Dorset Av., Pomona, CA

Crime:

▪ 11370.1 H&S–  Possession of narcotics while armed with a firearm

▪ 29800 (a)(1) PC- Felon possession of a firearm

▪ 30305 (a) PC- Felon possession of ammunition

▪ 25400 (c)(2) PC– Possession of a stolen firearm

▪ 11351 H&S – Possession of a controlled substance for sales

Suspect:

▪ Hernandez, Joseph, a 46 Year Old Pomona Resident

Unit:

▪ The Pomona Police Department Major Crimes Task Force

Narrative:

▪ On Friday, January 12th, 2018, around 8:30 PM, members of the Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) and the Los Angeles County Probation department were partnered up, and working a gang suppression detail within the City of Pomona. The Major Crimes Task Force along with Probation Officers conducted a pedestrian stop in the 1000 block of Dorset Av., in the City of Pomona. Officers made contact with Suspect Hernandez who is a known and documented Pomona gang member with a severe criminal record. Officers located a large amount of suspected heroin, packaged for sales. During the course of the investigation it was learned Suspect Hernandez was on active AB109 probation. Officers conducted a probation compliance check of Suspect Hernandez’s residence and located a loaded stolen firearm, several live ammunition rounds, and packaging material consistent with packaging narcotics for sales.

As a result of the items recovered during the investigation and residence compliance check, Hernandez was placed under arrest on suspicion of;

▪ 11370.1 H&S–  Possession of narcotics while armed with a firearm

▪ 29800 (a)(1) PC- Felon possession of a firearm

▪ 30305 (a) PC- Felon possession of ammunition

▪ 25400 (c)(2) PC– Possession of a stolen firearm

▪ 11351 H&S – Possession of a controlled substance for sales

Hernandez was booked at the Pomona City Jail.

The City of Pomona is dedicated to addressing quality of life issues and often uses partnered Law Enforcement agencies to accomplish one common goal of ensuring the safety of our community.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pomona Police Department at (909)620-2085.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your Smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Written by:

J. Hernandez, Corporal

Major Crimes Task Force