Man Behind Bars For Allegedly Manufacturing, Possessing Firearms

City News Service

THERMAL (CNS) – A 31-year-old man was behind bars today for allegedly
manufacturing and being in possession of firearms, including ghost guns, in the
unincorporated community of Thermal.

Thermal resident Miguel Torres was arrested Thursday night and booked
into the John J. Benoit Detention Center on suspicion of possessing
unregistered firearms, rifles, high-capacity magazines and for manufacturing
firearms, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

He was being held on $10,000.

Authorities said the sheriff department’s Coachella Community Action
Team, SWAT team and the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District
Team searched a residence on the 60-400 block of Jackson Street as part of a
weapons investigation Thursday night.

CCAT members allegedly found 12 firearms, firearm parts, jigs to
manufacture firearms, high-capacity magazines and a large amount of ammunition,
according to authorities.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-07-15-2022 10:32

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