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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Tuesday November 14th, 2023 :: 09:18 a.m. PST


Deputies Arrest a Convicted Felon for Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

DATE/TIME: November 13, 2023/ 4:30 p.m. 

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition

LOCATION: 5100 Block of Avenida Del Sol, Joshua Tree

SUSPECT(S): Eduardo Eli Hernandez III, 43-year-old resident of Joshua Tree
VICTIM(S): State of California

SUMMARY: On Monday, November 13, 2023, at approximately 4:30 p.m., with the assistance of  the Sheriff's Specialized Enforcement Division (SED), Deputy L. Gonzalez and Detective A. Alcala served an arrest warrant for wanted subject, Eduardo Eli Hernandez. Hernandez was taken into custody without incident. 

A records check of Hernandez showed he had an extreditable felony warrant out of Arizona for a weapons violation and a felony warrant for Penal Code 422-Criminal Threats. Hernandez is a convicted felon and prohibited from being in possession of firearms and ammunition. Gonzalez and Alcala susequently served a search warrant at Hernandez's residence, located in the 5100 Block of Avenida Del Sol in Joshua Tree. During the search, 14 firearms and ammunition were located and seized. 

Hernandez was arrested for his felony warrants, Penal Code 29800(a)(1)-Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and PC 30305-Felon in Possession of Ammunition. Hernandez was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail. 
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Morongo Basin Station at (760)-366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or may leave information at

Refer: Deputy L. Gonzalez /Deputy S. Yost/Detective A. Alcala

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. 760-366-4175

Case No. 092301658 / 092301617   

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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