A parolee who authorities described as a documented gang member was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Jurupa Valley, sheriff’s officials said Saturday.
Deputies were dispatched at around 5 p.m. Friday to a home in the 3000 block of Pioneer Boulevard to conduct a post-release compliance check of a known gang member, Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Frank Lodes said.
While there, the deputies encountered another person, Francisco Arnoldo Chavez, 24, of Jurupa Valley, who was on parole for a robbery conviction, Lodes said.
Deputies arrested Chavez for allegedly carrying a loaded handgun.
Authorities later learned that an armed robbery had recently occurred near the area Chavez was found and that he matched the suspect description. Chavez was also identified as the armed robbery suspect by the victim, according to Lodes.
Investigators later linked the handgun they found on Chavez with the one used in the robbery, Lodes said.
Chavez was booked into the Indio Jail on suspicion of attempted second-degree robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm and violating parole.
He remained jailed without bail.
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