Report of reckless driving in Coachella park leads to arrest for multiple firearms charges

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An 18-year-old was arrested on Friday after police say a search of his vehicle turned up several firearms.

Coachella Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Saltillo Circle about 10:41 pm due to reports of reckless driving at the neighborhood park. Deputies contacted Anthony Moya-Valenzuela, an 18-year-old resident of Coachella, during a vehicle check.

A consensual search of the vehicle revealed a loaded Glock 27 (.40 caliber) handgun, a Glock 19 (9mm) handgun, and a MK IV (.45 caliber) assault type pistol with a threaded barrel, on the floorboard of the right rear seat position, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Moya-Valenzuela was taken into custody and charged with possession of an assault type weapon with a threaded barrel, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of unregistered firearms, and carrying a concealed loaded firearm in a vehicle.