On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, about 2:20 PM, members of the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force conducted an occupied vehicle check near the intersection of Mill Creek Street and Sky Meadow Street in Jurupa Valley.
Task force officers contacted the two occupants of the vehicle, identified as 20-year-old Kingman Arizona resident, Andrew Cornejo and 19-year-old Denver, Colorado resident, Zachary Sowers. Both were found to be in possession of loaded handguns with high capacity magazines concealed upon their person.
Cornejo was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine while armed and determined to be an associate of a criminal street gang. Task force officers also located three additional firearms inside the vehicle.
One of the firearms was reported stolen out of the State of Arizona in 2012. Cornejo and Sowers were arrested and later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for several felony weapon and drug related charges.
The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Opens in New Window, which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County.
The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and Riverside County Probation.
Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Nathan Padilla from the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.
Press Release Provided by the Riverside County Sheriffs Department