Fourth Suspect in September Kidnapping Arrested While Allegedly Burglarizing Home

Fourth Suspect in September Kidnapping Arrested While Allegedly Burglarizing Home

Albin Tadeo, Jesus Tadeo and Fernando Chavez

COACHELLA –  After a lengthy investigation, authorities arrested a fifth suspect believed to have been involved in a kidnapping for ransom case, while the suspect was in the process of committing another crime.

On Wednesday, December 2, at 10:00 am, authorities discovered a 17-year-old male juvenile from Oasis was in the area of Avenue 52 and Primitive Drive in Coachella, while allegedly in the process of committing a residential burglary. Officers were able to link the juvenile to an earlier case, resulting in the suspect’s arrest for kidnapping, carjacking, and armed robbery. The juvenile was also booked for attempted burglary.

The initial incident occurred on September 17, when an adult male resident of Oasis was kidnapped, robbed at gunpoint and was then driven to an undisclosed location where he was assaulted.

On Wednesday, October 7 beginning at 4:00 AM, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team, with assistance from the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force, the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force, and various specialized units from the Sheriff’s Thermal Station, served three search warrants in connection with the case.

The warrants netted six rifles, six handguns, one shotgun, five high-capacity magazines, a stolen firearm, numerous rounds of ammunition, gang indicia, a large sum of US currency, and items consistent with the sales of narcotics.

In total four suspects had previously been arrested in the case:

  • Albin Tadeo, age 18, from Oasis and Jesus Tadeo, age 21, from Oasis, were arrested and booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio for victim and witness intimidation.
  • Fernando Chavez, age 26, from Oasis, was arrested and booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio for possession of methamphetamine for sales, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm while selling narcotics.
  • A 16-year old male juvenile, from Oasis, was arrested and booked into Indio Juvenile Hall for kidnapping for ransom, carjacking, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and extortion.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Jose Munoz, or Deputy James Knudson of the Coachella Valley Community Services District Team at (760) 863-8990, or Valley Crime stoppers at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

Fourth Suspect in September Kidnapping Arrested While Allegedly Burglarizing Home was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by admin
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