Investigators in Riverside are searching for whoever took out a classified ad that police view as a serious threat against Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco.
Officials in the district attorney's office believe members of an East Riverside gang known as East Side Riva may have bought the ad in this weekend's Riverside Press-Enterprise.
The ad, which is being investigated as a criminal threat, was for a "Big Blowout" yard sale in East Riverside. It listed personal contact information for Pacheco and stated that proceeds would "benefit [the] Rod Pacheco memorial fund. Everything Goes."
Pacheco said Monday that the nature of the threat suggested it was placed by East Side Riva members.
"It seems fairly obvious where it is coming from," said Pacheco, who said his office was working with Riverside police detectives. "This is Riverside's oldest, largest and most violent gang."