18-year-old arrested, deputies found two guns in the vehicle

On August 10, 2019, the Merced County Sheriff’s STAR Team conducted a vehicle stop on Ashby Road near Miles Court, on a white Acura, occupied by 18-year-old Daniel Moreno.

He was found to be driving without a valid drivers license and placed under arrest.

Booking photo of Daniel Moreno

Prior to impounding the vehicle, an inventory search was conducted and 2 handguns were located under the backseat. Deputies located a Stalker .380 caliber, a loaded Glock 19 9mm, and a bag of ammunition. The Glock had been reported stolen to the Atwater Police Department.

Two of the guns located inside the vehicle by the Merced Shetiffs Department

Moreno was arrested and booked into the Merced County Jail for carrying a loaded firearm in public, possession of stolen property, and other firearms-related offenses.


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