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.
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.
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.