3 gang members arrested in Merced, all with weapon charges

The Merced Police Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrested three gang members last night.

On August 22, 2019, officers contacted gang members 26-year-old Bryant Brown, 23-year-old Devonte Richey and 25-year-old Dartanun Young in a vehicle parked at 7-11 on Loughborough Drive.

Upon further investigation, Officers conducted a probation search of the car.

During the search, officers located a handgun and ammunition inside the car.

All three gang members were arrested and booked at the Merced County jail for weapons charges and gang enhancements.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710 or GVSU@cityofmerced.org or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 3854725.

The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message

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