On March 14, 2019, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) and the Disruptive Area Response Team (DART) officers assisted the Vacaville Police Department with a search warrant at home in the 1300 block of Riverside Court in Merced.
During the search, officers located a handgun, ammunition, large capacity magazines and documents related to a fraud case that Vacaville Police Department was investigating. The suspect, 38-year-old Mikal Searvance is a convicted felon, prohibited from possessing any firearms.
Searvance was arrested and booked at the Merced County jail for felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
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) 385-4725. 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.