Convicted felon arrested with stolen firearm

On February 7, 2019, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers and Probation officers conducted a parole search of 27-year-old Nicholas Farley’s residence in the 1500 block of Hull Road in Atwater.

During the search, officers located a handgun, ammunition and a stolen car. Farley was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm, ammunition, receiving stolen property, parole violation and child endangerment. He was later booked at the Merced County Jail for the mentioned charges.

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.

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