Convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms arrested in Merced

On January 12, 2019, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) responded to 41-year-old Manuel Duran’s home located in the 1800 block of Creekside Drive in Merced where they conducted a probation search of his residence.

During the search, officers located a loaded 22 caliber rifle and ammunition. Duran is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing any firearms. Duran was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for weapons 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.

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