Man in possession of stolen vehicle, gun, and several items arrested in Merced

Merced police officer arrests man in possession of stolen vehicle and several stolen items.

On Tuesday at around 9:10 P.M. Officer Richter of the Merced police department was in the 2700 block of Story Avenue when he identified a stolen 07 Dodge Charger in front of a residence.

24-year-old Roger Lee Jantz was sitting in the driver’s seat in possession of the keys. Jantz was taken into custody and had hidden in his waistband a stolen 9mm handgun.

During a search of the vehicle several other stolen items reported from neighboring agencies were located. Jantz who is on CDC Parole is prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was booked into the Merced County jail.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Richter at 209-388-7801 or by email at

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