On Tuesday March, 6, 2018, at approximately 10:00 AM Turlock Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Carrousel Court. During a search of the home, investigators located over 300 marijuana plants being cultivated within the home. In addition, seven (7) firearms, including one (1) illegal assault rifle, were located.

A search of a bedroom also yielded a 60-millimeter mortar round. Upon locating the mortar round, investigators exited the residence and ensured that no one was home at surrounding houses. Access to the area was limited and the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Explosives Ordinance Team was called to assist. Members of that team determined that the mortar round was inert and removed it from the area for proper disposal. Vehicular and pedestrians were allowed access to the area about four (4) hours later.

Daniel Arce-Sandoval, a 42-year-old male, was at the residence when the search warrant was served. He was arrested and booked into Stanislaus County Jail for cultivation and sales of marijuana, and possession of an illegal assault rifle. Investigators are working to determine if additional charges are warranted.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Detective Nate Urban 209-668-5550 ext. 6771. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at 209-668-5550 extension 6780 or email at

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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