Police arrest 20-year-old with a loaded firearm found inside his vehicle

Merced police say they arrested a 20-year-old man for having a loaded weapon inside the vehicle.

Officer Barroso made a traffic enforcement stop for expired registration on a vehicle at Glen Avenue & Yosemite Parkway at around 1:14 Saturday morning.

The driver 20-year-old Xavier Hernandez consented to a search of his vehicle, a loaded 9mm handgun was located under the driver’s seat.

Photo: Merced Police

Authorities say Hernandez admitted ownership of the firearm and was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Barroso at 209-388-7738 or by email at barrosom@cityofmerced.org.

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