Cops Arrest Felon with Firearm, Find Probationer with Warrant

Cops Arrest Felon with Firearm, Find Probationer with Warrant
Photo: Gustavo Betancourt

ATWATER – On October 19 at 4:15 p.m. offers conducted a probation search at the home of 23-year-old Gustavo Betancourt  after the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Unit developed information that he had firearms at his home in violation of his probation guidelines. The search of the residence in the 5200 block of Crest Road in Atwater indeed produced a handgun and ammunition.

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Martin Sanchez

While at the residence, officers also contacted 20-year-old Martin Sanchez, who was also on probation and had a felony warrant out for his arrest.

Both men were arrested and booked into the Merced County Jail. Betancourt faces weapons charges and Sanchez was booked for the felony warrant.

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Betancourt’s gun

The MPD Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) continues to work to keep our community safe.

“Anyone with any information regarding this crime may contact Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710. Also, 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>”

Cops Arrest Felon with Firearm, Find Probationer with Warrant was last modified: October 29th, 2018 by admin
Categories: Merced
Tags: gun, warrant

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