Originally published via Facebook by the Merced Police Department:
“On January 25, 2020, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that gang member Carlos Almeida had a gun. Almeida is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing any firearms. Officers authored a search warrant and served the search warrant at Almeida’s residence located in the 1800 block of W N Bear Creek Drive in Merced. During the search, officers located a loaded revolver inside his vehicle. Almeida was arrested and booked at the Merced County jail for weapons charges and gang enhancements.
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. 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.”