Traffic stop leads to firearm arrest

Traffic stop leads to firearm arrest
 Photo: confiscated gun
Originally published as a Merced Police Department Facebook post – 
Merced – On April 24, 2021 at 1:14 a.m. Officer Barroso made a traffic enforcement stop for expired registration on a vehicle at Glen Ave & Yosemite Pkwy. The driver Xavier Hernandez (20) consented to a search of his vehicle and a loaded 9mm handgun was located under the driver’s seat.

Xavier Hernandez

Hernandez admitted ownership of the firearm and was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
Case Number: 21-23301
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Barroso at 209-388-7738 or by email at
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For any emergency call or text 911
For non-emergency call 209-385-6912
Traffic stop leads to firearm arrest was last modified: April 28th, 2021 by admin
Categories: Merced
Tags: gun