Photo: Scenes from these arrests
Originally published as a City of Madera Police Department Facebook post:
“During the last two weeks, the Madera Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit and Detective Unit have been hard at work. Below are a few notable arrests, which have undoubtedly made a positive impact within our community.
On 7/7/22, Officer Gibbs worked an investigation which led to the arrest of Elijah Brewington for drug sales. During the investigation, Xanax, Adderall, cocaine and over $9000.00 were seized.
On 7/7/22, Officer Santoyo worked an investigation which led to the arrest of Douglas McKenzie for drug sales. During the investigation, over 11 ounces of methamphetamine, an unregistered 9mm handgun, a stolen handgun and an unregistered AR style assault rifle were seized.
On 7/13/22, Officer Fadley worked an investigation, which led to the arrest of Michael Gonzalez for drug sales. During the investigation 11.9 ounces of heroin, 13.5 ounces of methamphetamine, 3 ounces of fentanyl, Xanax, methadone, a 12 gauge shotgun and over $3000.00 were seized.
On 7/13/22, Deputy Probation Officer Aganza (SIU) began an investigation, which led to the service of a search warrant in the area of Story Rd. and SR145. During the search, 3 unregistered 9mm handguns and high-capacity magazines were seized. Jaxziel Paz, Mario Lama, Angel Hernandez Melgar and two juveniles were arrested for related charges.
MPD’s Detective Division began working a violent assault incident that occurred Monday evening. That investigation led to identifying a suspect as Dylan Banda. Detectives also investigated a shooting into an inhabited dwelling that occurred on Tuesday evening. That investigation also pointed to Dylan as the suspect. Detectives later interviewed Dylan and gained a confession from Dylan for both crimes. A search warrant was later served, which led to the seizure of the firearm used in both crimes. Dylan was booked at MCJ on various felony charges related to these cases.”