Stanislaus County Juvenile Allegedly Caught with Unregistered Gun, Fentanyl
Above: Gun and other items confiscated during arrest | Turlock PD
A juvenile in Stanislaus County was recently arrested after allegedly being caught with an unregistered firearm and suspected fentanyl.
According to a press release by the Turlock Police Department, the department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) conducted suppression stops on Wednesday, April 12, leading to the arrest of a juvenile on multiple charges. The SIU investigators attempted to stop a vehicle with several occupants for traffic violations at Pedras and Donnelly Park Drive.
One of the occupants fled on foot and entered a residence on the 100 block of Baylor Avenue despite commands from the investigators.
The police quickly established a perimeter around the residence, and the juvenile was located and detained shortly thereafter. A probation search of the residence was conducted, which reportedly led to the discovery of a loaded, unregistered firearm, and fentanyl.
The juvenile was subsequently booked into juvenile hall for various charges, including possession of a firearm and resisting arrest. It was not disclosed if the other occupants in the vehicle faced any charges.
The Turlock Police Department encourages the community to report any suspicious activity or individuals to help ensure public safety. The SIU remains committed to investigating and preventing criminal activities in the city of Turlock. The identity of the juvenile has not been released as they are a minor.