On Wednesday April 27, 2016 the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) developed information that convicted felon Robert Maule who is on parole was in possession of a firearm at a home in Merced. GVSU officers conducted a parole search at the residence and located an AR-15 assault rifle, 223 caliber ammunition, a high capacity magazine and a baggy of meth inside Maule’s safe. He was later booked at the Merced County jail for felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, felon in possession of a high capacity magazine, felon in possession of an assault weapon and possession of meth.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime (case #16-20441) to contact GVSU Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, 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.