On Thursday April 14, 2016 the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) developed information that gang member Cornelious Johnson had a warrant and was in possession of firearms. GVSU officers contacted Johnson at his residence in the100 block of W 20th St in Merced. GVSU officers arrested Johnson for his warrant and he admitted that he had a handgun inside his home. GVSU officers searched his residence and located a loaded 9mm handgun, ammunition and marijuana plants inside his home. He was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession ammunition and gang enhancements.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime 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.