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Gang member arrested in Merced

Official press release from the Merced Police Department:

On Friday 5, 2018, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that gang member Fredrick Gilchrist was selling drugs and had firearms at his residence. GVSU officers authored a search warrant and served the search warrant at Gilchrist’s residence located in the 600 block of Loughborough Drive in Merced. During the search, officers located a handgun, ammunition, a digital scale and drugs inside his home. Gilchrist was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for sales of narcotics and gang enhancements. A 17 year old male juvenile gang member inside the residence admitted ownership of the gun. The juvenile was arrested and booked at the Juvenile Hall for firearms charges, possession of drugs and gang enhancements.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (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.


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