Three men were arrested early Friday morning after they were found with an stolen handgun, according to Merced police.
Steven Mays, 24, Daniel Johnson, 20, and Clemmon High, 26, all of Merced, were standing in the 1400 block of G Street around 1 a.m. when they were spotted by Officer Moses Nelson. When Nelson drove his car toward the group, they began to walk in different directions. Mays started to run away, so Nelson called for additional officers to help. Officers Leon Pintabona and Jeremy Salyers were in the area and able to stop Mays.
During the incident, officers found that one of the men dropped a .22-caliber handgun that had been reported stolen.
Mays and Johnson are parolees, police said. All three men were arrested on suspicion of possession of the weapon, possession of stolen property and gang enhancements.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Det. Sgt. Scott Skinner at (209) 385-4702 or
Police Detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Sergeant Skinner at (209) 385-4702 or (209) 385-4702, or the department's anonymous tip line at (209) 385-4725.
-- Posted by Brandon Bowers