A 19-year-old Merced man was arrested at his home after officers searched it and found a stolen gun, police said.
The Merced Police Department's Gang Violence Suppression Unit received information about Austin Anderson-Baldwin, described by police as a gang member, having a gun at his home in the 600 block of East 23rd Street in Merced, according to a news release.
They served a search warrant at the home at about 5 p.m. Saturday and found a stolen 22 caliber handgun, ammunition and gang apparel, the release states.
Anderson-Baldwin reportedly admitted he owned the handgun and he was arrested and booked into the Merced County jail for stolen property, a weapons charge and gang enhancements, according to the release.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact GVSU at 209-385-4710 or GVSU@cityofmerced.org, or call the the police department's tipster line at 209-385-4725. Anonymous tips can be sent through text messages to "TIP411," or 847411, including the word "Comvip" as the keyword in the message.