Afternoon Newsletter

Atwater sex offender arrested after tip

A 33-year-old sex offender was arrested by members of the county's Multi-Agency Gang Task Force on Wednesday after he reportedly was found to be out-of- compliance with his parole.

Eurico DaSilva was taken into custody after agents received a tip about DaSilva's activities, according to agent Shane Kensey.

Agents went to DaSilva's trailer near Buhach Road and Clover Avenue in Atwater and conducted a parole check.

During the check agents found pornography, which DaSilva is prohibited from possessing. Kensey said the agents also found about a gram of methamphetamine.

DaSilva was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail, where he remains without bail. He's on parole for attempted rape by force of fear.

-- Sun-Star staff