Yesterday, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence SuppressionUnit (GVSU) tried stopping a vehicle for speeding driven by Gilberto Ramirez on Donna Drive. Ramirez failed to yield his vehicle and a vehicle pursuit ensued. Officers pursued the suspect’s car until it crashed into four cars on G St and Olive Ave. Officers removed Ramirez and Lessly Diaz from the car and arrested them.

Officers responded to Ramirez’ residence where they served a search warrant. During the search, officers located 3 shotguns, 2 handguns, ammunition, a bulletproof vest and stolen property. Officers then searched a storage unit associated to Ramirez and located 8 rifles.

Diaz was arrested for receiving stolen property. Ramirez was arrested and booked at the Merced County jail for felony evading, reckless driving, receiving stolen property, felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.