Gang member with gun / drug sales

Release Date/Time: 7/29/2013 6:28 PM

Incident: Gang member with gun / drug sales

Report #: 13-071546

Date: Monday, 7/29/2013

Time: 3:09 PM

Location: P/L 888 E. Alisal

Members of the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit observed a wanted subject, Ramon Mercado (30) in a vehicle.  Mercado is a known gang member with a lengthy and violent arrest history dating back to 1995.  Mercado had a $30,000 felony warrant for his arrest.


While attempting to take Mercado into custody, he put up resistance and officers had to use force to safely take him into custody.  Mercado was in possession of a loaded revolver, gang indicia, ammunition and methamphetamine.  The methamphetamine he possessed was consistent with drug sales.


Mercado was booked into the Monterey County Jail for possession of meth for sales, firearms charges, gang enhancements, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools and his outstanding warrant.

Release Authorized by: Sgt. Gray

Telephone: (831) 758-7250