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Madera Police Crack Down on Firearm Offenders Over July 4 Weekend
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By Anthony W. Haddad
Published 2 weeks ago on
July 9, 2024

Over the weekend, Madera Police made multiple arrests related to firearms, including incidents involving "ghost" handguns. (Instagram/Madera PD)

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Madera police made several arrests and seized multiple firearms over Independence Day weekend.

Officers responded to a report of several people in masks waving a firearm on Country Club Drive near Highway 99.

Officers found seven people matching the description provided. Two of them had loaded Glock-style “ghost” handguns. A third firearm was found in a vehicle.

Firearms taken by the Madera Police Department over Independence Day weekend. (Instagram/Madera Police Department)

Police arrested three people on multiple weapons-related charges and booked them at the Madera County Jail.

In another incident, an officer was patrolling Kennedy Street and Jericho Drive when he tried to stop a boy.

The boy fled but was quickly apprehended and found to be in possession of a loaded Glock-style “ghost” handgun.

A Glock-style “ghost” handgun taken by the Madera Police Department over Independence Day weekend. (Instagram/Madera Police Department)

He was arrested and booked at the Madera County Juvenile Detention Facility on several firearm-related charges.

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Anthony W. Haddad, who graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with his undergraduate degree and has an MBA at Fresno State, is the Swiss Army knife of GV Wire. He writes stories, manages social media, and represents the organization on the ground.

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