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Residents say they will start taking matters into their own hands if law enforcement wont stop the violence…

DELHI, CA – Residents in the Delhi area are literally under siege as drive-by’ are occurring on a regular basis and with children playing outside. The Sheriff Vern Warnke told MCNTV News that they are aware of the shootings and are working to quell the violence which included a raid at several homes in Delhi where deputies recovered firearms

In June of 2015 a Mexican Cartel operation was identified as operating out of Delhi and several homes were raided with deputies confiscating 420 pounds of finished marijuana, 2.2 pounds of cocaine, 2 pounds of hash, 5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 2 handguns. And less than a year later the violence has only seemed to have escalated.

On Saturday night, shots were fired on Oak street during a drive-by at about 11.00 pm.

And again shots were fired this past Sunday at approximately 3:00 p.m., at the same house that law enforcement had raided across from Schendel School in Delhi less than one week ago. A Delhi resident who asked not to be identified stated that, “citizens are getting ready to take matters into their own hands. Please notify Merced county Sheriff Office. Something has to be done and soon!”

One concerned resident put it this way, “Citizens are fed up and are going to take things care of these gang members themselves. Children were outside playing in the area when shots were fired today. Something has to be done to end the violence before an innocent child is killed!”

MCNTV News did contact the Merced County Sheriff and he said he is aware of the drive-by shooting and deputies were able to locate the car they believed was involved in the Oak Street drive-by. “We are trying to get prints from it,” the Sheriff said to MCNTV News yesterday.

The Sheriff has been fighting the Merced County Board of Supervisors to get more deputies on the streets of Merced County. And the BoS has started to come up with some funding though more is needed in order to tackle such an out-of-control gang and violence problem throughout Merced County.

Many residents in Delhi are also experiencing shattered car windows. According to another Delhi resident who asked to remain anonymous, “Its been going on for about a week now. Someone is literally going around town shattering windows for the hell of it. Please warn Delhi residence to keep an eye out for these vandals.”

If you see a crime in progress, do not take matters into your own hands. It is best to call law enforcement and have them respond to deal with the matter because they have the training and tools to deal with violent suspects.


  1. Vernon Cole | April 11, 2016 at 5:21 PM |

    Delhi parents are being urged to remove their children from school until after the Thursday Community meeting as a sign,of u,ity. These shootings have been taking place across the street from Schendel School in broad daylight. The school is not a safe place for our children to be at this time.

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