3 arrested after 11 illegally-possessed guns, stash of ammunition seized in Delano

DELANO, Calif. - Three men are facing charges after 11 guns were seized.

Delano Sheriff's deputies went to the area of Casey Avenue and County Line Road in Delano to investigate complaints of illegal shooting in the area at about 12:48 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies made contact with three men, 52 year-old Albert Garza, 50 year-old Roger Cavalho, and 51 year-old convicted felon Darien Wankum in the 10000 block of Casey Avenue as part of their investigation.

After a search of Wankum's residence, deputies located 11 illegal guns and a stash of ammunition, officials said.

In addition, Garza was found to have a warrant for his arrest, and Cavalho was found to be in unlawful possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, officials said.

All three men were arrested.

Garza and Cavalho were issued citations to attend a future court appearance on their charges. Wankum was booked into the Kern County Jail on felony charges of felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition.

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