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Fighting roosters, 1,000 rounds of ammo found at Turlock home
rooster raid
Firearms, two of which were stolen, along with ammunition, narcotics, cash and roosters were seized during a search warrant at a Turlock home (Photo courtesy of TPD).

Multiple firearms, drugs, cash, approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition and 19 roosters were seized by the Turlock Police Department during a probation search on Monday.

Additionally, the police department made two arrests in connection with the search.

Kyle Clardy, 31 of Turlock, and Robert Mendoza, 42 of Modesto, were both arrested and booked for multiple charges, including felons in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen loaded firearm, felons in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance with a loaded firearm, possession of narcotics for sale, and 19 counts of animal cruelty.

At 1:40 p.m. on Monday the police department’s Special Investigations Unit participated in a federal probation search at a residence in the 200 block of Davis Street in Turlock.

Investigators recovered four firearms, two of which were stolen, narcotics for sale and seized approximately $2,700 in asset forfeiture and approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition, according to police spokeswoman Dominique Sanchez.

Additionally, 19 roosters were confiscated and evidence of illegal cockfighting were found.

This was not Clardy’s first arrest on allegations of cockfighting. In 2011, when he was 19-years-old, he was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff’s Department with three other individuals after they were found fighting roosters at a property in Delhi.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with pertinent information can contact Investigator Beringer at (209) 664-7347.