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> Misc > News Releases

5/23/2015 12:40 AM
Subject:  Stabbing on South Union Avenue
Details:  On May 22, 2015 at approximately 11:20pm, deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office were sent to 922 South Union Avenue Space #45 in Bakersfield to investigate a stabbing. Deputies arrived and found Jose Medina, age 20, of Bakersfield suffering from several stab wounds to his upper right arm. Deputies learned Medina was stabbed by Adolfo Santiago, age 44, of Bakersfield during an altercation at the residence. Santiago was arrested and booked into the Central Receiving Facility for assault with a deadly weapon. Medina was taken to Kern Medical Center where he is being treated for non-life threatening wounds.

5/22/2015 3:22 PM
Subject:  Suspect arrested for grand theft auto and possession of stolen property.
Details:  On 5/22/2015, at about 1:30 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Warmerdam located a stolen Chevrolet Tahoe in the 800 block of Roberts Lane. The Chevrolet was stolen in Onyx, California, within the last two days. Deputy Warmerdam enforced a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of Roberts Lane and Belmont Avenue. After stopping the vehicle, the driver (20-year-old Albert Gutierrez of Shafter) fled the vehicle on foot. Deputy Scott Wall arrived on scene a short time later, and located Gutierrez hiding behind an apartment complex. Gutierrez was arrested without further incident. During a search of the Chevrolet, deputies located numerous stolen items; including personal property stolen during a vehicle burglary in Tehachapi on 5/21/2015, and items taken from inside a stolen Frito Lay delivery truck from earlier in the day. Gutierrez was booked into the Central Receiving Facility for numerous charges including grand theft auto, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

5/21/2015 10:59 AM
Subject:  Vehicle Theft and Possesion of a Firearm by an Ex-Felon
Details:  Details: On 5/19 at approximately 1048 hours, Ernesto Ramirez Marin, age 35, resident of Wasco, was contacted during a suspicious vehicle investigation. During the course of the investigation Marin, an ex-felon, was found occupying a stolen vehicle and in possession of a modified shotgun. Marin was arrested for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, vehicle theft, and possession of stolen property. He was booked into the Kern County Jail.

5/20/2015 4:34 PM
Subject:  Off Duty Deputies Assist in Arrest of Theft Suspects
Details:  On May 19, 2015 at about 6:15 pm three off duty Kern County Sheriff’s deputies, Commander Tyson Davis, Lieutenant Todd Bishop, and Sergeant Zach Bittle, were riding bicycles on the bike path in Bakersfield near the area of Stockdale Hwy. and Calloway Dr. when they witnessed the theft of a bicycle in progress. The theft of the bicycle occurred near Chipotle Restaurant on Stockdale Hwy., and at the time the three were unsure if it was a theft or robbery of the bicycle that had just occurred. Davis, Bishop, and Bittle attempted to detain the three suspects near the intersection of Stockdale Hwy. and Calloway Dr., and as they did the suspect who was operating the stolen bicycle, a 17 year old male, attempted to ride away on the stolen bicycle. The other two suspects began running south across Stockdale Hwy. Davis began chasing the two suspects who fled on foot and identified himself as a deputy. One of the suspects confronted Davis, reached into his pants pocket simulating a firearm, and threatened to shoot Davis. The second suspect threatened to stab Davis. Davis then displayed his off duty firearm and ordered both to stop. Both suspects then ran toward Mercy Southwest Hospital and entered the emergency room area. Davis followed both of them and relayed the information to the Bakersfield Police Department. Several officers arrived shortly thereafter and located both suspects, identified as a 17 year old male and 18 year old David Craddock, inside Mercy Southwest Hospital where both were arrested without further incident. Craddock was identified as the suspect who threatened to shoot Davis. The 17 year old male was identified as the suspect who threatened to stab Davis. He was found to be in possession of a knife when he was arrested. Bishop and Bittle identified themselves as deputies and chased the 17 year old male suspect on the bicycle for a short distance at which point he got off the bicycle and attempted to flee on foot. They were able to reach him and after a brief struggle were able to force him to the ground where he was arrested with the assistance of a state parole officer who had arrived on scene to assist. He was also in possession of a knife when he was taken into custody. The incident occurred in the City of Bakersfield, and Bakersfield police officers responded to investigate the incident and arrested all three suspects. It was later determined that all three suspects had been in the area on foot when they attempted to steal two bicycles from a bicycle rack at the Chipotle Restaurant. They were confronted by the owners of the two bicycles, Michael and Therece Hutchens, at which point the three abandoned one of the bicycles and fled the area with one of the bicycles. The 17 year old male suspect who ran from Davis was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall for petty theft and making terrorist threats. The 17 year old male suspect who fled on the bicycle was arrested for petty theft and booked into Juvenile Hall. Craddock was arrested for petty theft and making terrorist threats and booked into the Kern County Jail.

5/19/2015 7:21 PM
Subject:  Person of interest from the 3200-block of Kentucky St has been located
Details:  Details: Earlier today, May 19, 2015, the Kern County Sheriff's Office requested assistance in locating a person of interest in the shooting death of Eduardo Medina on November 1, 2014, in the 3200-block of Kentucky St. Due to a quick response from the community, that person has been located and interviewed. He is no longer considered a person of interest. The Kern County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the community for their assistance in locating this individual.

5/19/2015 3:05 PM
Subject:  Kern River Sign Update
Details:  On Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 am the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team will be updating the sign on Hwy. 178 at the entrance to the Kern River Canyon to reflect the current number of lives lost in the Kern River since 1968. The sign is updated each year during the month of May to include the number of lives lost in the Kern River during the previous twelve months. This year the sign will be updated from 269 lives lost to 271 lives lost. Search and Rescue personnel will be available to answer questions regarding river safety. US Forrest Service personnel will also be attending. The public and media are welcome to attend.

5/18/2015 7:15 PM
Subject:  Michael Gutierrez has been located
Details:  Details: Michael Gutierrez has been located and is no longer considered a person of interest. The Kern County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Gutierrez so quickly.