Police made a series of arrests following incidents that occurred on Thursday related to gang and gun violence in Bakersfield.
Here were the incidents that took place, according to a Bakersfield Police Department news release:
• At 12:31 a.m. an officer conducted a vehicle code enforcement stop in the 4200 block of Chester Avenue. The driver, 33-year-old Liandro Romero-Cuevas of Bakersfield, was found to be unlicensed, police said. A loaded firearm was allegedly located during an impound search of the vehicle. Romero-Cuevas, a prior felon that is convicted was placed under arrest for felon in possession of a firearm and gang participation, the BPD said.
• At about 8 p.m. officers executed a search warrant in the 1200 block of Robinson Street at an alleged illegal marijuana dispensary operating in a neighborhood that is residential. Kendell McDaniel, 29, of Bakersfield, had been arrested if you are a felon in control of a firearm and costs from the so-called dispensary that is illegal police said.
• At about 9 p.m. officers conducted a vehicle code enforcement stop in the 600 block of Boomerang Drive. Police said upon making contact with the driver, 18-year-old Daniel Garcia, that they observed a firearm and ammunition in the vehicle. The BPD said after retrieving the firearm, officers located an additional firearm in the car. Garcia had been placed directly under arrest for so-called gang involvement, being a gang user in control of a firearm that is loaded carrying a concealed firearm.
Anyone With information regarding these full situations is expected to phone the BPD at 327-7111.
For more information BPD’s that is regarding emphasis outreach and preventative programs made to fight gang and weapon physical violence into the town, call 326-3053.