BPD made three separate arrests on Thursday highlighting the dangers they face everyday.
The below investigations are part of the ongoing efforts of the Bakersfield Police Department and law enforcement partners to proactively disrupt and impact the cycle of gang and gun violence affecting the community. These efforts are being combined with community outreach and preventative programs. For further information regarding programs offered by the Bakersfield Police Department and community partners, contact (661) 326-3053.
On February 4, 2021, at about 9:00 p.m, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department conducted a vehicle code enforcement stop in the 600 block of Boomerang Drive. Upon contact with the driver, Daniel Garcia (18) of Bakersfield, officers observed a firearm and ammunition in the vehicle. Officers retrieved the firearm and located an additional firearm in the vehicle. Garcia was placed under arrest for gang participation, gang member in possession of a loaded firearm and carrying a concealed firearm.
On February 4, 2021, at about 8:00 p.m, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department executed a search warrant in the 1200 block of Robinson Street. The location had been identified as an illegal marijuana dispensary operating in a residential neighborhood. Kendell McDaniel (29) of Bakersfield, was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm after a loaded firearm was located and charges associated with the illegal marijuana dispensary.
On February 4, 2021, at approximately 12:31 a.m., an officer with the Bakersfield Police Department conducted a vehicle code enforcement stop in the 4200 block of Chester Avenue. The driver, Liandro Romero-Cuevas (33) of Bakersfield, was found to be unlicensed. During an impound search of the vehicle, a loaded firearm was located. Romero-Cuevas, a prior convicted felon, was placed under arrest for felon in possession of a firearm and gang participation.