Deputies with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office have arrested dozens of people in the second saturation patrol in as many weeks. The full release is below:
This week, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office conducted another patrol saturation operation in the area of Olive Drive and Knudsen Drive, including business parking lots, motels, apartments, and surrounding residential streets and neighborhoods.
On the afternoon of July 15, 2021, a team of deputies remained highly visible in the area, in an effort to identify criminal activity, apprehend offenders, and deter additional crime.
27 arrests were made for open charges, and active felony and misdemeanor warrants. Several of the arrests were related to weapon offenses and narcotics possession.
The following items were seized as part of the operation: four stolen vehicles, numerous narcotics pills, methamphetamine, fentanyl, glass smoking pipes, hypodermic needles, ammunition, multiple sets of brass knuckles, tear gas, taser, and several burglary tools. Two additional vehicles were also towed.
This is the second operation to take place in the area of Olive Drive and Knudsen Drive, which has become an area of high crime, ranging from lesser misdemeanor crimes to violent felonious offenses. The Sheriff’s Office is actively working with the community to identify areas where similar operations can be executed consistently until we see the improvement we are working toward.