For the third time in the same location and the first time in a new location, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office conducted a saturation patrol in Bakersfield. On Thursday, August 19, 2021, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office conducted another patrol saturation operation in the area of Olive Drive and Knudsen Drive, and simultaneously, an additional operation in the area of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Niles Street. These operations included surrounding business parking lots, motels, apartments, and residential streets and neighborhoods.
Sheriff’s Office deputies remained highly visible in these areas in an effort to identify criminal activity, apprehend offenders, and deter additional crime.
26 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: methamphetamine, heroin, numerous loaded syringes, fentanyl, three stolen vehicles, pipes, hypodermic needles, and one firearm. Two additional vehicles were also towed.
The Kern County 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.