Bakersfield man accused of burglary runs across Hwy 99 during burglary

Items stacked along fence, cars broken into


A Bakersfield man accused of burglary was arrested after he fled the business and ran across Highway 99 during the burglary, according to police.

On Feb. 14, at about 12:30 a.m., a citizen called the Kern County Sheriff’s Office regarding the hearing the sound of glass breaking at a closed business on Knudsen Dr.

Deputies said when they arrived, they saw a suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Brian Dean, inside the fenced property of Valley Industrial X-Ray.  

The business was closed and Dean appeared to be hiding, according to deputies.  

As deputies walked around the fenced property, attempting to get it, when they said they found property from the business, stacked against the chain link fence.

Officials said as deputies were still trying to figure how to get on the property, Dean jumped the fence and ran south from the business.  

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was able to track Dean as he ran onto Highway 99, according to reports.  

Officials said Dean crossed southbound and northbound lanes of the freeway before being taken into custody.  

Police said traffic was briefly stopped on the freeway while deputies confirmed Dean had not thrown property or evidence onto the highway.

While checking the parking lot of the business, deputies said they found several vehicles that had been burglarized.   Officials said the owners of the vehicles were still being identified and contacted.

The value and type of property taken and recovered from the business is still being determined, said police.

Police said Dean was arrested for burglary and resist or delay a peace officer. Additional charges are being determined.

Dean was taken to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Central Receiving Facility for booking. Dean's bail amount had not yet been determined. 

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