BPD urged 2 local schools to go on lockdown while searching for house burglers in southwest area

BPD was searching for burglary suspects

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two schools were urged to go on lockdown by the Bakersfield Police Department as police searched for burglary suspects in southwest Bakersfield on Tuesday afternoon.

On Feb. 12, at about 11:45 a.m., officials with the BPD said they asked Stonecreek Junior High School and Berkshire Elementary to go on lockdown regarding house burglaries in the area.

Officials said they received a phone call that six suspicious people were loading stuff into a reported stolen car.

During a police pursuit, officials said the car crashed into a pole.  Four men fled the scene on foot and two women remained in the car, according to police.  

Authorities said they arrested the women in the car on burglary charges and chased the four men who fled on foot.

According to officials, one of the men who ran was found in a backyard nearby and arrested.

Officials said they are still searching for the three other men who fled the car on foot. 

Officials said a TV, playstations, video games, laptops, and clothes were found in the suspected stolen vehicle.

The lockdowns on the schools were lifted at about 12:30 p.m., according to school officials. 

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