Fake Bakersfield police alarm inspectors wanted

The Bakersfield Police Department would like to remind the community to be cautious when allowing strangers into your home.

The Bakersfield Police Department has received two reports which are possibly connected.

On Thursday, Bakersfield police officers were sent to a home in the 9300 block of Chesaw Court regarding suspicious people.

Officers said that two suspects, who identified themselves as employees of the Bakersfield Police Department Alarm Office, knocked on the victim’s front door and began inquiring about the victim’s alarm system. The suspects asked to enter the victim’s residence to inspect the alarm system, but the victim refused. The subjects then left the area in a white station wagon with a Utah license plate.

The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1- Caucasian male, in his thirties, long hair, wearing a black baseball cap and a grey shirt.

Suspect #2- Caucasian male, in his thirties, wearing a white shirt and an orange vest with the words “City of Bakersfield.”

On 12/04/12, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department were dispatched to the area of Heather Valley Drive and Verdugo Lane for a similar incident. Upon arrival, officers learned that a subject, who identified himself as a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) employee, knocked on the victim’s front door and asked to enter the victim’s residence to inspect his alarm system. The victim declined to allow the subject to enter his residence and the subject left the area in a white station wagon with a Utah license plate.

This subject is described as a Caucasian male, in his twenties, having long hair in a ponytail, wearing a hard hat, orange safety vest, and blue jeans.

The Bakersfield Police Department would like to remind the community that employees of the Bakersfield Police Alarm Office are not sent to conduct alarm inspections. It is also important for

the community to verify an employee’s identification and confirm with his/her employer before letting him or her into your home.

Anyone with information regarding this case or the identity of the suspects is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

 

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