BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On Thursday, July 10 around 4:30 p.m., deputies from the Kern County Sheriff's Office Gang Suppression section conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of California Avenue and L Street.
Deputies found that the driver, 43 year old Joseph Gaitan was on probation and was electronically monitored.
Deputies went to Gaitan's home and during a search they said they located over 11 grams of methamphetamine, $2,500, packaging material, scales and other narcotic paraphernalia.
Gaitan was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
Gaitan was removed from the Electronic Monitoring Program and booked into the Central Receiving Facility.
Body found in home by firefighters
Kern County firefighters discovered an unidentified body while fighting a residential fire in northwest Bakersfield.
Another bear found in East Bakersfield
Another bear has wandered into an East Bakersfield neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.
Calloway & Brimhall Roadwork delayed
The installation of a center median at Calloway Drive at Brimhall Road has been delayed because the construction company in charge of the…
Report gives recommendations to BPD
An international group has completed a report with recommendations on how the Bakersfield Police Department can improve its service to the…