Stolen vehicle located, suspect arrested after brief chase

Stolen car found by owner, suspect arrested

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - After being held at gunpoint, a Bakersfield woman's car was stolen by two suspects she described as a white man and Hispanic woman. On Friday February 8, around 2 a.m., Kern County Sheriff's Deputies went to the area of Oswell Street and Brundage Lane regarding the stolen vehicle.

On Saturday at around 10 p.m., the woman was in the area of Niles Street at Fairfax Road and said she saw her car being driven by the suspects. 

Deputies said they found the stolen vehicle driving southbound on Fairfax Road and said they briefly followed the car before it crashed into a fence near the intersection of Fairfax Road and Rosewood Avenue. 

The deputies said they drove onto Rosewood Avenue and saw the female driver running from the car.

Deputies said they were able to arrest the woman, who was later identified as Chelsey Becas, a 22-year-old woman from Bakersfield. Deputies said, the man who was in the car ran, but was not found. 

Officials said, Becas was taken to the Kern County Sheriff's Office Central Receiving Facility where she was booked on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, evading police and hit and run.

Official said, at the time of the arrest the bail amount had not yet been determined.

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