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Suspect in Bakersfield carjacking arrested

Daniel "Gallo" Medrano
Posted at 3:39 PM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 12:21:44-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE: Daniel "Gallo" Medrano was arrested by Bakersfield Police on Thursday.

According to the BPD, "at approximately 6:00 P.M., Bakersfield Police officers located Medrano in the area of South ‘H’ Street and Planz Road. Medrano was occupying a stolen vehicle, and led officers on a short pursuit before becoming involved in a collision with a parked car. Medrano then fled on foot and a police canine was used to apprehend him. Medrano was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the incident. Following medical clearance, he will be booked into the Kern County Jail for his outstanding warrant and additional charges related to the pursuit of the stolen vehicle."


The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for help in locating a suspect wanted in a carjacking.

According to the BPD, 32-year-old Daniel "Gallo" Medrano is described as a Hispanic man, standing 5’-9” tall and weighing 165-180 lb. with a stocky build. He has short black hair, and brown eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous.

In addition to the carjacking, Medrano is also wanted for assault with a deadly weapon.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Randy Petris at (661) 326-3554, or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.