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BPD arrests suspects in connection with a burglary

Posted: 12:21 PM, Mar 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-13 15:22:13-04
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Friday, at about 4:49 a.m., officers from the Bakersfield Police Department responded to a report of a burglary that had occurred at Basic Nutrition, 4649 American Drive.

The suspects rammed the business with a vehicle to gain entry and were actively removing product from the business when the security guard approached them. The security guard stated one of the suspects fired a shot at him as he approached.

The suspects in this incident were identified as Jonathan Hernandez, 21, Adam Sickler, 30), and three teenage juveniles, ages 14, 15 and 16. The suspects also were linked to an additional burglary that occurred early the same morning at California Pizza Kitchen, located at 10150 Stockdale Highway. Hernandez was identified as the suspect who fired at the security guard. He was arrested for assault with a firearm, two counts of burglary, conspiracy, gang participation, resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Sickler was identified as the driver of the suspect vehicle. He was arrested for auto theft, felony evading, two counts of burglary, conspiracy, gang participation, resisting arrest and an outstanding arrest warrant. Both adults were transported and booked into the Kern County jail.

The three juveniles were arrested for two counts of burglary, conspiracy, gang participation and possession of a stolen vehicle. They were transported and booked into Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.