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BPD: High-speed chase involving stolen vehicle suspect ends after vehicle runs out of gas

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Posted at 7:16 AM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-13 16:24:07-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE:

The Bakersfield Police Department said they arrested a Tehachapi man Thursday morning after a high-speed through Bakersfield and Oildale after the suspect's vehicle ran out of gas.

BPD said officers tried to stop a vehicle that had been reported stolen at about 11:43 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Hwy. 58 and H St. The driver failed to stop and led officers on a high-speed chase for about an hour through North and East Bakersfield as well as Oildale, said BPD.

Kern County Air 1 Patrol Helicopter help BPD monitor the vehicle after officers stopped pursuing the vehicle due the dangerous manner the suspect was driving including excessive speeding in opposite lanes of traffic, said police.

Mykel Isaac, 27, of Tehachapi, was arrested at about 12:47 a.m. Thursday in the area of Washington Street and East Truxtun Avenue. BPD said officers found methamphetamine and tools used in catalytic converter and auto thefts in the vehicle.

Isaac, an AB 109 early release non-violent offender was arrested on suspicion of felony evading with disregard for public safety, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools, auto theft and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. He was booked into the Kern County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding should call BPD at 661-327-7111.


The Bakersfield Police Department said a high-speed chase Wednesday night across Bakersfield that lasted more than an hour ended after the suspect's reported stolen vehicle ran out of gas.

BPD says the chase started following a traffic stop just before midnight and ended over an hour later.

Officials say the suspect was driving a reported stolen vehicle and tools to steal catalytic converters were found inside.

The suspect was arrested after the vehicle finally ran out of gas, said police.

No one was injured in the chase, said police.