KCSO deputies arrest suspects in carjacking, locate victim's vehicle

Posted at 2:22 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 13:46:07-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On May 18, 2020, at 1:45am, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a carjacking in the 100 block of E. Roberts Ln. The 66-year-old victim told deputies he was sleeping inside of his vehicle when he was approached by several subjects wearing bandanas who brandished a handgun at him.

They took his vehicle from him and fled in it and an additional black Honda they arrived in.

At approximately 2:15 a.m., deputies located the black Honda at Lincoln Ave. and Oildale Dr.

The suspects were detained and items from the victim’s vehicle were located in the Honda, along with bandanas and an airsoft revolver.

The Honda was determined to also be stolen and the suspects inside were identified as 18-year-old Johnny Villalovos, 22-year-old Brian Smith and 23-year-old Chrystal Cullen.

The suspects were booked for carjacking, conspiracy, possession of a stolen vehicle and grand theft during a state of emergency.

Villalovos was also booked for possession of a controlled substance and Smith was booked for a misdemeanor warrant.

The victims vehicle was located, unoccupied, in the Oildale area.

It was returned to the victim.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating the vehicle.

Anyone with information on this case or the location of the victim’s vehicle is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110.