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Police chase in Southeast Bakersfield leads to three arrests

Police Chase Arrest
Posted at 9:13 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 12:13:44-05

On Sunday, officers with the Bakersfield Police Department attempted to stop a gray Lexus for reckless driving near Cottonwood Road and East Belle Terrace when the driver took off and led officers on a short pursuit.

When the car became disabled, the three occupants in the vehicle attempted to flee on foot. Two of the occupants, 21-year-old driver Kevin Salazar and a 16-year-old juvenile were quickly arrested. A third occupant, 19-year-old Shawn Faria was arrested a short time later and was found to be in possession of a handgun.

All three were booked on firearm and gang-related charges.

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