Bakersfield man arrested for firearm and gang related charges following traffic stop

Posted at 5:07 AM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-15 08:07:20-04

The Bakersfield Police Department made a traffic stop near S. King Street and E. Brundage Lane around 9:30 Saturday night. 

During the stop, one of the occupants took off running out of the vehicle and discarded a loaded firearm. 

Officials were able to track him down and recover the firearm. 

Officers arrested Jorge Alvarez, 27, of Bakersfield for firearm and gang related charges.