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Bakersfield Police Department arrests more than two dozen people violating park curfew or trespassing in uninhabitable buildings

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 01:01:39-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department held a special operation early Tuesday morning to crack down on people violating park curfew and trespassing in uninhabitable buildings.

According to BPD, officers along with Code Enforcement and the Rapid Response Team, went out at 3:00 a.m. and searched for people still in Patriots Park, Saunders Park, Jastro Park and Lowell Park after curfew.

Officials said 23 people were arrested for open charges, including illegal narcotics possession, restraining order violations, possession of stolen property, providing false identifying information to police, park curfew violations and trespassing. Bakersfield Police said 15 additional people were arrested for outstanding arrest warrants.

Eight dogs were taken to the animal shelter due to the arrest of their owners.

Police said the Rapid Response Team assisted with clean up at the parks, as well as with the seizure of personal property left behind at the parks, for safekeeping.

The buildings located at 3207 Union Avenue, 3535 San Dimas Street, 208 Goodman Street and 1120 Gage Street had previously inspected and clearly marked as unsafe and uninhabitable by Code Enforcement, according to police.

Those buildings were checked, several subjects were found trespassing, and were arrested during the operation.