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BPD: Man found with sawed-off shotgun at motel

Posted at 10:31 AM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 13:31:30-04

Bakersfield police arrested a 50-year-old man Friday afternoon near the Capri Motel with a sawed-off shotgun.

At about 11:40 a.m.m Bakersfield police officers were sent to the Capri Motel located at 2020 Union Ave. regarding a man behind the motel armed with a sawed-off shotgun.

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Officers said they found a man matching the description originally provided by the reporting party.

Officers contacted the suspect identified as, 50-year-old Bakersfield resident Anthony Hodge, and recovered a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition as well as methamphetamine and a methamphetamine smoking pipe. Hodge was arrested on multiple firearm and drug charges and booked into the Kern County Jail. 

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