Bakersfield Police Officer charged with embezzlement and possession of steroids issued citation

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (Nov. 8, 7:48 p.m.): Bakersfield Police Officer Kevin Schindler will appear in court next month for charges related to embezzlement and possession of stolen property.

Schindler, a two-year veteran of the Bakersfield Police Department, was charged last week with misdemeanor charges of possession of stolen property, possession of steroids and embezzlement. 

His court date is scheduled for Dec. 5.

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Bakersfield Police Officer Kevin Schindler was issued a citation for the misdemeanor warrant issued for embezzlement and possession charges, BPD said on Tuesday.

On Nov. 7, the warrant was issued to Officer Schindler, 25, for misdemeanor charges of embezzlement, possession of anabolic steroids, receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. 

Schindler was issued a citation and released with a scheduled court date, BPD said.

BPD said it is common practice within the department to issue citations on misdemeanor warrants in which the violations do not include violent crimes. 

Last Friday, the District Attorney's Office filed misdemeanor charges against Officer Schindler, a two-year veteran with the department, for possession of stolen property, possession of steroids and embezzlement.

It was determined Schindler unlawfully possessed BPD property when officers responded for a verbal peace disturbance on Oct. 6. That property consisted of a shotgun locking rack that is used to secure firearms inside patrol vehicles, as well as a department owned shotgun that was not assigned to him.

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Schindler has been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 7. 

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