Police Documents: Summerbreez Standoff

Posted at 11:10 AM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 14:53:48-04

Bakersfield police were put on a 7.5 hour stand off April 20, 2016 when a 16-year-old boy who lived at a group home nearby stole an off duty Kern County Sheriff's detention deputy's personal black semi-automatic out of his unlocked car.

BPD says the deputy was getting ready to leave, putting things in his car, when he ran back into the house. When he came back outside, he found the suspect with his gun and confronted him. The boy ran towards the youth home and accidentally fired the weapon, twice.

FULL DOCUMENTS:Bakersfield police release documents detailing standoff at SummerBreez Youth Home For Boys

The address of the home is at 9604 Valley Forrest Court which is registered to a Summerbreez Youth facility for boys.


Police surrounded the home and were calling for one of the occupants to leave the home. They said several times that they were not leaving until the person held up inside left the home.

Police said that the person held up in the home at one point broke into a nearby car and retrieved a firearm.

Bakersfield police said that the firearm taken from the vehicle belonged to a Kern County Sheriff's Department deputy.

The young teen, who authorities say is a 16-year-old male, who stays at the home, fired one shot and then ran into the home.

One 23ABC viewer said that some of the occupants of the home have caused a lot of problems for his nearby employment and has had to call the Bakersfield Police Department several times as the boys were breaking curfew and shoplifting.

He continued saying that he's had to have meetings with the home management to solve issues with the facility.

23ABC News was asked to stop live-streaming by the Bakersfield Police Department because it was giving away their position. 

23ABC News relocated as to not give away their tactics as well as to keep our team at the location safe.

At about 10:50 p.m., BPD officials said they believed the teen may be intoxicated and possibly passed out inside the home.