Bakersfield suspect arrested for a residential burglary

Suspect held in lieu of $25K bail

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man was located and identified as one of the suspects in a burglary in the 4900 block of College Ave. on Thursday evening.

27-year-old Nicholas De la Garza was arrested and transported to the Kern County Sheriff's Office Central Receiving Facility for booking.

On Thursday, Oct. 4, at about 6:15 a.m., a neighbor armed himself with a shotgun before he confronted two suspects who he believed were burglarizing his neighbor's residence.

The neighbor tried to detain the suspects, until one of the suspects reached for his waist band.  The neighbor, in fear of his safety, fired the shotgun toward the suspect.

Neither suspect was hit by the gun being fired. Both suspects fled on foot.

A vehicle that was reported stolen out of the Bakersfield Police Dept. jurisdiction was located parked in the driveway of the residence.  The vehicle contained stolen property from inside the residence.

De la Garza was booked for residential burglary and is currently being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Officials are still investigating this case.


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