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BPD arrest a man for reckless discharge of a firearm in East Bakersfield

Posted: 10:26 PM, Sep 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 05:26:48Z

Just before 7 p.m. on Monday, September 17, Bakersfield police officers were dispatched near 1300 Oregon Street for a Shot Spotter Activation. After arriving, witnesses provided BPD with the location of the suspect who had fired the shots.

According to police, they located a suspect, Juan Mares Baltazar, 29, in a rear yard where he was taken into custody.

Police said he was in possession of a firearm and an additional firearm was located. He was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm charges. Baltazar was later booked into the Kern County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.