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BPD: Man arrested for firearms violations, controlled substance

Posted at 4:32 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 19:34:33-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield Police responded to the area of Cottonwood Road and Padre Street on Friday, February 15 regarding a non-injury collision between a pickup truck and an unoccupied school bus just after 11:30 a.m.

A citizen informed police that one of the occupants of the truck fled to a nearby business with a firearm. When officers responded to that business, the suspect fled on foot and was apprehended soon after.

18-year-old Miguel Molina was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun in his waistband and a bag containing several hundred Xanax pills.

Molina was arrested for numerous firearms violations, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales, resisting arrest and two outstanding felony arrest warrants.

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