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Deputies arrest suspect attempting to burglarize a smoke shop in Bakersfield

The Kern County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 3:45 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 20:08:06-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Authorities have arrested a suspect for burglarizing a smoke shop in Bakersfield.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the Havana Smoke Shop on Niles Street after reports of a burglary in progress.

When deputies arrived, they found damaged to the shop's roll up door. Deputies also found 33-year-old Yibrian Ochoa inside the business. Officials were able to recover around $2,000 worth of stolen merchandise, and estimated damage to the smoke shop was $3,000, according to KCSO.

Ochoa was arrested and booked into Central Receiving Facility on felony burglary charges.