The Kern County Sheriff's Office and Kern Valley Substation conducted a Community Oriented Policing Project in August addressing run down residences in several Kern Valley area homes.
The goal of the project was to eliminate the crimes related to squatters living inside of vacant residences, enforce county ordinance codes, and to tag unsafe “Red Tag,” residences.
Bellow show the results of the project after KCSO finished the project:
-Six people were arrested for entering a residence after it had been red tagged by the county.
-11 people were arrested for living in a residence that was in violation of county ordinance codes.
-15 people were arrested for various misdemeanor violations related to the above-mentioned residences.
-Four people were arrested for various felony violations related to the above-mentioned residences.
They ended up making 36 arrests involving residences that were red tagged or in violation of county ordinance codes. Twenty-six residences were red tagged. Deputies collected one firearm, a Butane Honey Oil Lab (Concrentrate Marijuana), several grams of methamphetamine, and several pounds of marijuana from residences during the project.
Even though the project is completed, deputies will continue to investigate these issues in order to make the Kern Valley area a safer place for individuals to live and visit.