On June 1, 2017, at approximately 7:48 a.m, Kern County Sheriff’s Office Delano substation deputies were dispatched to the report of a stolen Chevrolet truck in the Delano area.
The vehicle was located near Casey Avenue and Cecil Avenue. The vehicle was occupied by a male subject, later identified as 35-year-old Adrian Hernandez of Delano.
Deputies attempted to stop the stolen vehicle. Hernandez fled in the stolen vehicle and led Deputies on a pursuit lasting several minutes. Hernandez drove the vehicle onto a dirt road South of County Line Road and East of Melcher Road. Hernandez ran from the vehicle and hid in a nearby orchard.
Deputies from the Wasco Substation, Buttonwillow Substation and Officers from the Delano Police Department responded and set up a perimeter around the orchard. Deputies searched for Hernandez with help from a Kern County Sheriff’s Office K-9. Hernandez was located and taken into custody without incident.
Hernandez was booked into the Kern County Jail for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Evading a Peace Officer.