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KCSO: Warrant arrest leads to the discovery of a 'chop shop'

Posted at 6:50 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 21:50:18-04

DELANO, Calif. — A warrant arrest led officials to the discovery of a "chop shop" in Delano, according to KCSO.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office says on May 3 around 3:44 p.m., deputies from the Delano Substation responded to 26-year-old Amado Torres' home located in the 10200 block of Casey Avenue. Deputies also discovered that Tores had active warrants.

When searching Torres' home deputies was also able to locate 27-year-old Jonathan Gonzalez, a wanted parolee at large.

An investigation revealed that Torres' home was possibly being used to dismantle stolen vehicles. Deputies issued a search warrant for the residence and found two dismantled vehicles that had been reported stolen from Bakersfield. A stun gun, narcotics paraphernalia, and ammunition were also discovered.

Torres was arrested and is facing various gun charges including Operating a Chop Shop.

Gonzalez arrested and charged with Operating a Chop Shop, Alter Vehicle ID, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Conspiracy, and Falsifying Public Documents.