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One man arrested in Central Bakersfield on gang and deadly weapon charges

Posted at 3:03 AM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 06:03:33-05

On Thursday, 2/02/17, at approximately 5:00PM, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the 1400 block of 4th Street for a subject brandishing a shotgun. Officers arrived and detained Joseph Casillas (20) of Bakersfield, who was found to have a pistol-gripped shotgun concealed in his waistband. The investigation revealed Casillas had been involved in a verbal argument with other subjects on scene and brandished the shotgun during the argument. No shots were fired and Casillas was taken into custody without incident. Officers obtained a search warrant and located an additional firearm in a residence associated with Casillas. Casillas was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon, gang participation, firearm violations, and criminal threats