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Police arrest suspected gang member during traffic stop

BPD found gun with high capacity magazine
Posted: 5:23 AM, Sep 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-22 12:23:48Z

A suspected gang member is behind bars.

Bakersfield Police officers said early Saturday morning they pulled over a vehicle for a traffic stop in the 900 block of Flower Street. During the stop officers identified the driver as 23-year-old Johnny Bernal-Flores.

Officers said Bernal-Flores is on parole for burglary and listed as criminal street gang member. During a search of the vehicle police found a Glock 9mm handgun with a high capacity magazine.

Bakersfield Police officers said they arrested Bernal-Flores for several weapons violations, gang participation and violating his parole.