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Two Bakersfield men arrested in suspected chicken fight incident in Tulare County

Posted: 9:09 PM, Jan 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-28 00:09:10-05
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TULARE, Calif. — The Tulare County Sheriff's Department made multiple arrests in a suspected chicken fight incident, including two arrests of people from Kern County.

TCSO deputies were called to an orange grove in Woodlake the morning January 27. Deputies said they found several people gathered around a portable fighting ring in the middle of the grove. When the people saw the deputies, several ran away. Deputies found two dead birds and 28 live birds. Tulare County Animal Control took possession of all birds.

Deputies also found multiple long knives and other fighting paraphernalia in the area. They arrested six people, including 63-year-old Jose Luis Nieto of Bakersfield And 55-year-old Ricardo Valverde Aquino of Bakersfield.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tip-now.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.