Two people arrested on gun, gang and conspiracy charges in East Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two people were arrested for multiple felony charges in East Bakersfield on Wednesday. 

Around 6:30 p.m., The Bakersfield Police Department conducted a traffic stop at a home on Liggett Street, near Lloyd Street. During the search, officers found a loaded gun and body armor. 

During the course of arrest, one of the occupants, 36-year-old Michael Fritz, attempted to assault an officer with a hypodermic needle. 

39-year-old Mary Ochoa was arrested for stolen property possession, conspiracy and firearm charges. 

Fritz was arrested for multiple felony charges, including assault on a police officer, felon in possession of body armor, firearm and gang related charges. 

The officers involved were uninjured. 

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