UPDATE: Carjacking, assault suspect arrested after leading officers on pursuit

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UPDATE (6/18): Medrano was arrested today following a short vehicle pursuit, according to BPD.

The department said at around 1:30 a.m., officers located Medrano in the area of South H Street and Planz Road. He was driving a stolen vehicle and led officers on a short pursuit before hitting a parked car, according to BPD.

The department said Medrano then ran away on foot, after which a K-9 officer was used to apprehend him. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries, after which he will be booked into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, evading police, possessing a stolen vehicle and for other offenses.

(6/16): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police are looking for a man considered armed and dangerous, suspected in a carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon.

The department identified the man as 32-year-old Daniel Medrano, aka Gallo. Medrano is described as being 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 165 to 180 pounds with a stocky build. He has short black hair and brown eyes.

Daniel Medrano, 32 / Photo: Bakersfield Police Department

A Bakersfield police spokesperson said the two incidents occurred on June 11.

Police say Medrano is considered armed and dangerous and advise people to not approach him or attempt to detain him.

Anyone with information on Medrano’s whereabouts is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.

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