Three people arrested, two remain wanted following Saturday morning carjackings


Three people were arrested and two people are at large, following a string of carjackings over the weekend.

The first carjacking occurred just after 3 a.m. Saturday near Tevis Park. Police say a woman was knocking on doors asking for help after she was allegedly carjacked at the park.

The victim told police that she and her boyfriend were approached by three suspects who demanded her car keys and cell phone. One of the suspects fired a single round from a revolver into the ground and another suspect attacked the women’s boyfriend with a baseball bat, according to police.

The male victim suffered minor injuries.

The suspects fled in the stolen black 2015 Ford Focus and a white van, according to the police.

The next carjacking happened less than two hours later in the 4900 block of S. Union Ave.The suspect descriptions matched the suspects reported in the first carjacking, according to police. They allegedly stole a red 2014 Mustang.

Police located the first stolen car while responding to the second carjacking. When they attempted a traffic stop, the car refused to pull over and led officers on a car chase to Airport Drive and Buck Owens Blvd, according to police.

The five suspects got out of the car and fled on foot. Officers were able to catch three of the suspects: two juveniles and one male identified as Juan Andre, 18.

Two other suspects remain outstanding, according to police. They are described as Hispanic males.

Anyone with information on the carjackings is asked to call Bakersfield PD at 327-7111.

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