Two people in custody for leading officials on pursuit through East Bakersfield


At least two people are in custody after allegedly leading Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Bakersfield Police Department on a pursuit through East Bakersfield Tuesday morning.

The pursuit started around 9:30 a.m., when a KCSO deputy attempted to make a traffic stop at Baker and Pacific streets. The suspect vehicle was reportedly stolen, according to Sgt. Brian Santiago.

The suspect vehicle refused to stop and led police on a short pursuit through East Bakersfield.

During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle hit at least two vehicles, according to KCSO. One of the suspects allegedly threw a knife out the window at Kentucky and Descanso streets, Sgt. Santiago said.

The suspect vehicle eventually came to a stop on Oswell Street and Brundage Lane where suspects attempted to discard a gun. Deputies recovered the sawed-off shotgun that may have accidentally discharged when the suspects hit one of the vehicles during the pursuit, Sgt. Santiago said.

No injuries were reported as a result of the pursuit.

The suspects, who have not been identified, were taken into custody on charges including felony evading, assault with a deadly weapon, gun charges and a charge related to attempting to hit a deputy during the pursuit, Santiago said.

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