Two Arrested for Assault Weapons During Possible Poaching Operation

Two Arrested for Assault Weapons During Possible Poaching Operation

LOST HILLS — Two men were arrested for possessing illegal assault weapons they alledgely used to poach animals in a rural area 20 miles northeast of Bakersfield.

Edgar Rios-Medina, 24, and 31-year-old Agustion Reillo Rios were booked into the Kern County Jail for being in possession of an assault weapon. According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the pair were taken into custody after an investigation into illegal shooting, poaching and trespassing was conducted by the sheriff’s office and the California Department of Fish and Game late last month.

....more of the seized weapons....

….more of the seized weapons….

“Personnel from Paramount Farms contacted our department in regards to illegal activity occurring on their property in the area of Highway 33 and Weiser Road,” sheriff’s Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt said. ” A joint operation with the California Department of Fish and Game was planned and conducted on the morning of Aug. 30.”

...and even more seized weapons

…and even more seized weapons

During the operation a group of subjects was spotted by deputies and fish and game warden, using a spotlight and shooting automatic weapons from a truck as they drove through the area.”The warden initiated a traffic stop as the truck attempted to leave the area, detaining 12 subjects,” Pruitt said.

During the stop a total of 11 long rifles and several semi-auto pistols were discovered, including a fully automatic Glock 9mm pistol. At the same time, Rios-Medina and Rios were also found to be in possession of a pair of AK-47 semi automatic assault weapons. Both men were also issued several citations for fish and game violations.

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