BAKERSFIELD — Seven individuals were arrested and three firearms were seized following a probation compliance sweep on Friday in the City of Wasco.
Arrested were: Joaquin Melgoza, 29, for an outstanding felony warrant and gun possession charges, 30- year-old April Melgoza for child endangerment and delaying an investigation, Lionel Gonzalez for a narcotics related offense, 25-year-old Joseph Gonzalez for a narcotics related offense and a parole violation, 47-year-old Edward Munoz for a narcotics related offense, 23-year-old Amanda Hopkins was a on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and 43-year-old Tammy Lohrer for three outstanding misdemeanor warrants.
The Melgoza’s, Munoz, Gonzalez and Gonzalez booked into the Kern County Sherriff’s Central Receiving Facility, while Hopkins and Lohrer were cited and released.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the sweep , which was conducted on April 24, was carried out by deputies from the Wasco substation and gang unit, along with Kern County Probation and State Parole and included 14 residences.
KERO: Wasco parole sweep leads to 7 arrests