Two wanted Stockton gang members among those arrested in Tehachapi traffic stop
TEHACHAPI —A routine traffic stop on Wednesday of a carfull of people in Tehachapi resulted in the arrest of the driver and two of his passengers, one of whom was a wanted felon.
Vidaca was booked on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle and violation of parole. He is being held without bail. He had been arrested in December of last year on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property, and carrying a loaded firearm.
Wilson faces charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance, a prisoner possessing a weapon and possession of ammunition by someone prohibited from owning/possessing a firearm. Her bail has been set at $50,000. Caldera is being charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle and false identification to a peace officer. He is also being held without bail.
According to the Tehachapi Police Department, Caldera and Vidaca are both believed to be active gang members from Stockton, where Caldera is wanted on charges of kidnapping and mayhem, and for a shooting.
The incident began when Tehachapi Police officers pulled over the vehicle Vidaca was driving near Highway 58 and Mill Street on Nov. 26. During a search of the vehicle, officers said they discovered narcotic paraphernalia and a 22-caliber revolver.
Officers also learned that Vidaca and Caldera both had warrants for their arrests, while Wilson was taken into custody after being found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
Three children in the vehicle, ages one, eight and sixteen were released to Kern County Child Protective Services.