BAKERSFIELD — Four teenagers were arrested late last week after being suspected of committing at least nine residential burglaries during the past one and one half months in southwest Bakersfield.
Carolina Faith Flores,18, 19-year-old Misael Flores and two unidentified 17-year-olds were all booked for various charges including burglary, participation in a criminal street gang, resisting arrest, conspiracy and possession of stolen property.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the arrests occurred after officers responded to a burglary in progress at around 10 a.m. on March 12, at a home in the 10500 block of Dorchester Street in Bakersfield.
When they arrived, officers said that they were told by a neighbor that four men carrying bags entered and then left the residence, before leaving the area in a late model maroon Chevrolet.
A short time later, officers spotted a vehicle matching that description and attempted to stop it, but it sped away, while three of the four occupants jumped out and began running in different directions.
Following a slow pursuit, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Carolina Flores, pulled over and was immediately taken into custody, along with Misael Flores and one of the 17-year-olds who fled on foot.
Upon searching the vehicle, officers said they located firearms, jewelry, electronics and liquor that had been taken from the victims’ residence.
The next day, the fourth subject was identified and taken into custody.
KERO: BPD arrests all burglary suspects