Photo: scene from the chop shop
In their search for Armado Torres, a 26-year old Delano resident, Kern County detectives discovered a chop shop, and arrested a wanted man.
Delano Substation deputies reported to a house in the 10200 block of Casey Avenue on Friday May 31st of 2019 looking for Torres, who had an active arrest warrant. They found Torres towards the back of the property along with a wanted parolee at large, 27-year old Jonathan Gonzalez.
While looking for Torres, deputies noticed the property contained evidence of a chop shop. A search warrant was granted, and deputies to found two cars that were being dismantled. The cars had been reported stolen out of Bakersfield. A stun gun, drug paraphernalia, and ammunition were also found.
Torres faces charges of operating a chop shop, altering a vehicle’s ID, possession of a stolen vehicle, conspiracy, felon in possession of ammunition, felon in possession of a stun gun, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, false identification and falsifying public documents. Torres remains in custody at the Kern County Jail with bail set at $192,500.
Gonzalez faces charges of operating chop shop, altering a vehicle’s ID, possession of a stolen car, conspiracy, and falsifying public documents. He remains in custody at the Kern County Jail on No Bail.