Originally published as a Kern County Sheriff’s Ofice Facebook post –
“Over the past several weeks, Deputies with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division have been attempting to locate Andrew Gonzales (age 38) of Bakersfield. On February 9, 2021 Andrew Gonzales led Deputies on a short vehicle pursuit.
During the pursuit, the vehicle was also occupied by Andrew Gonzales’s brother, Michael Gonzales (age 33) of Bakersfield. Michael Gonzales was wanted for the murder of Ruben Vega that occurred on January 2, 2021 on Oregon Street near Mount Vernon Avenue. Michael Gonzales was arrested after the vehicle pursuit; however, Andrew Gonzales was able to flee the area and was not located.
On March 10, 2021, Deputies saw Andrew Gonzales exit a residence in the 3500 block of Belle Terrace and was later arrested in the area of Ming Avenue and Stine Road. Andrew Gonzales was arrested and booked for his active warrants, to include an accessory to murder warrant for his involvement in Ruben Vega’s murder, and unrelated narcotics charges.
Anyone with information on Ruben Vega’s murder is encouraged to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Refer to Kern County Sheriff’s Office 2021-00000606″