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Deputies find gun during chase


Last updated 1/18/2021 at 7:29pm | View PDF

Courtesy Kern County Sheriff's Department

A .22-caliber revolver apprehended from Bernardo Montanez.

Deputies recently confiscated a gun on Griffith Avenue after a driver fled the scene.

On Monday, Jan. 11, Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the 1300 block of Griffith Avenue to check in after recent thefts in the area. According to the report, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle leaving the area driven by Bernardo Montanez, 34, of Wasco.

Montanez evaded deputies and was located a short time later and taken into custody, the report said. During the investigation, a loaded .22 caliber revolver was found where Montanez was first seen.

Montanez was booked into the Kern County Jail for felony evading, felon in possession of a firearm, prohibited person in possession of ammunition, a felony arrest warrant and additional misdemeanor charges.


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