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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

3 repeat offenders arrested in Wasco


Last updated 3/22/2021 at 6:18am | View PDF

Sgt. Peter Martinez reported on the different crimes committed in Wasco March 16 at the City Council meeting, including reviewing the recent arrest of three repeat offenders.

On Saturday, March 6, at approximately 8:50 p.m., a deputy from the Wasco substation stopped a car in the 2300 block of Camellia Street. The driver, Brian Henry, 37, from Wasco, was known to have an active felony arrest warrant and was a convicted felon.

The deputy located several live shotgun shells in Henry’s pocket. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found a Remington 870 pump action shotgun.

Henry was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail for felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and his active felony arrest warrant.

At 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, a 37-year-old male driver was shot at as he sat in his vehicle on Broadway and 9th.

“He drove himself to Shafter and was transported to Kern Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing,” Martinez said.

Martinez also identified Vincente Osuna, 31, as having been arrested six times since the beginning of the year and was arrested twice in the last week. Julian Jaime, 32, has also been arrested four times since the beginning of the year and was recently arrested with Osuna for grand theft auto.

On Thursday, March 11 deputies on foot patrol were at the old labor camp and arrested three people that were caught trespassing.

Also, on March 15, Martinez said that he and the city manager, fire department and PG&E attended to downed trees.

“This was a time for rapid response,” Martinez said. “It was all due to the weather. There was potential for severe damage.”

Chief Deputy Avery Simpson stated at the previous Wasco Task Force meeting that covid-19 protection policy between deputies and residents is being relaxed.


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