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3 men arrested on firearms charges

Three men from Wasco were arrested on Tuesday morning for allegedly brandishing a firearm and other charges.

Deputies from the Wasco substation responded to the 1800 block of F Street regarding a bran-dishing firearm call. They learned the suspects were occupying a white four-door Dodge Charger that had driven through the area multiple times.

After the subjects showed the firearm, they fled the area in the vehicle. Deputies circulated the area and located a vehicle matching the description near the 2400 block of Highway 46.

An investigative stop of the vehicle was conducted and revealed it was occupied by Justin Pineda Mendez, 18, Keving Madrigal, 22, and Adan Acosta, 18.

All three were arrested and booked at the Central Receiving Facility for exhibiting a firearm, criminal threats, possession of a large capacity magazine, concealed weapon in a vehicle, con-spiracy, carrying a loaded firearm by a gang member, participation in a criminal street gang, child cruelty, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of concentrated cannabis.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness hotline at 661-322-4040.

 

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