Delano Police Department

  • Agency: Delano Police Department
  • Address: 2330 High St, Delano, 93215 CA
  • Chief: Mark P DeRosia (Chief of Police)
Phone: 661-721-3377
Fax: 661-725-0631

Delano Police Department is located at 2330 High St, Delano, 93215 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark P DeRosia. The Delano Police Department phone number is 661-721-3377.

Delano Police Department News

On Friday, June 8, 2018, at about 5:15 A.M. Delano Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 14th Avenue and Clinton Street, regarding an assault with a firearm. Officers located the crime scene on the 1300 block of Clinton Street and learned the victim, Jamie Melgoza Herrera, 27, of Delano had been transported to Delano Regional Medical Center in a private vehicle. Herrera suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the hospital. If you have any information about this case, contact Det. A. Alvarez at (661) 720-5514 or the TipLIne at (661) 721-3369

Message from our Traffic Unit.

The City of Delano is undertaking the below works during May and June, Please take notice of road closures that will be in place during this period. Please slow down and show caution around any works taking place. Please use alternate routes during these dates Temporary Rail Road Crossing Closures • June 4th- June 8Th County Line Road • May 29th-June 1st Cecil Avenue • June 4th-June 8th 13th Avenue • May 29Th-June 1st 11th Avenue • June 4th- June 8th Garces Highway

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***UPDATE*** On Thursday May 3, 2018, The Policia Estatal Preventiva (PEP), Baja State Police Liaison Unit and The Pacific Southwest Regional Task Force Bakersfield/San Diego apprehended Sergio Valle without incident. Valle was wanted in connection with the murder investigation of Diego Morfin which occurred on July 5, 2017. The Delano Police Department would like to thank all assisting agencies who worked tirelessly in conjunction with the Delano Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit to bring this fugitive to justice.

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, at about 7:45 PM, Delano Police Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the 400 block of 11th Avenue. Officers contacted four subjects in the vehicle. During the investigation officers located a loaded firearm inside the vehicle, underneath a child’s safety seat. Cesar Delgadillo (19 of Tulare), Rafael Angel Gomez (19 of Strathmore), Dana Hermosillo (21 of Tipton), and a 17 year old male out of Pixley, Ca were arrested.

On Friday April 27, 2018, the Delano Police Department Special Enforcement Unit conducted several probation/parole searches throughout the City of Delano. Numerous homes were searched, which resulted in three outstanding warrant arrests. Romero Martinez (42 of Delano), Herlinda Pesina Guting (37 of Delano), and Danny Simos (30 of Delano) were all arrested for outstanding arrest warrants.

On 4/18//2018 at about 11:45 AM Officers responded to 2322 Girard Street (Chevron) for a report of an armed robbery with a firearm that occurred near the car wash. The suspect was seen leaving in a vehicle north bound on SR 99. CHP Bakersfield later found the suspect and suspect vehicle at Olive Drive west of SR99. CHP located a 9mm firearm and the stolen jewelry. Delano Police Officers responded to Olive Drive and SR 99 and arrested Albert Allen (31 of Bakersfield).

On 4/3/2018 at about 2:00 AM, Officers responded to two separate incidents of shots fired. At the first call, the victim reported that a Silver sedan was seen in the area after the shooting. A second caller at separate incident reported another shooting, and provided a description of a vehicle that matched the first incident. Officers soon located a vehicle matching the description of both incidents and attempted an investigation stop, but the suspect vehicle failed to yield. After a pursuit into the City of McFarland, the suspect vehicle stopped near Stradley Road and Pond Road. Two suspects were taken into custody and one Assault Rifle and one loaded 357 revolver was seized from the suspect’s vehicle. The two subjects are identified as Javier Carranco, 23 of Delano, and Miguel Madrigal, 29 of Delano.

On 4/21/2018 at about 12:45 AM, A Delano Police Officer noticed a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of South Lexington Street. Upon contact with the driver, it was determined he was unlicensed and the passenger was on Parole. During the investigation, a loaded 38 Semi-automatic Pistol was located in the vehicles glove box. Both adult males were arrested they are identified as Samuel Alaniz, 19 of McFarland and Jesus Martinez, 20 of McFarland.

On April 20, 2018 at about 9:00 PM, Officers were dispatched to a large fight in the 2100 block of 17th Ave. Upon arrival, officers contacted several subjects in the area. During the investigation officers located a loaded 40 caliber Semi-Automatic Pistol. Three subjects were arrested Eduardo Silva, 19 of Delano, Mauricio Valdez, 19 of Delano, and Rafael Valdez, 23 of Delano.

On April 23rd , 2018, at 10 a.m. Cesar Chavez High School will be conducting a Code Red Lockdown Drill. The Delano Police Department will be assisting as evaluators. This is a drill and there is no threat to any schools or students.

The Delano Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community to locate Baldemar Lopez Mendez, 70 years old. Lopez was reported missing by his daughter. He is known to frequent the Walgreens area on Cecil Avenue. If anyone sees Baldemar they are urged to call the Delano Police Department at 661-721-3377.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Officers of the Delano Police Department responded to the 3000 Block of W. Cecil Avenue, regarding a traffic collision. Two occupants of the vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Kern County Fire Department and Delano Ambulance personnel. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as, Santo Hilario Garcia (35) and Marcelina Garcia Profecto (33). The Delano Police Department Traffic Division was called out to investigate the accident. A preliminary investigation revealed the occupants of the Ford had fled from Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents during a traffic enforcement stop in the area of W. Cecil Avenue and Hiett Avenue. The two (2) ICE agents, stated, they had been conducting surveillance at a location within the City limits of Delano. The ICE agents stated the person of interest entered the Ford pickup and left the location. The ICE agents stated they initiated a traffic stop, and the driver of the vehicle did yield. Once the agents exited their vehicles, the driver fled the area. The ICE agents indicated in their statements to investigators that they did not pursue with their lights or sirens activated; however, they did follow in the same direction. During an extensive investigation, video surveillance was located. The video indicates that the ICE agents did have the emergency lights activated on each of their respective vehicles, following in the same direction of the fleeing vehicle. The video surveillance depicts a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed traveling West Cecil Avenue. Shortly after, the two unmarked ICE vehicles were seen traveling in the same direction with emergency lights activated. Based on the discrepancies in the statements provided by the ICE agents, the report was forwarded to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office for review, where charges have been requested for violation of California Vehicle Code section 31, “No person shall give, either orally or in writing, information to a peace officer while in the performance of his duties under the provision of this code when such person knows that the information is false.” The review by the Kern County District Attorney’s Office is still pending. Individuals with any information regarding this case are still urged to contact the Delano Police Department Traffic Division. There will be NO in-camera or telephonic interviews provided. No e-mail, phones calls or inquiries will be answered. All media requests for the traffic report are to be requested, in writing, to the Delano Police Department Records Division.

The Delano Police Department was made aware of a photograph circulating on social media of a threat to “CHS”. It was unknown at the onset of the investigation what school the photo was referencing when it stated “CHS.” The Delano Police Department takes all threats of this nature seriously and initiated an investigation. It was soon confirmed that this photograph originated from New Mexico at a high school named, “Clovis High School.” (NOT Clovis High School near Fresno). Delano Detectives contacted Clovis Police Department Detectives from New Mexico and confirmed this photograph and investigation originated from their jurisdiction. There is NO THREAT to any schools in Delano California regarding this photograph circulating on social media.

On the morning of October 4, 2016 Ruby Annette Caraan was crossing Cecil Avenue in the area of Clinton Street and within a marked crosswalk. Dr. Afron Remidios Alphonso was operating his vehicle and traveling westbound on Cecil Avenue. Dr. Alphonso failed to yield to Caraan within the marked crosswalk. The front end of the vehicle collided with Caraan. Caraan was transported to Kern Medical where she succumbed to her injuries. The Delano Police Department Traffic Division, conducted a thorough investigation regarding this tragic fatal collision. A records request of Dr. Alphonso’s cellular phone/data was requested. Cellular phone records indicated that Dr. Alphonso was utilizing his cell phone at the time of the collision and without a hands free device; violation of California Vehicle Code section 23123(a): “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.” Vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence charges were filed against Dr. Alphonso with the Kern County District Attorney’s Office. On March 22, 2018 Dr. Alphonso pled, “no contest” to the filed charges. Dr. Alphonso was sentenced to a fine and three years of court probation. Based on 2014 data from the California Office of Traffic Safety, 10% of fatal car crashes are caused by distracted driving. A small distraction can lead to a big crash and detrimental consequences.

LOCATED LOCATED LOCATED Mr. Gomez has been located safe and is being returned home to his family. Thank you Delano! JULIO ZEPEDA GOMEZ has been missing since approximately 3:00a.m. Mr. Gomez left his home walking, in the area of 100 West Cecil Avenue and was wearing a cowboy hat, light colored shirt with dark pants. Mr. Gomez has dementia and should be wearing an ID bracelet. If you see him, please contact the Delano Police Department at (661) 721-3377 or if circumstances exist, 9-1-1.

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, at about 2:28 PM, Delano police officers were dispatched to the 2100 Block of Randolph Street, regarding a shots fired call. Officers arrived and found a Hispanic male in the alley suffering from wounds consistent with a gunshot. The victim was transported to the Delano Regional Medical Center Emergency Department, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The Delano Police Department is asking for anyone that may have any information regarding this incident, to call (661) 721-3377 or the TIP line at (661) 721-3369. The victims name is unknown and the Delano Police Department Detective Division is currently working with the Kern County Coroner’s Office to make a positive identification.

UPDATED The names of the deceased are Santo Hilario Garcia 35, and Marcelina Garcia Profecto 33. At about 6:54 AM, March 13 2018, patrol officers with the Delano Police Department were dispatched to the 3000 Block of West Cecil Avenue, regarding a vehicle collision. Upon the officer’s arrival, they found a SUV on its roof, with two occupants inside. Based on the severity of the collision, the Delano Police Department Traffic Division was summoned to take over the investigation. Preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling westbound on Cecil Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver then drove onto the dirt shoulder, still traveling at a high rate of speed, when control of the vehicle was lost. The vehicle overturned and came to rest after striking a power pole. The two occupants, a male and female from Delano, were pronounced deceased at the scene. It was determined that prior to this collision, federal agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had attempted to stop this vehicle by activating their emergency lights. The driver initially pulled over, but fled after the agents exited their vehicle. A very short time later, the vehicle lost control and collided with the power pole. The Delano Police Department and its Traffic Division are conducting the collision investigation and will not have any further comment at this time. No requests for in-camera interviews will be granted. All requests for information are to be forwarded to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Community Relations office in San Francisco @ (415) 844-5866 or by emailing

Over the weekend our Delano Police Explorers and Cadets received CPR and first aid training from React Medical Training, we are pleased to announce that each one successfully completed the training. Great work Delano Police Explorers POST 999.

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at about 10:55 PM, an officer with the Delano Police Department initiated a traffic enforcement stop for a moving violation in the 900 block of Austin Street. The officer contacted occupants Anamaria Zendejas (28, Delano) and Juan Guerrero (37, Delano). During the stop, over two ounces of suspected methamphetamine were located inside the vehicle. Officers conducted a probation check of Guerrero’s residence and located additional narcotics, US currency and paraphernalia inside the residence. Both Zendejas and Guerrero were booked for possession of narcotics for sale and active arrest warrants.

It is with a heavy heart that the Delano Police Department announces that retired Police K-9, Diro, has been diagnosed with cancer. Diro retired from Police work in 2017 where he served the City of Delano honorably and faithfully as a dual purpose Police Dog. Diro was responsible for over 50 felonious apprehensions and for recovering several hundred pounds of illegal and dangerous drugs. Diro played a big role in the community and most would probably remember him from the countless school visits he and his partner Corporal Madrigal participated in. Upon his retirement, Diro was purchased from the City of Delano by Corproal Madrigal and his family. Diro is set for surgery today 3/9/18 in an attempt to remove the cancer.The Delano Police Department wishes him a speedy recovery. We ask that you keep Diro and his former handler Corporal Madrigal and his children in your thoughts and prayers as they try to cope with this difficult situation

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 at about 3:22 PM Delano Police Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Main Street in regards to a theft investigation. The reporting party told Police Officers that a subject took his surveillance camera from his business on Friday, March 2, 2018, at about 10:00 PM. If anyone knows the identity of the person depicted in the photograph, contact the Delano Police Department at 661-721-3377 or the tip line at 661-721-3369. You can remain anonymous.