Ridgecrest Police Department

  • Agency: Ridgecrest Police Department
  • Address: 100 W California Ave, Ridgecrest, 93555 CA
  • Chief: onald Strand (Chief of Police)

Ridgecrest Police Department is located at 100 W California Ave, Ridgecrest, 93555 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is onald Strand. The Ridgecrest Police Department phone number is (760) 499-5190.

Ridgecrest Police Department News

Invitation for a National Field Day Event hosted by the Sierra Amateur Radio Club: The Sierra Amateur Radio Club would like to extend an invitation for you to meet with the Amateur Radio operators of our community as we participate in the national Field Day event, held between 11 AM Saturday and 11 AM Sunday, June 23 and 24, at the China Lake Museum, located at 130 E Las Flores Ave., Ridgecrest. . Amateur Radio operators provide a critical public service for our community; during times of disaster, we are able to provide reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is offline. Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and trained in the art and science of radio communication and basic electronics theory, we own and maintain our own communications equipment and are prohibited by federal law from receiving payment for our services. ARRL, our national organization, has built relationships with several served agencies including FEMA, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and many others. This public service is easily extended during non-emergency civic events, such as parades, marathons, and street festivals. Field Day is our chance to show the science, service and skill we can offer to our community free of charge. We would love the opportunity to show you our capabilities in person. We look forward to seeing you there.

Posting the attached flyer for Ridgecrest Regional Hospital "Stop the Bleed" campaign.

The Ridgecrest Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating the truck and driver from the attached video. The video is in reference to the Mather Bros. Inc. burglary and vehicle theft. Please contact Detective Harlow at 760-499-5112 or send a message to the RPD Facebook page if you have any information regarding the truck or driver. Additionally, if you have any other information regarding this burglary and vehicle theft from May 26, 2018, please contact Detective Harlow or the page.

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 06/12/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. -We started off the morning early on Sunday with a report of a loud party in the 800 block of S Sunset just after midnight. Officer Plunkett responded and the party shut down. #partypooper -Officer Loredo responded to the 400 block of N Sahara for a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was located one block away unoccupied. No suspects were located. #worldsshortestjoyride -Officer Loredo located a female who was wanted in an assault with a deadly weapon. The woman was accused of attacking her housemate with a knife. She was arrested and later transported to Bakersfield. -Officer Garibay was dispatched to the 100 block of W Wilson for a report of a domestic disturbance. Witnesses reported a female attempted to run over a male with a car. A report was taken. -Officer Garibay responded to the 700 block of S Silver Ridge to check on a male who was yelling and swinging his arms around. The man was contacted and asked to stop his wild gesticulations. #wordoftheday #dispatchthesaurus -Officer Stangle responded to the 600 block of S Appaloosa for a report of an assault. Three people placed each other under citizen’s arrest and all 3 were issued citations for misdemeanor battery. -CSO Parson’s responded to the dirt field behind Home Depot for a report of an injured hawk. Upon locating the bird, it screeched at her and ran off at a high rate of speed. The speedy bird is still at large. #meepmeep #nexttimeuseacme -CSO Parsons responded to another bird in distress in the 200 block of W Graaf. The RP stated the bird landed in his pool and was unable to fly. Upon her arrival, the bird flew away. #hotwings -Officers Farias, Stangle, and Estrada responded to the 300 block of N Cisco for a report of a physical altercation. The combatants were separated and all parties were non desirous of prosecution. #noplaceforastreetfightingman -Officer Farias stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of S Norma. The driver’s license was suspended and she was arrested for a DUI. She was later released with a citation. -Officer Rinaldi was dispatched to the 1400 block of S McCall for a report of a pitbull preventing a man from getting into his vehicle. The dog was returned home. Unknown if the man made it to work on time. #healsoatemyhomework -Officer Garibay responded to the area of N Warner and W Las Flores for another attempt at catching the wounded hawk. Garibay captured the bird and transported it to Crestwood Animal Hospital. #tweetment #acmerocketskates -Officers Garibay and Compito responded to the area of S American and E Commercial for a report of a truck breaking utility lines. The truck left the area. A hit and run investigation is underway. -Records Clerk Anna took a call from a man who said that illegal waves are being directed at his house. #surfsup -Officer Garibay responded to the 600 block of E Beth Ln for a report of juveniles driving a golf cart on the street. The kids were contacted and warned. #caddiesintraining #betheball -CSO Parsons responded to the area of W Cielo and S College Heights for a report of 3 female juveniles sitting in the roadway taking selfies. They were gone prior to her arrival. #dontlike -Dispatcher Josh took a call from a citizen who couldn’t figure out which gear her stick-shift truck needed to be in to get it to start. Information was provided. #cantfindem #grindem -Officer Farias contacted a man in the 200 block of N Alvord who had active warrants. He was arrested and transported to Bakersfield. -Officer Stangle responded to the 1400 block of E Bowman for a report of a woman screaming. No screaming woman was found, but they did find a man who was wanted by KCSO for a felony charge of receiving stolen property. He was arrested and taken to Bakersfield with Farias’ prisoner. #twofer #discounttravel -Sgt Atkins responded to the 100 block of N Alvord to rescue two women who were being menaced by a large dog. The dog was captured by its owner and the ladies made it safely to their destination. -Officer Farias responded to the 100 block of S China Lake to locate a man who was in a verbal altercation with a cab driver. The man was located and warned about yelling at people. He advised officers that he would be getting himself a Honeybun and heading home. #hangry Sgt A / Disp J

Press Release DATE OF INCIDENT: June 5, 2018 TYPE OF INCIDENT: PC 487(a) – Grand Theft, PC 496(a)- Possession Stolen Property SUSPECT: NOENNICH, Jeramy – WMA - 34YOA, COX, Blaine – WMA - 28 YOA, WILLIAMS, Timothy - WMA - 40YOA. VICTIM: SYDNEY PEAK STONE LOCATION: City of Ridgecrest – 1021 W. Perdew Apt. C RESUME OF INCIDENT On 06/02/2018, members of the Ridgecrest Police Department Investigations Bureau conducted PRCS checks during a Multi-Agency Street Interdiction Team, (SIT) operation. During the check at 1021 W. Perdew Apt. C, Detectives recognized items similar to those possessed at “Sydney Peak Stone” quarry. Between 06/02/2018 and 06/05/2018, owner T.J. Jaworsky was contacted and told about the items at the 1021Perdew residence. Jaworsky also told us that Noennich, Cox, and Williams had been employed with “Sydney Peak Stone.” On 06/05/2018, Detectives Harlow, Clinton, Officer Garibay, and Bartlett went to 1021 W. Perdew Apt. C to conduct PRCS searches on Jeramy Noennich and Timothy Williams. Upon arrival, Noennich and Cox were in the garage loading stolen property into a vehicle advising they were taking the property back to Jaworsky, “Sydney Peak Stone.” Ridgecrest Detectives recovered the following: • Gloves, Drills, Truck Strap, Polisher and Pads, Grinders, Blades, Reciprocating Saws, Buffing Pads, Shrink Wrap, Bottles, Chisel, Lubricants and Damaged/Destroyed Stone. Estimated Property Loss/Recovered: “Sydney Peak Stone” - $19,000.00 Noennich and Cox were arrested on scene and eventually taken to Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield. Timothy Williams is still outstanding for the above listed charges. The Ridgecrest Police Department would like to thank “Teresa’s Auto Body and Towing” for the use of their fork lift to load heavy rock belonging to “Sydney Peak Stone.” JED MCLAUGHLIN, Chief of Police PREPARED BY: Sergeant Tony Brown Investigations Bureau Monday, June 11, 2018

Abandoned Properties Discussion

***Update: The juvenile has been safely located. Thank you to everyone who shared this post and to our PACT (Police And Community Together) members for helping with the search. *** The Ridgecrest Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating 14 year old Damia. She left her residence last night and has been missing since. If you see her or know of where she is please contact us. Thanks.

Do you need a new or updated Child ID card for your children? If so, join PACT (Police and Community Together) at the City of Ridgecrest Lobby at 100 W California Ave, Ridgecrest, Ca on Monday, 6/11/18 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. PACT is a non-profit organization, so all donations are welcome. These donations help pay for supplies needed to keep the Child ID program running. Thank you in advance. If anyone has questions or needs more information, feel free to contact Ridgecrest Police Department at 760-499-5107, or send a FB message to the P.A.C.T. (Police And Community Together) facebook page. Thank you. 

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 06/07/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. -Our morning started off bright and early with a report of two men fighting in the 100 block of S Holly Canyon. Officer Bartlett and Officer Garibay responded and placed a 26 year old man under arrest for felony battery and criminal threats. He was later booked in Bakersfield. -Officer Garibay responded to the 200 block of S Gemstone for a found desert tortoise. He was taken to the animal shelter for safe keeping. #slowspeedchase #buthehashisownbuiltinshelter -Detective Harlow along with officers from RPD conducted a probation search in the 1000 block of W Perdew. On arrival, two men were discovered loading stolen goods into a truck and were subsequently arrested for charges of felony theft, possession of stolen property and criminal conspiracy. Both were later transported to Bakersfield. #caughtintheact -Officer Compito with Officers Bartlett, Garibay and Sgt Lloyd responded to the intersection of China Lake and French for an injury traffic collision. One person was transported to the hospital by Liberty ambulance. The same officers responded to the 400 block of S China Lake for another traffic collision. Thankfully there were no injuries. #bendthosefenders -Sgt Lloyd conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 900 block of N Norma. The driver and passenger were suspected to be under the influence of Methamphetamine. The driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, the passenger was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and they are both being charged with felony child cruelty due to the fact that they had three small children in the vehicle. The children were placed into protective custody and the adults were taken to jail in Bakersfield. -Officer Estrada contacted a citizen who was concerned that someone posted her phone number on Facebook. -Officer Estrada responded to Stater Brothers for a report of a shoplifter trying to steal alcohol from the business. -Officer Stangle responded to Walgreens for a report of a possible drunk driver. The vehicle was located and the driver was arrested for DUI. The vehicles passenger was found to have a warrant and she was arrested as well. #twoforone -Officers Estrada and Farias and Sgt Atkins responded to the 100 block of N China Lake for a report of a motorcycle down. The rider was okay and declined medical attention. -Officer Farias assisted a disabled vehicle in the intersection of Norma and Drummond. #whoneedsAAA -Officer Farias contacted a man at Fastrip who was more than a little tipsy. He was also found to be more than a little bit wanted for violating his parole. He was arrested and later transported to Bakersfield. #partiedtoohard #sleepitoffinlovelybako -Officers Farias, Estrada, and Stangle responded to the 400 block of W Reeves for a report of gunfire heard in the area. They conducted a check of the area and found no evidence of shots being fired. #bubblewrappartyperhaps -Officer Estrada responded to the 500 block of W Ward for a report of a howling dog. The dog’s owner was contacted and the dog was brought inside the residence. #hewassingingthesongofhispeople -Officer Rinaldi took a report of theft from a vehicle. #badideatoleavevaluablesinyourcehicle -Officers Bartlett and Rinaldi responded to a verbal disturbance in the 700 block of S Allen. The RP complained that the neighbors are always yelling. #insidevoicesplease -Officers Rinaldi, Bartlett, and Garibay responded to the 100 block of S China Lake for a report of 2 compact vehicles involved in a collision. No injuries reported. Unknown if the vehicles were compact before they crashed. -ACO Gillette responded to the area of S China Lake and S Norma for a dog running in traffic. The dog was returned home. #dangerousescape #ruffday -Someone shoplifted some Converse Cons from Famous Footwear. Officer Rinaldi took a report. #newtiresforthechevrolegs #consfortheconman -Officer Rinaldi took another shoplifting report, this time from Fastrip. #bigstealersfan -Officers Rinaldi and Bartlett responded to the 1400 block of N Wayne for a report of unwanted subjects in a residence. One of the men had a felony warrant and was arrested and taken to Bakersfield for booking. #guesshewaswantedafterall -Dispatch received a call from Liberty Ambulance regarding a vehicle following them through an intersection while they were running a call with lights and sirens. Officer Estrada located the vehicle and the driver warned. #ambulancesurfing -Officers Estrada and Farias responded to Burger King for a report of a man lying on the grass in front of the business and refusing to leave. The man told officers that it was his land, given to him by the Queen of England. He was found to have a warrant for trespassing out of Los Angeles County and arrested. Unknown if Her Majesty wants her lawn back. #burgerqueen #diplomaticimmunity -Received a call about a dog following someone then we were no longer needed as the owner came and grabbed the dog. #justwantedtowalkyou -A man called and told us that he opened the door and “boomp boomp boomp through the walls directing”. We are happy it’s not a coffee straw this time. -A woman called to inform us that another female was a thief and part of a “circle of losers and drug addicts”. Not to be confused with the circle of trust. #thanksfortheinfo #howdoweknowitsacircle Sgt A / Disp J

During the early morning hours of 05/26/18, Mather's Bros. Inc. was burglarized and a truck was stolen from the property. A video of the suspect is attached to this press release. Please contact The Ridgecrest Police Department if you have any information on who the suspect is. Please call 760-499-5100 or send a message to this page. The business owners have offered a reward of $ 5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s). Anonymous tipping can be conducted using the RPD Nixle Platform. 1st sign up for Nixle by texting RIDGECRESTPD to 888777. RPD does not recieve any personal or identifying information for the user. Text TIP RIDGECREST PD and then the info....... to 888777. A detective will be able to converse with you via text without knowing who you are.

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 06/05/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. -Officer Bartlett started the morning off responding to a battery occurred in the 1100 block of N Krista Ct. The suspect was no longer on scene and the victim did not want to press charges. -A log note was made regarding theft from an unlocked car in the 600 block of W Sylvia. #lockthosedoors #dontmakeiteasyforthem -Officers Garibay and Bartlett contacted a man in the 1100 Block of N Krista Ct who was wanted for violating his parole. He was arrested and taken to Bakersfield for booking. #BWUber #LikeAGoodNeighborRPDisthere -Officer Barlett was dispatched to the 600 block of S Appaloosa St for a report of a loose pitbull. The dog was returned home and the owner warned. By the way if you haven’t seen the movie Appaloosa it’s a decent flick. -Officer Garibay responded to the UPS office for a report of a man who threw a rock at a car. The vehicle suffered damage and the man was arrested absconding through the desert north of the business. He was later booked in Bakersfield on felony vandalism charges. #sticksandstonesmaybreakyourbones #youllalsogotojail -Officer Bartlett was sent to the 400 block of E Debra for a burglary report. A firearm was stolen from a safe. -Officer Garibay took a report from a citizen who said someone hacked into her WIFI hotspot and used over $100 worth of data. #12345isnotastrongpassword #oopsbetterchangemypasswordnow -A man came in to the PD lobby to register as a sex offender, but was discovered to have an active warrant for his arrest. Officer Garibay arrested him and he was transported to Bakersfield. #roomservicearrest -Officer Garibay responded to Joann’s Fabric for a report of a dog abandoned outside the business. The dog was transported to the animal shelter for safe keeping. -Officer Garibay was sent to the 1000 block of W Boston for a theft of services report. According to the RP, a man was plugging his RV into her house and stealing electricity. Garibay was able to disconnect the RV from the RP’s power. #problemsolver -Officer Bartlett responded to Walmart for a report of a physical altercation. A male subject wearing pajama pants was arrested on charges of spousal abuse and booked at RPD pending transport. #atleasthellbecomfyinhiscell -Officer Stangle was sent to the 1200 block of W Mariposa for a vandalism report. Someone poured motor oil on a vehicle and all over the driveway. #wrongwaytomakeaslipandslide -Officer Estrada responded to the 300 block of S Gordon for a report of theft from a vehicle. #alwaylockyourcar #please -Officer Farias responded to the 100 block of E Upjohn for a report of a small child in the roadway. The kid’s guardians were located and he was taken home. -Officer Farias responded to the 200 block of N Apache for a report of theft from a vehicle. Always lock your vehicles and remove all valuables. If you want to keep items in your vehicle please place them in the trunk or hidden from view. Thieves can be in and out of your vehicle within a minute and currently if the value is under $950 dollars it is only a misdemeanor. #lock #your #vehicles -Officer Compito stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of E Upjohn. The driver was arrested and issued a citation for driving without a license. #bettergetsomecomfyshoes -Officer Stangle was sent to the 800 block of W Reeves for a report of vandalism to a vehicle. A man known to the RP slashed the vehicles tires. The suspect is still outstanding. -Officer Farias responded to the 700 block of La Paloma to counsel a juvenile who was accused of stealing from her parents. #groundedonsummervacation -The continuing saga of the professional recyclers continued in the 200 block of N Helena. #goingforthegold -Dispatcher Josh took a call from a man who insisted he had a coffee straw protruding from his head. He declined medical attention. He also advised that the dispatch computer was in his living room which would explain why our computers were having problems today. #reinforcedtinfoilhat Sgt A / Disp J

Press Release (SIT) STREET INTERDICTION TEAM DATE OF EVENT: June 02, 2018 TYPE OF EVENT: AB109 P.R.C.S/ Parole/ Probation Compliance Checks LOCATION: City of Ridgecrest and Surrounding Areas in Kern County On June 02, 2018, the Ridgecrest Police Department led by Detectives Cushman, Clinton, and Officer Rinaldi conducted compliance checks on subjects who are on either Active Parole, Probation or Post Release Community Supervision (AB109) living within the City of Ridgecrest and surrounding areas (Buttermilk Acres and Inyokern). The primary goal of the compliance checks are to deter criminal activity in the Indian Wells Valley. The operation was comprised of approximately 32 Law Enforcement Officers from the following agencies: - Ridgecrest Police Department - Kern County Probation Department - Taft Police Department - McFarland Police Department - State Parole - Bureau Land Management During the operation, approximately 27 searches were conducted. We had 65 planned targets with 33 non-target contacts were conducted resulting in 18 arrests for various violations. Seized was 1 gram Heroin, 120 grams Methamphetamine and $490.00 US Currency. Also seized several Meth Pipes and hypodermic needles. The following is a list of subjects arrested: • Robert Klopfstein 10/30/1972- (H&S) 11366- Maintain place for sales of controlled substance/ (H&S) 11378- Possession of controlled substance for sales. • Joshua Owens 04/09/1985- (PC) 11366- Maintain place for sales of controlled substance/ (H&S) 11351- Possession of controlled substance narcotic for sales. • Lee Sangchan 12/05/1968- (H&S) 11366- Maintain place for sales of controlled substance/ (H&S) 11378- Possession of controlled substance for sales/ (HS) 11366.8(a)- Possession of false compartment to conceal controlled substances/ (H&S) 11364-Possession of paraphernalia/ (H&S) 11377(a)-Possession of controlled substance. • Brandy Oney 07/25/1980- (H&S) 11366-Maintain place for sales of controlled substances/ (H&S) 11377(a)-Possession of controlled substance/ (H&S) 11364-Possession of paraphernalia/ (PC) 3455-Violation of PRCS. • Gerald Field 02/17/1961- (H&S) 11364-Possession of paraphernalia/ (H&S) 11350(a)- Possession of controlled substance narcotic. • Dylan Keith 02/09/1992- (H&S) 11350(a)- Possession of controlled substance narcotic/ misdemeanor warrant. • Kailo Cunningham 07/07/1991- Misdemeanor No Bail Warrant. • Rederick De La Pena 07/10/1994- Violation of parole. • Alberto Rodriguez 04/08/1968- (PC) 3455- Violation of PRCS/ (H&S) 11364-Possession of paraphernalia/ (PC) 135- Destruction of evidence. • Glen Blanton 09/22/1979- (PC) 3455-Violation of PRCS/ (PC) 4573- Bring controlled substance into jail/ (H&S) 11377(a)-Possession of controlled substance. • Shelisa Hay 09/30/1972- (PC) 148(a)(1)-Resist/ Obstruct/ Delay peace officer. • John Buckholz 09/20/1989- (PC) 3455- Violation of PRCS. • Julie Perry 10/04/1980- (H&S) 11364- Possession of paraphernalia/ (PC) 148(a)(1)- Resist/ Obstruct/ Delay peace officer/ (H&S) 11350(a)-Possession of controlled substance narcotic. • Michael Petersen 07/13/1980- (PC) 3056- Violation of parole/ Misdemeanor warrant/ (H&S) 11364- Possession of paraphernalia. • Nathan Evans 03/01/1991- Misdemeanor warrant. • 15 year old juvenile- (H&S) 11377(a)-Possession of controlled substance. • Tiffany Lujan 06/06/1975- Possession of paraphernalia. • Matthew Debski 03/14/1968- Two felony warrants. The Ridgecrest Police Department would like to thank all Agency Chiefs for allowing their Officers to participate in this successful operation. JED MCLAUGHLIN, CHIEF OF POLICE PREPARED BY: Sgt. Tony Brown – Investigations Bureau Monday June 04, 2018

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 06/04/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. -Officer Farias started June 3rd off just a few minutes after midnight with a traffic stop in the 800 block of W Rader. The driver was determined to be intoxicated and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. He was later cited and released to his wife. #sleepingitoff #onthecouch #ifheslucky -Officer Beard stopped a car in the 300 block of W Upjohn. The driver had a warrant for driving on a suspended license and was, at the time, driving without a license. She was cited and released. #hoofinit -Sgt Tucker stopped to talk to a man who is very well known to the Police. He had a misdemeanor warrant and was issued a citation. #famous #infamous #okgooglewhichoneisit -Officers Farias, Beard and Sgt Tucker all responded to the 300 block of N Gold Canyon for a report of a large group of people fighting. No fight or fighters were located #checkthepenaltybox -Officers Beard and Farias were dispatched to the 200 block of W Drummond for a report of a loud party. The reporting party advised that partiers were “doing coke” outside. Officers did not find any narcotics and the situation was resolved. #whoinvitedRickJames? #90sthemedparty -Officer Compito talked to a citizen who was concerned about being harassed on Facebook. #nohashtag #FBiswatching -Officer Bartlett contacted a man who was concerned because a male with face tattoos tried to intimidate him. -Dispatcher Diane took a call from a citizen who wanted it noted that an unknown subject threw an egg into his back yard. #informationeggschanged -Officer Compito responded to the 1200 block of S Yorktown for a report of a leaking septic tank. It turned out to be runoff from a swamp cooler. -Officer Bartlett attempted to conduct a pedestrian stop on a female subject who is known to him in the 400 block of S Sanders. Dispatch advised Bartlett that she had a felony warrant for her arrest. The woman entered a residence before Bartlett could contact her. Officer Garibay arrived to assist. Officers found the woman inside trying to hide under a couch. The woman then tried to escape the house through a window. The officers ordered her to stop and she refused to comply. The woman tried to kick Officer Garibay in the face and was eventually placed in handcuffs. She then threatened to bite Officer Bartlett’s face off. She was eventually transported to jail in Bakersfield for her warrant and new charges of resisting arrest. #hannibalhascompetition -Officer Compito responded to the 600 block of W Howell for a report of an injured raven. The raven was later transported to the animal shelter where it will receive the medical attention it needs. #offtothevet #tweetment #nevermore -Officers Stangle and Farias responded to the 600 block of S Appaloosa for a report of a woman being held hostage. The residents of the home were found to be just fine, nobody there was being held against their will. Sgt A / Disp J

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Summary of Yesterday’s Events 05/30/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. Officer Compito was dispatched to N Downs and W Drummond for a Non Injury traffic collision. -Officer Garibay arrested a man in the 800 block of W Reeves for his felony warrant. He was taken to jail in Mojave and booked. #hotride #airconditioninginthefront #notsomuchintheback -Officer Garibay and Officer Compito responded to Alta One for a vandalism report. A man with a beard glued the cash slot and card reader shut. #yourdoingitwrong #gluebandit -Officer Compito contacted a citizen at the PD front counter who said she was assaulted at work. The suspect was arrested and issued a citation for misdemeanor battery. -Officer Bartlett responded to the PD front counter to talk to a citizen about a missing sock. She told Bartlett that she keeps her ID and bank card in a sock around her neck and she thinks someone took it from around her neck while sleeping. The sock was later found. #truestories #strangerthanfiction -Officer Bartlett responded to the 1300 block of E Church for a domestic battery complaint. While investigating the incident Bartlett observed a man, unrelated to his investigation, throw away a backpack and proceeded to jump over a nearby fence. Officer Compito arrived on scene to assist Bartlett and they detained the man, who stated he was running from the police. A large amount of narcotics was found on his person and he was discovered to be wanted by the Probation Department. He was placed under arrest. The female suspect from the original call was also placed under arrest and they were both transported to the PD and booked. #twoforonesaleoncriminals #Icanseeeeeyou -Dispatcher Diane received a call from an elderly female who said she couldn’t get around on the sidewalk and needed assistance. She called back 3 minutes later saying she doesn’t need assistance. No assistance was rendered. #thanksforcalling - Officer Stangle contacted a citizen at the PD counter who said she fell victim to an internet scam. A large amount of money was paid to an unknown subject via gift cards. #hardlessons #nevertrustaprinceaskingformoney -Officer Estrada took a vandalism report in the 400 block of W Wilson. Someone took the door off of a residence. #wherewillthevacuumsalesmanknock? -Reserve Officer Lloyd and PACT Volunteer Hall responded to the 1200 block of S McCall for a report of a snake trespassing on the front porch of a residence. Mr. Snake (I’m calling him Slithers for now) was issued a citation and warned not to return. #hopehedoesntlosetheticket #nopockets -Reserve Officer Lloyd stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of E Ridgecrest. The driver was arrested for driving on an expired license and released with a citation. #istillrecommendchevrolegs #lambofeetsies. -Officer Stangle contacted a citizen who said he was being harassed by drones that were outside his window spying on him. No drones were located. #ninjadrones #dronjas Sgt A / Disp J

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 05/29/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. -Officer Garibay was dispatched to the 200 block of E Bowman Rd for a report of a man and a woman sleeping on a bench on the Bowman walking path. They were asked to leave the area. #tinyhomeupgrade #openfloorplan -Officer Bartlett responded to High Desert True Value for a report of vandalism to some Uhaul trucks. Someone drilled holes in the gas tanks and took all the fuel from the trucks. The felony vandalism/petty theft incident is under investigation. -Officer Garibay conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of E Drummond. The driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was cited and released with a promise to appear. #nograybarhoteltoday #outstanding -Officer Bartlett responded to the 300 block of W Moyer for a domestic disturbance. The situation was resolved -Officers Garibay and Bartlett responded to the 300 block of S Downs for a female who reported that she was being harassed. She had a warrant for resisting arrest and was taken into custody without further incident and booked at RPD. -Officer Garibay conducted a pedestrian stop on a man who, as it turns out, was wanted on a parole violation. He was arrested and booked at RPD pending transport. #blackandwhitebusridetobakersfield -Officer Compito was dispatched to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital for a patient who was being verbally abusive to staff. She was discharged without further incident #treatyournursesrightifyouwantrobetreated -Officer Farias responded to the 500 block of S Sorrel for a report of a restraining order violation. A report was taken. #obeythejudgeplease -Officer Stangle responded to the Dollar Tree for a report of 3 men panhandling in the parking lot. One of the men had a warrant for failing to appear in court and was arrested. All 3 were warned not to return to the property under the threat of arrest. #mrnoshow #bettershowupincourtthough -Officer Estrada was dispatched to the 300 block of N Palm for a loose dog. The dog was returned home and the owner was advised not to let it out #youletthedogout #you #you #you -Officer Stangle and Reserve officer Lloyd were sent to the 200 block of W Robertson for a landlord and tenant arguing. Both parties were counseled. -Officer Estrada responded to South Albertson’s for a dog in a vehicle. The dog owner was admonished regarding the welfare of the dog. #hotdogsbelongontheBBQ #notlockedinacar -Officer Farias was sent to the 1400 block of W Coronado for a domestic disturbance. The situation was resolved. -Officer Stangle resonded to North Albertsons for a report of an employee being harassed by a customer. Both the harasser and the harassee were counseled regarding harassment. #harassment #hadtogetitinthereonemoretime -Officer Estrada assisted a disabled motorist in the 100 block of S China Lake #AAAkickbacks -Officer Farias responded to the 300 block of S Downs for a subjects arguing. All parties involved were counseled. #jobopeningfordebatecoach -Officer Estrada and Reserve officer Lloyd were sent to the 100 block of S Richmond Rd for a domestic disturbance. The situation was resolved. Sgt A / Disp J

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 05/28/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. Roughly 70 incidents in the past 24 hours. - Officer Plunkett responded to the 100 block of W Wilson for a domestic disturbance. The male caller alleged that his girlfriend wouldn't let him get his property out of the residence. A report was taken for spousal abuse. - Officer Plunkett conducted a bar check at Triple T’s and was able to call a taxi for four intoxicated bar patrons. #gooddecisions #overthelimitunderarrest - The CHP requested assistance for a traffic accident on SR 178 outside of city limits. Officers Loredo, Plunkett, and Reserve Officer Lloyd responded and one person was transported to the hospital #happytoassistthetroopers - Dispatcher Karleen received a 9-1-1 call from a man who needed a phone number. He was warned about misuse of 9-1-1 #weare911not411 - Officer Garibay responded to the 200 block of S Desert Candles for a report of a man riding his bike back and forth. The man was gone prior to arrival. #maybehewaslost - Officer Garibay was dispatched to the 200 block of W Church for a report of a man who kicked in the door to a residence. Turns out it was his residence #justwatched300 #masterkey - Officers Compito and Bartlett responded with KCFD to the desert area behind South Albertson’s for a report of a sandrail on fire. The fire was extinguished and there were no injuries. #shake-n-burn #Ifyournotfirstyourlast - Officer Farias responded to the 800 block of W Rader for a report of a dog breaking through a neighbor’s fence and neighbors arguing. The dog owner was warned and advised. #ruffday #pleaserespectthefencesrighttoremainafence - Officer Estrada took a burglary report in the 100 block of S Broadway. Entry was made but nothing was taken. #burglaryfail - Officer Farias was dispatched to the 700 block of S Silver Ridge for a noise complaint. Someone was revving their motorcycle engine all day. They were asked to please keep the noise to a minimum. #weknowyourbikeisawesome #butwedontallneedtohearit - Officer Stangle responded to Leroy Jackson Park for a report of a motorist driving on the grass near the basketball courts. The driver was using the vehicle to light the court and was warned that while it was innovative it was going to get expensive if he didn’t move it. - Officer Estrada and Officer Farias responded to Eastridge Market for a report of a beer run. One or more subjects took alcohol and ran from the business without paying. A report was taken. #superthirsty #howcomenoonestealsthenattyice - Officer Farias and Reserve Officer Lloyd responded to the area of N Norma and W Felspar for suspicious looking people. It turned out to be BHS students filming a class project. - Young juvenile or adult tried to open a residential door in the 200 block of E. Upjohn Ave. but ran off once he saw the camera by the front door. Officers are still working this investigation with a nice photograph of the person’s mug. - At 0307 hours Reserve Officer Lloyd checked on a vehicle at the Maturango Museum. Turns out there is a Pokemon Gym there that draws people in at all hours. No truth to the rumor the PD is creating a Pokemon Gym and staking it out with bino’s and donuts. #gottocatchthemall - We were informed at about 0320 hours that Spiderman was directing illegal drones. Sgt A / Disp J

During the early morning hours of 05/26/18, Mather's Bros. Inc. was burglarized and a truck was stolen from the property. A video of the suspect is attached to this press release. Please contact The Ridgecrest Police Department if you have any information on who the suspect is. Please call 760-499-5100 or send a message to this page.

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 05/24/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. Roughly 90 incidents in the past 24 hours. A lot of calls for service at the front counter today. -Officer Garibay and Officer Compito responded to the Drive Thru Dairy for a report of two small children running loose in the drive thru. The mother was located and warned regarding keeping track of her children. #NotADriveThruDaycare -Officers Garibay and Compito were dispatched to the 1500 block of N China Lake for two transients that were causing concern for employees trying to get to work. The two were sorting recyclables and were warned to stay away from the business. #ongoingquesttosavetheplanet -Officer Compito responded to the 1400 block of N Wayne to contact a citizen who was confused regarding new California Marijuana laws. #reefermadness -Officers Garibay and Compito responded to the 400 block of N Cisco for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival it was discovered that the couple was playing a video game in a vigorous manner. #thumbsoffury -Detective Cushman stopped a motorcycle in the area of E Bowman and S Sunland. The rider was wanted for violating his probation and taken into custody. He was later transported to Bakersfield. #roadtriptothegraybarhotel #ridingdirty -ACO Gillette removed 4 cats from motel 6. #upforadoption #upgradeyourroomgetacat -Officers Garibay and Compito responded to the 400 block of W Las Flores for a domestic disturbance. The situation was resolved -Officer Bartlett responded to W Church and S Downs for suspicious activity. The RP advised that a juvenile ran in front of her vehicle, acted like he got hit and then ran away. It was determined that nobody was injured and a report was taken. -Officer Bartlett responded to the 100 block of N Gateway for a report of a blue Mustang that has a bad habit of speeding inside the apartment complex. The vehicle owner was contacted and warned regarding reckless driving. #takemylicenseallthatjive #Icantdrive55 #shouldprobablyaimfor10 -Officer Stangle and Officer Estrada responded to the 400 block of W Reeves for a report of threats. A report was taken -Officers Estrada, Farias and Stangle responded to the Swap Sheet office for a report of a man banging on a vehicle, making threats, and refusing to leave the property. The man was arrested and issued a citation for possessing drug paraphernalia and trespassing. #thisisyourbrainondrugs -Officer Estrada tried to find several juveniles throwing rocks at houses in the 1300 block of W. Boston. The reporting person didn’t know the exact address where the rocks were being thrown and a search was conducted in the area. I’m telling you the hobbits are real. -Officer Stangle counselled several juveniles for egging a house at the victim’s request. The kids cleaned up the mess and were fortunate that is all the victim wanted. #badeggs -Officer Farias went to the 400 block of W. Moyer for round 2 of the stolen shirt episode. Officer Farias was able to assist in a civil agreement between the two parties along with explaining proper laundry etiquette for a shared laundry room. #FoldingLaundryWithMrFarias -Officers responded to the 400 block of N. Cisco for a potential fight between the caller’s boyfriend and father. Everyone left prior to the officers arriving and the family feud was averted. #surveysaysbadmove -Officer Stangle stopped a suspicious vehicle just outside A&L Tire. The driver was cited for driving on a suspended license and the vehicle was towed. Sgt A / Disp J

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 05/23/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. Roughly 100 incidents in the past 24 hours. Officer Compito and Officer Garibay started off the morning with a report of a male and female sleeping in the restrooms at Petroglyph Park. The two were asked to vacate. #alsonotatinyhome -Officer Garibay and Officer Compito responded to the 200 block of S Sunset place for a report of a possible drunk driver. The driver was contacted and discovered to be impaired and placed under arrest for DUI. She was later book at KCJ Mojave. #RPDtravelagency #welcometobeautifulMojave -Dispatcher Diane received numerous 9-1-1 calls from someone’s pocket. She was able to obtain the person’s location and Officer Bartlett was dispatched. Turns out the man had multiple warrants, and was placed under arrest. He was released with a promise to appear as well as a promise to lock his phone. #dispatcherjustice #yourphonesnitched -Officer Compito took a theft report from a female who claimed her sister took her jewelry and sold it. -Animal control was advised of a family of bobcats living in the 300 block of W Vanessa. #ihearmrgolthwaitisdirectingnow #doesntliketobecalledbobcatanymore -Officer Bartlett was dispatched to Tractor Supply Co for a report of a verbal altercation. The female RP stated that a male subject was wagging his finger at her. Both parties were contacted and sent on their way. #nexttimecallmissmanors -Officer Compito responded to the 800 block of W Howell for a report of annoying phone calls. The RP said that someone called her repeatedly and cussed her out. #rude #butdidtheytellyouaboutthegammawaves -Animal Control was called out to the 200 block of S. Sunset regarding a snake getting a little too friendly with the resident. -Offices were called to assist dealing with an alleged transient staying in a vacant business in the 100 block of N. China Lake who was refusing to leave. The reporting person said they were showing the property later that day and the person became belligerent when told to leave and needed assistance. The subject left when officers arrived. -Officer Compito cited and released a female on a misdemeanor warrant. -Officer Farias responded to DJ’s Pub for an intoxicated female who complained that her purse had been stolen. She was gone when he got there, but the bartender advised that the purse was where woman had put it down and she left the bar in possession of it. #drunkdialingthepolice #AtleastItWasntLeftInTheBathroomAgain. -Officer Stangle was dispatched to Walgreens for a report of a man damaging merchandise. Apparently he was opening the hand rolled cigarette papers and was upset they were of poor quality. He was warned not to return to the business. #qualitycontrolman #420problems -Officer Farias spoke to a man that wanted to report his neighbor had stolen some of his clothes and was currently wearing one of his shirts. He did not want to press charges but did want his clothes returned. -Officer Farias stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of W Ridgecrest. One of the occupants was discovered to have several misdemeanor warrants. She was cited and released. #ipromiseillgotocourt #NEXTTIMEISWEAR -Dispatcher Josh took a call from a man who was concerned about laser scanners and store employees stepping out #maybehemeanttosaystepup #grocerystoredanceoff -Officers Farias and Estrada responded to the 800 block of W Reeves for a report of a dog tangled in his chain. The dog was freed without further incident. #letmypuppygo -Officers Estrada and Farias were sent to the Hampton Inn for a report of high-tech looking equipment pointing toward NAWS. No equipment, high tech or otherwise, was located. #complimentaryfoilshowercaps -Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of W. Atkins. It was cleared as a verbal altercation only. Sgt A / Disp J

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 05/22/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, etc. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. Sorry for no log yesterday. The computer network took a dive and the summary was bumped down the priority list. I have included yesterday’s events with todays. Ofc Bartlett and Ofc Compito responded to reports of a possible fight in the 1300 block of W Boston that was heard only not seen. Ofc Bartlett responded to a report of a white van circling around the city of Ridgecrest complex stating to be trying to pick up children. If anyone has further details on this van or other incidents please feel free to send us a message. Ofc Clinton responded to a subject sleeping behind Krispy Donuts and he was cited out on a warrant #yasnoozeyalose #gotocourtnexttime Day shift responded to 700 S Silver ridge for a report of a domestic disturbance where a female was heard yelling for help. The male subject was subsequently arrested on his warrants and open charges for domestic violence and an additional felony charge. Ofc Barlett and Sgt Armogida responded to the 400 block of S Sunland for a report of a baby doll found in a bag with profanity written on it. RP advised officers that the bag was possibly placed at the wrong house. #jokesonyou #chucky? Ofc Bartlett responded to the hospital for an intoxicated male subject. Ofc Bartlett and Ofc Compito responded to a report of a battery in the 500 block of S Sanders. A male subject was arrested for simple battery against his brother. #notsobrotherlylove Ofc Bartlett responded to the area of Inyo and Las Flores for report of two juveniles with what appeared to be shotguns in their backpacks. Neither juvenile was located after an area search. #fortnitebushsuit Ofc Compito responded to Walmart for reports of juveniles trying to steal toys. #fivefingerdiscountgetsyou86'ed Officer Bartlett responded to the skate park for adrenaline junkies being unruly to one another. #chilloutman Ofc Bartlett and Ofc Compito responded to reports of an audible alarm heard from a vacant house in the area of Upjohn and Karin. Through the help of a contractor and Good Samaritan a door code was given and officers were able to reset it. #citizenstherealheros Ofc Barlett and Ofc Compito responded to the 600 block of Appaloosa for reports of a female “going crazy with a baseball bat”. A female was arrested and charged with 3 felonies, including assault with deadly weapon. #strikethreeyourout #blackandwhiteexpress Officer Compito cited the diver of an RV who had parked on a property where he had previously been told not to park. #notfreecamping Ofc Beard responded to a non injury traffic collision at Rader and China Lake Ofc Farias searched the drainage ditch on W Bowman for reports of juveniles trespassing in the drainage ditch. The juveniles left before Ofc Farias could locate them. Possible Ofc Farias was just too scared to go into the tunnel alone. #theyditchedus #stopwatchingscarymoviesRamoncito Ofc Beard located a juvenile that had run away from home, and facilitated the return home safely. Graveyard shift responded to the 500 block of South China Lake for reports of a male subject loitering around a closed business. The male subject was located and arrested for three no bail warrants. #threeticketstojail #blackandwhiteexpress Graveyard shift cleared a residence in the 700 block of s Silver Ridge where reports of subjects trespassing had come into dispatch. After clearing the residence officers reported no subjects were inside. Three men were arrested on various drug related charges after officers responded to suspicious circumstances in the 300 block of N. Palm. The charges included possession of suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Two of the suspects were transported to Bakersfield and the third was released on a citation. #graybarhotel #chasingthedragontoBako Ofc Beard, Sgt Atkins and KCFD responded to reports of a Molotov cocktail being thrown under the trailer of a resident on W Moyer. The home owner was able to put out the fire, after his dog began barking. Officer Garibay was sent to the Kern County Sheriff substation for a report of a man in the parking lot who may be intoxicated. Garibay discovered that the man was indeed intoxicated and he was provided a ride to the Sheriff’s HQ in Bakersfield where he was booked for public intoxication #heneededabiggerjail Officer Bartlett responded to the area of W Church and S Warner for a report of a suspicious man. Bartlett agreed with the suspicious nature of the man as he was discovered to have warrants for his arrest. He was booked at RPD pending extradition out of state. Officer Farias was dispatched to the 700 block of S Silver Ridge for a report of juveniles hanging out in vacant residences. The kids were warned regarding the consequences of trespassing and accepting balloons from clowns in sewers. Officer Estrada and Sgt Atkins responded with Kern County Fire to the 400 block of N Alvord for a report of smoke in the area. No smoke or fire was found. Officer Farias stopped to assist what appeared to be a disabled motorist in the intersection of China Lake and Ridgecrest Blvd. Turns out it was just someone learning to drive a manual transmission. #ifyoucantfindemgrindem Officer Farias took a domestic battery report in the 600 block of W Perdew. The victim was struck with a full can of beer. Suspect is still outstanding. Officer Stangle with Officer Farias and Sgt Atkins responded to Triple T’s Tavern for a man who claimed to have been assaulted by staff. He was subsequently arrested for public intoxication and booked at RPD. #bounced #youdonthavetogohomebutyoucantstayhere #probablyshouldhavejustgonehome. Sgt A / Disp J / Disp K

Press Release DATE OF EVENT: 05/17/ 2018 TYPE OF EVENT: Attempted Murder and Assault with a Deadly Weapon LOCATION: 400 Blk. S. Holly Canyon Dr. CHARGES: PC 664/187(a), PC 245(a)(1) SUSPECTS: Michael Anthony Pinkney (36 YOA) On 05-17-18 at approximately 1735 hrs, Officers of the Ridgecrest Police Department responded to 400 Blk. of S. Holly Canyon Dr. regarding a stabbing that had just occurred. When Officers arrived they located the victim lying on the sidewalk just outside a residence with an apparent stab wound to his left side. Officers located the suspect, Michael Anthony Pinkney, down the street from the residence and he was taken into custody. The victim was later transported to Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, where he was treated for his injury and later released. Pinkney was later transported to Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield, Ca. where he is being held on $525,000 dollars bail. JED MCLAUGHLIN, Chief of Police PREPARED BY: Sgt. E. Hamilton

05/16/18 Summary of Yesterday’s Events This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, ect. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. -Officer Bartlett started off the morning with a call regarding a bicyclist who was in an altercation with a motorist. Neither subject was located. #canthelpifwecantfindyou -Officer Garibay responded to the 500 block of S Heatherglen for a report of a stolen trailer. -Officer Bartlett was dispatched to the 800 block of W Ward for a business office break in. A report was taken. -ACO Gillette responded to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital for a report of an injured bird. No word on whether the bird flew there on its own or was brought there by ambulance. The feathered fellow was transported to the proper medical facility. -SRO Franco responded to the 600 block of E Ridgecrest for a report of a student not attending school. The student’s parent was issued a citation. -Officer Garibay contacted a man in the area of S Forest Knoll and E Wasp. The man had a no-bail warrant, was arrested and transported to CRF Bakersfield. -Officer Bartlett issued a parking citation to a vehicle that was parked facing the wrong way on a one-way street. #itsokayIwasonlygoingoneway -Officer Compito responded to the 500 block of N Robalo for a report of 2 subjects fighting over recyclables. #savingtheplanetcanbeverystressful -Officer Bartlett was dispatched to the front of RPD for a report of a man and a woman arguing. Before he arrived, Detectives Clinton and Cushman responded from inside the station. The male subject saw the Detectives and took off running through the PD parking lot. After a brief chase and struggle, he was handcuffed and placed under arrest for resisting a police officer. He later explained that he ran because he didn’t want to go to jail. -Officer Garibay contacted a citizen at the PD front counter who wanted to report items stolen from his unlocked vehicle. #alwayslockyourcar #alwayslockyourcar #alwayslockyourcar #alwayslockyourcar #alwayslockyourcar #alwayslockyourcar (sorry I think our dispatcher had a moment) -SRO Rinaldi responded to Mesquite High School for a report of students fighting. They were counseled by Rinaldi. -Officer Gariby along with Officer Compito and Sgt Armogida responded to the area of W Las Flores and N Norma for a report of a man and a woman arguing. It was stated that she was throwing the man’s clothing into the street. The man and woman were gone before officers arrived. - Officer Estrada located and arrested a man for domestic violence, preventing a 911 call and false imprisonment from an investigation he was conducting the day prior. - Someone called on 911 due to the heavy traffic on the normal phone lines. Please don’t do that. We realize it can be frustrating when the lines are tied up but 911 needs to be free for emergency purposes. - Officer Stangle was dispatched to the Crossroads Church parking lot for a man and woman arguing. The male was described as a white man with a beard and “crusty looking”. Officers searched the area including the alleyways however no such person was located. We appreciate it when our callers go the extra mile to describe someone. -Officers Estrada and Farias responded to the 300 block of N Alvord for a complaint of squatters occupying a red-tagged residence. A male and female were contacted and advised to vacate or face arrest. -Officer Stangle was dispatched to the 1400 block of N Wayne for a report of an 11 year old girl who refused to leave the yard of a residence. Her father was contacted and the situation resolved Sgt A / Disp J

Summary of Yesterday’s Events 05/15/18 This is a summary and not all inclusive such as alarms, counter calls, ect. The public log will list all incidents for the past 24 hours. -Officer Bartlett started the morning off with a non-injury traffic collision in the intersection of S China Lake and Bowman Rd involving a big rig and two cars. The roadway was cleared and a report taken. -Officer Garibay was dispatched to the 300 block of N Cisco for a cold burglary report. The unknown thief took some property, but may have left behind some workable evidence. #8by11cellreservedforyou (fixed it for you Speck) -Dispatch received a report that the fence was cut at the Salvation Army. Officer Compito responded, but it is unknown if anything was taken from the donation yard. Unknown if the bolt cutters were concealed in the pants. #HadToGetThoseUsedChonies -Officer Compito responded to the 300 block of N Balsam for a report of an abandoned vehicle. Upon arrival it was discovered that the vehicle was registered to the address it was parked in front of and not at all abandoned. -Officer Compito was dispatched to Home Depot for a report of an elderly male who appeared to be having difficulty walking. Paramedics from Liberty Ambulance responded, but the man refused medical attention -Officer’s Compito, Garibay, Bartlett and Detective Cushman responded to another traffic collision, this time with injuries reported, at China Lake and Bowman. One of the drivers was found to be unlicensed and was issued a citation. Detective Cushman attempted to stop a motorcycle in the 1100 block of W Bataan, but the rider decided he didn’t want to stop and attempted to flee. Cushman gave chase and other officers responded to assist. The motorcycle led officers in a pursuit into the desert behind White Star Mine. Officers from BLM, CHP, and deputies from Kern County Sheriff’s Dept arrived on scene to assist. The motorcycle was found abandoned in the desert and the rider was later located, arrested and booked at RPD. #fromthrottlejockey #tomakinglicenseplates -Officer Garibay responded to Howard’s Mini Mart for a report of a fender-bender by the gas pumps. Both parties exchanged information -Officers Garibay and Compito responded to the DMV for a report of a subject attempting to register a stolen vehicle. The man was unaware that the vehicle was stolen, and a report was taken. -Officer Farias stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of W Las Flores. The driver of the vehicle was doing so on an expired license. He was issued a citation and released. If your birthday coming up take a look at your license. -A concerned father contacted RPD regarding the marijuana he found in the possession of his juvenile son. Officer Estrada responded and the boy was counseled. #420regrets -Officer Farias along with Officers Stangle and Estrada were dispatched to the 1500 block of N Norma for a report of a burglary in progress. The female RP called 9-1-1 and said that she discovered a strange man in her kitchen. An extensive area check was conducted but the man was not located. -Officer Stangle responded to the intersection of W Upjohn and S Norma for another fender-bender. Parties exchanged information and one of the cars was towed. -Officers Estrada and Farias were sent to the 900 block of W Burns for a report of a male and female arguing. Officers were able to de-escalate the situation. -Mere moments later, Officers Farias and Estrada were sent across town to the 600 block of E Ridgecrest for a report of neighbors arguing outside of their apartments. They were able to calm that situation as well #wellarmedhockeyreferees #5minutesintheboxforfighting -Sgt Atkins responded to Walmart for a report of a woman causing a disturbance. She claimed to have been robbed of her fanny pack and was extremely upset. Her property was discovered in the ladies restroom where she left it. #EitherLeaveItOnorLeaveItInThe90’s -Numerous citizens called 9-1-1 to report gunfire in the Ridgecrest Heights area. Officers Farias, Stangle, and Estrada responded to investigate. They determined that someone was launching illegal fireworks in the area. #early4thofJuly -Officer Farias responded to the Leroy Jackson dog park for a report of an abandoned dog. The dog was located and taken to the animal shelter. -Officer Farias was dispatched to the 400 block of W Church for a welfare check on a man possibly living in the home-owners camper. No man was to be found. While Facebook is a good was to contact the police department for questions I would strongly encourage those that would like to report a crime or have an officer respond to please call 499-5100. We do not monitor the page at all times and it may be hours before we see a request for service. Sgt A / Disp J