DATE OF INCIDENT: November 22, 2017
TYPE OF INCIDENT:
(PC) 29800(a)(1)-Convicted felon in possession of a firearm
(PC) 30305(a)(a)-Convicted felon in possession of ammunition
H&S 11378 – Possession of a controlled substance with intent for sales
PC 487(d)(2) – Possession of a stolen firearm
LOCATION: 1300 W. Ridgecrest Blvd.
Jose Leal: 32 year old Bakersfield resident
RESUME OF INCIDENT
On November 22th, at 0320 hours, Officers of the Ridgecrest Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1300 block of W. Ridgecrest Blvd. The driver was identified as Jose Leal and he was on probation with search terms for stolen property.
A search of the vehicle was conducted and a loaded firearm was located next to the driver’s seat. Suspected methamphetamine and marijuana were also located in the vehicle. Due to the large amount of drugs, it is suspected Leal was intending to sale them. Leal is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition. It was later learned the firearm was stolen. Leal was arrested for the above listed charges and later booked at Central Receiving Facility-Bakersfield.
Jed McLaughlin, Acting Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Sergeant N. Lloyd