DATE OF EVENT: December 28, 2019
TYPE OF EVENT: Hit and Run (Vehicle vs Bicyclist)
LOCATION: City of Ridgecrest
CVC 23153(a) – DUI with injury
CVC 20001(a) – Hit and Run causing injury
SUSPECT: Brandy Nyssa Clair
33 YOA Ridgecrest resident
On 12/28/2019, at about 0005 hours, Ofc. Arnold was on patrol near the 100 block of W. Wilson Ave. While in the area, Ofc. Arnold observed a red, Chrysler minivan traveling westbound. The van drifted toward the edge of the roadway and struck a bicyclist who was also traveling westbound. The vehicle then fled the scene without stopping to render aid.
Ofc. Arnold pursued the vehicle and was able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle as it pulled into a driveway in the 300 block of W. Haloid Ave. He contacted the driver Brandy Clair and could immediately smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Field sobriety tests were conducted and it was determined that Clair was driving her vehicle while intoxicated, without due regard for the safety of the public. According to a preliminary alcohol screening test, Clair’s blood alcohol content was more than double the legal limit. She was arrested without incident.
The bicyclist sustained minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Clair was transported to the Ridgecrest Police Department where she was booked without incident.
Jed McLaughlin, Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Groves
DATE OF EVENT: 12/28/2019
TYPE OF EVENT: PC 422(a) – Criminal Threats
PC 417(a)(1) – Brandish Deadly Weapon
LOCATION: 300 Blk. S. Warner St. Ridgecrest, Ca.
SUSPECT: Shawn Jaime (44 yoa)
On 12/27/19, at about 1540 hours, Officers were dispatched to the 300 Blk. of S. Warner St. regarding a subject with a baseball bat. Upon arrival, Officers saw a male subject, identified as Shawn Jaime, throw a baseball bat into his residence. Officers contacted Jaime and several subjects across the street. During the investigation, it was found Jaime was involved in a verbal argument with a neighbor across the street. During the argument, Jaime armed himself with a baseball bat and challenged the subjects to come try and fight him. Jaime made threats to several of the neighbors he was going to use the baseball bat to cause serious bodily injury. The neighbors felt threatened. Jaime was arrested and booked into the Ridgecrest Police Department Holding Facility and is being held on $30,000 dollar bail.
Jed McLaughlin, CHIEF OF POLICE
PREPARED BY: Sgt. A. Tucker