DATE OF EVENT: May 24th, 2020
TYPE OF EVENT: Armed Robbery
LOCATION: City of Ridgecrest
CHARGES: PC 212.5(a) – Robbery
PC 245(a)(2) – Assault with a deadly
SUSPECT: Nasia Jael Good,18 YOA – Ridgecrest
On 5/24/2020, at about 2137 hours, officers from the Ridgecrest Police Department were dispatched to a report of a robbery that occurred in the 200 block of S. Sunset. St. The victim, a taxi cab operator, reported that she was dropping off passengers in the 200 block of S. Sunset St., when one of the passengers pressed the barrel of a gun against her cheek. The victim told the assailants to take whatever they wanted. The victim was then pepper sprayed in the face and the assailants fled the scene after stealing two cell phones and an unknown amount of money.
Officers were able to quickly identify a possible suspect as Nasia Good, after she left her cell phone in the vehicle. Officers contacted her at a residence in the 1000 block of E. California Ave. During the contact, officers found pepper spray near Good. Good was placed under arrest and transported to the station for further questioning. During an interview, Good admitted to the robbery and claimed that she was the one that held the gun to the victims head and also the one that pepper sprayed the victim. Good led officers to the location of the handgun used during the robbery, which turned out to be a CO2 style BB gun. Good was transported to CRF-Bakersfield where she was booked without incident.
This incident is still under investigation and the Ridgecrest Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying the other two individuals involved in this crime. If you have any information regarding this case please call (760)499-5100.
Jed McLaughlin, Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Groves