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Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
Friday March 18th, 2022 :: 04:42 p.m. PDT


Rural Crimes Investigations lead to Arrests

On March 17, 2022, Detectives with the Rural Crime Investigation Unit and deputies with the Lamont Substation conducted a search of a property in the 6000 block of East Fairview Road regarding stolen vehicles. While in the area, deputies located a reported stolen utility vehicle, two stolen pickups, and three stolen trailers in the area.

Deputies made contact with 34-year-old JONATHAN COTILLAPINA and 39-year-old JOSE ALFREDO RANGELGARCIA. RANGELGARCIA was found to be in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. COTILLAPINA was placed under arrest for PC 148.9(a)- False information of a peace officer, PC 496D(A)- Possession of a stolen vehicle, PC 487K- Grand theft farm equipment, and a felony warrant from Orange County. RANGELGARCIA was placed under arrest for PC 33215- Possession of a sawed-off shotgun, PC 29800- Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, PC 30305(a)- Possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, and five outstanding warrants from Kern County and Riverside County.

Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
1350 Norris Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93308

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