Compliance checks net 21 arrests

Compliance checks net 21 arrestsBy BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

Police arrested 21 suspects for various violations in last week’s parole sweep, which also seized methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, child pornography, firearms and ammunition.

On Feb. 22 Detectives Erik Hallmark, Franklen Mixon and Corey Rinaldi led the Ridgecrest Police Department and other agencies in compliance checks on subjects living in Ridgecrest and the surrounding areas on active parole, probation or post-release community supervision.

“The primary goal of the compliance checks is to deter criminal activity in the Indian Wells Valley,” said an RPD press release.

Approximately 45 law-enforcement officers from RPD, Delano Police Department, Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Kern County Probation Department and Bakersfield Police Department participated in the sweep.

After 38 searches of more than 100 planned and 44 nonplanned contacts, officers arrested the following people.

Casey McCallister (21), Allan Delapena, (41), Brandy Oney (39), Richard Caine (38), Heaven Salazar (22), Logan Hegeler (22), Robert Wehr (48), Jennifer Preston (25), Chealsy Nava (21) and Roberta Chavez, 37, for various drug charges; Troy Plummer (25) and Regina Jupp (39), for probation/PRCS violations, Bruce Williams (29) for a parole hold; Thomas Bannister (62), Angela Cajkouski (44), Michael Hyde (65) and Norman Stowell (54) for misdemeanor warrants; Gabriel Rico (28) for felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition: Keith Schultz (31) for a parole warrant; Tristan Bogush (38) for violation of a protection order and Andrew Hildebrand (29) for possession of child pornography.

“The Ridgecrest Police Department would like to thank all agency chiefs for allowing officers and deputies to participate in this successful operation,” said the release.

Story First Published: 2020-02-28