Bakersfield police recover firearms, make two arrests

Bakersfield police recover firearms, make two arrests

Two Bakersfield men were arrested on Tuesday morning as Bakersfield police officers closed in on stolen auto accessories report, but police found much more than auto parts.

Police said as they made their way to a residence in the 300 block of Wilson Avenue, that Billy Ross, 33, of Bakersfield, began to run from the police, ditching a firearm as he fled pursuing officers.

While officers chased down Ross, officers entered the residence and found 31-year-old Steven Hardin hiding in the attack. Police used a dog to assist in taking both suspects into custody after they resisted arrest.

Police said they arrested Billy Ross, 33, of Bakersfield, who

Officers recovered the firearm discarded by Ross, and during a search of the residence, three additional handguns were seized. Three of the four firearms were previously reported stolen out of Kern County. Both Hardin and Ross were arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail for being felons in possession of firearms, possessing stolen firearms, and resisting arrest.

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