Posted on May 10, 2022

Street ‘Takeover’ Group Rampages Through Bakersfield Assaulting Officers and Residents

Miabelle Salzano, KGET, May 9, 2022

A group of 300 vehicles blocked the streets of Bakersfield Saturday night, assaulting police officers and harassing residents.

Bakersfield police confronted the group five times before breaking it up.

The first incident occurred at about 8:42 p.m. when officers responded to reports of the group blocking the intersection of Brundage Lane and A Street, police said. The group appeared violent and officers requested backup {snip}


Officers said the vehicles dispersed recklessly in all directions and reconvened at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Columbus Street where officers located them at about 9:32 p.m.


The group began to disperse after more police backup arrived and made its way to the intersection of Rosedale Highway and Mohawk Street.

Officers arrived at 10:16 p.m., police said, and the group attacked police vehicles. {snip}

Oliver Perry, 23, of Bakersfield, was found with a concealed handgun and was arrested on suspicion of weapons violations, resisting/delaying an officer and charges associated with the “takeover,” police said.

Officers also arrested Danny Hernandez, 18 {snip}


After that, the group moved to Wible and Pacheco roads. {snip}


Xander Moreno, 19, of Bakersfield, Deon Walker, 18, of Clovis, Luis Hernandez, 23, of Fresno and Jamal Graves, 25, of Fresno were arrested at that location {snip}

By midnight, the group moved to Downtown Bakersfield {snip}

Officers chased a vehicle but had to stop because the vehicle went into the opposite lanes of traffic, turned its headlights off and reached speeds above 100 mph {snip}


The driver, Simon Martinez, 20, of Wasco, and passenger Jose Torres, 19, of Wasco were arrested {snip}