On Tuesday, October 9th, at 7:00 AM, the Tehachapi Police Department served a search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of Brentwood Drive in Tehachapi. The search warrant was obtained as part of an ongoing investigation by the department.
During the search of the residence officers recovered a stolen Remington 870 shotgun. The shotgun had been taken during a burglary on April 2, 2012 in the 500 block of Mulberry Street in Tehachapi.
Alvaro Valenzuela Mesa, 18, of Tehachapi, was arrested on charges of P.C. 496, Possession/Receiving Stolen Property, and 12022.1 PC, Commission of a Felony While Released on Bail. At the time of his arrest, Mesa had been released on $10,000.00 bail for a prior arrest on stolen property charges. Mesa was booked into Kern County Jail with his new bail set at $20,000.00