Police Ride Along Experience

Police Ride Along Experience

Austin King, Staff Writer

On 2/29/2020 At approximately 1800 hours (6:00 PM), when I started my ride along with the K9 officer we went over briefing on what happened during the day shift which was nothing much just a couple audible alarms and a small fire by the skate park that some juveniles started. Around 1815 hours, is when we got our first call which was a 911 hang up call that was repeditley calling but no answer. When we arrived on scene we knocked on the door to see if everything was code 4 ( ok) and the lady said that her phone kept calling 911 while it was in her pocket so we warned and advised her that she should check her phone from now on and make sure that she is not calling 911.

A little while later we did a traffic stop on a cyclist that had no front or rear light and we warned him that in the state of California that you have to have a front and a rear light on the bicycle. About 2000 hours we had contacted a subject walking on Downs street to make sure everything was alright because he was acting suspicious. After the officer  ID’d the subject the dispatches came back and stated that he was on probation for narcotics. When another officer got on scene we did a probation search on the subject and found that he had some methamphetamine on him and so we seized the narcotics and issued him a citation for 11364 H&S ( possession of methenphetimoine). Later that night we were just doing traffic stops which included speed, no front headlights and tail lights that were out. On Sunday about 0300 hours, we got a call from dispatch stating that there was a 415 physical in front of DJ’s pub. So we responded lights and sirens (code 3)  when we arrived on scene there were several subjects in the middle of the street fighting so the officers tried to break it up and the subjects turned on the officers and started attacking them fighting with them. When several more officers got on scene they were able to get the subjects under arrest. All of the subjects that were fighting the officers were charged with PC (148) resisting arrest and PC  (69) causing harm to an officer. Those subjects were later transported to CRF Bakersfield jail where they will be cited and released later that day. Towards the end of shift it was quiet there were just a couple more audible alarms and a few traffic stops.