More than 35 arrested in connection to gang crackdown

The arrests are a result of a 10-month investigation that began in March 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police Department released additional information following Tuesday's search warrant operation. The West Side Crip gang crackdown resulted in more than 35 people arrested in 30 residential search warrants.

More than 300 law enforcement personnel from over 20 law enforcement agencies participated in today’s operation, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bakersfield
Police Department, the United States Attorney’s Office, the California Department of Justice, the
California Highway Patrol, and the Kern County District Attorney’s Office.

The following federal defendants are all residents of Bakersfield: 

  • Tommie Thomas, 35, distribution of methamphetamine
  • William Thomas, 35, distribution of crack cocaine
  • Danny Willis, 33, felon in possession of a firearm
  • Gary Pierson, 36, felon in possession of a firearm
  • Ladaireus Jones, 24, felon in possession of a firearm
  • Bernard Warren, 18, felon in possession of a firearm
  • Manuel Cruz III, 37, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana
  • Luis Fernandez, 26, distribution of methamphetamine
  • Myron Dewberry, 44, felon in possession of a firearm
  • Bryshanique Allen, 21, money laundering

The arrests are a result of a 10-month investigation that began in March 2017, according to the Department of Justice.

UPDATE (7:05 p.m.)
Late Tuesday afternoon, Bakersfield police released photos of three suspects who remain at-large.

Tommie Thomas, Jarvis Thomas and Michael Holmes are still sought by law enforcement. 

Bakersfield police said Thomas, 35, has a warrant for for burglary and participation in a criminal street gange.

Police said Jarvis Thomas, 32, has a warrant for sales of a controlled substance and conspiracy participation in a criminal street gang.

Michael Holmes has a warrant for possession of an assault rifle, evading police, burglary and participation in a criminal street gang, according to police.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.


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