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Wednesday, Mar 26 2014 04:33 PM

Three arrested on suspicion of kicking in a door to burglarize home

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield police arrested two men and a juvenile Wednesday suspected of kicking down a residence's door and entering the home on the 6200 block of Martinique Court.

According to police, a woman was at home with her infant child when she heard a knock on the door just before 10 a.m. She did not answer the door because she thought it was solicitors, and when she looked through the peephole she saw three males.

They knocked again and she didn't answer. Police said a short time later the suspects allegedly kicked in the door. She hid upstairs with her child, and called her husband and police.

The husband, who had left home just prior to the incident, returned and confronted the suspects, who fled. Police said the husband slashed the passenger side tires on the suspects' vehicle, but they drove it anyway, striking a parked car on the 5600 block of Laurel Canyon Drive in the process.

They abandoned the vehicle on Panama Lane, just east of Ashe Road when it became disabled.

Officers arrived and apprehended two of the suspects. The remaining suspect refused to surrender. He was apprehended with the help of a police canine. The suspect sustained minor dog bite wounds and was taken to a local hospital.

The suspects are Johnny Flores, 18, and Steven Robles, 20, both of Bakersfield and a juvenile suspect.

All three were arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy. The juvenile suspect was also arrested on suspicion of hit and run.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call BPD at 327-7111.

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