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Wednesday, Jul 09 2014 09:11 PM

Two arrested following probation check

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A Wednesday morning probation check by deputies with the county's Gang Supression Section resulted in two arrests, the seizure of several handguns and a small amount of suspected methamphetamine.

Kern County Sheriff's deputies went to a home in the 2300 block of Nelson Street to conduct a compliance check on Arnold Berlanga, 30.

While at the home, deputies found Josh Lostaunau, 34, who is on felony probation and post release community supervision.

A search of the residence turned up a stolen .45-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun, a 9mm semi-automatic Ruger handgun and a .22-caliber semi-automatic Beretta handgun.

Deputies also found 1 1/2 ounces of meth and paraphernalia indicative of narcotics sales.

Berlanga was arrested on suspicion of multiple weapon and drug-related charges including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale and felon in possession of a handgun.

Lostaunau was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm by a member of a criminal street gang and other counts.

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