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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Bakersfield Police Chief Greg Williamson urged the public to report crime, noting that what seems like a small tip could lead to solving a case.
During an appearance on "First Look with Scott Cox" Wednesday, the chief talked about the Victims' Awareness March and Candlelight Vigil that happened Tuesday night, and the families who spoke about their loved ones. For every crime, he said, there are victims.
Bakersfield Police Department's most wanted
Bakersfield Police Chief Greg Williamson said these seven people are wanted by the department:
* Bryan Keith Washington II, 28, was identified on April 20, 2012 as a suspect and arrested in regard to a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Brundage Lane. On May 7, 2012 a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Washington has a warrant for attempted murder, assault with a semi-automatic firearm and being a criminal street gang member carrying a loaded firearm.
* Francisco Najera, 56, is wanted in connection with a stabbing death of a victim that occurred on Nov. 5, 2007, in the 6000 block of South Fairfax Road. He might be in Mexico. He is wanted for murder with no bail.
* Gursameep Singh, 35, was identified as a suspect in a shooting that occurred on Oct. 16, 2010, in the 2500 block of Celentano Court. Singh has a warrant for attempted murder, with $1,145,000 bail. He possibly travels between the United States and India.
* Gustavo Ubaldo Soria, 40, is wanted in connection with the shooting death of a victim that occurred on Sept. 23, 2004 in the 3700 block of Wyndham Court and the shooting death of a second victim in the 800 block of East Hoskings Road. He may be in Mexico. He is wanted for murder with no bail.
* Juan Miguel Negron, 30, is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on Feb. 12, 2013 in the 1600 block of Lotus Lane. Negron has a warrant for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon-firearm, participating in a criminal street gang and being a criminal street gang member carrying a loaded firearm. Bail is $965,000.
* Julio Cesar Ramirez, 26, is wanted in connection with the false imprisonment, aggravated assault, and torture of a victim that occurred on Sept. 8, 2011 in the 200 block of Truxtun Avenue. Ramirez has a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon-firearm, torture and false imprisonment. Bail is $485,000.
* Oscar Ramon Bonilla, 38, is wanted in connection with a sexual assault of a child that occurred in the greater Bakersfield area. Bonilla has a warrant for two counts of lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14. His bail is $100,000.
Police ask that anyone with information about the whereabouts of these seven people call the BPD Warrant Fugitive Detail at 326-3842 or the BPD at 327-7111.
Source: Bakersfield Police Department
He and host Scott Cox also talked about the manhunt that gripped Boston last week following the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
"They weren't playing around looking for this guy," Cox said of the second suspect.
Williamson said that while the FBI put out photos of the suspects, it was an alert homeowner who told authorities about something not being right with his boat cover.
In that kind of case, law enforcement must move quickly, the chief said, and the public is generally cooperative when officers undertake searches in those kinds of circumstances.
He also invited the public to attend the Bakersfield Police memorial ceremony at 7 a.m. May 13.