Police arrest man after night standoff in Southeast Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Police arrested a man on charges of domestic violence early Saturday morning after an hour-long argument with officials at a house in southeast Bakersfield.

Bakersfield police said officers were called on Friday at around 9:15 p.m. on a peace disturbance and a possible domestic violence call at a house on Trabuco Canyon Drive near Colima Street. The department said a man barricaded himself in the house and caused the police to fight back.

The officers eventually entered the house and arrested the man, identified as Jessie Meza, on domestic violence charges and parole violations.

A Kern County inmate database showed that 35-year-old Meza was booked for domestic violence and gun charges. He will appear in court on April 13th.

Resources are available to help anyone who is a victim of domestic violence or if you suspect that someone you know is a victim of domestic violence:

  • Call 911 in an emergency
  • Call the Alliance against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at 661-322-0931
  • Call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

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