**MESSAGE FROM THE BEAR VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT**
On Sunday, November 15, 2020 at approximately 2:30 pm, a citizen flagged down a patrolling Bear Valley police officer near the Country Club alerting him of a suspicious subject they saw walking near Lower Valley Road and Rolling Oak Drive. The citizen told the officer that the person, a white male in his early 20's, was vomiting.
While searching the area, the officer saw the subject near the Bear Valley condos and stopped to check his welfare. As the officer began talking to the subject, the officer observed signs and symptoms of narcotics use. The officer asked the subject if he had taken any drugs. The subject responded by replying, "yea, meth and heroin". As the officer attempted to detain him, the subject broke away from the officer and a foot chase ensued. The suspect fled through the area of the Bear Valley condos eventually running onto the Golf Course where the officer lost sight of him.
As the officer attempted to set up a perimeter with responding Kern County Sheriff's and Stallion Springs officers, a Bear Valley PD officer who responded from his home saw the subject, who had apparently doubled-back to the condos. He was able to physically subdue the subject and take him into custody. A resident of the condos later told officers the subject tried to jump over her fence into her back yard.
The subject sustained minor injuries during the incident. He was booked into the Kern County Sheriff's jail for being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. No officers were injured.
Chief of Police
Bear Valley Police Department