BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Tehachapi Police Department arrested two people on suspicion of grand theft related charges in central Bakersfield.
Tehachapi police officials say after a month’s long investigation detectives identified two Bakersfield residents as the suspects who allegedly stole $15,000 from several Walmarts around Kern County.
Police identified the suspects as Arel Sonny Martinez and Amanda Nicole Mendez, both of Bakersfield.
Investigation revealed the Walmarts targeted included locations in Bakersfield, Tehachapi and Delano.
During a search of Martinez’s and Mendez’s residence investigators found several jewelry items, gaming items and electronics equipment which linked them to the theft, according to police.
Police say Martinez and Mendez were selling the alleged stolen items.
Both were arrested on suspicion of theft related charges including burglary, grand theft, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia.