Bodfish man arrested for elder abuse, illegal weapons possession

On May 3, 2023, at approximately 10 a.m., deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Kern Valley Substation served a search warrant in the 10 block of Vine Way in Bodfish, California.

Deputies ultimately located and seized a .22 rifle, 12-gauge shotgun, un-serialized AR-15 style rifle, large caliber un-serialized AR-15 style rifle, .22 pump action rifle, .22 revolver, and a large amount of ammunition from the residence. Steven Alvarez, age 46, of Bodfish, California, was arrested for elder abuse, violation of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, ex-felon in possession of firearms, ex-felon in possession of ammunition, altering or removing firearm identifications, and several arrest warrants. Alvarez was booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Jail.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is requested to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

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