BPD arrests man on suspicion of maintaining illegal casino

Tuesday 11th February 2020

The Bakersfield Police Department arrested a man Friday on suspicion of maintaining an illegal casino after executing a search warrant at 1114 Niles Street.

Hector Ceja-Tapia, 22, was arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal gaming devices and maintaining an illegal gaming facility, according to BPD. Ceja-Tapia was transported and booked into the Kern County jail.

BPD recovered two large "fish" gaming tables, two arcade style games, 11 computers and over $1,100 in U.S. currency, according to a BPD press release.

BPD encourages anyone with information regarding this investigation to call 327-7111.

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