Over the past few months, deputies have responded to several crimes of violence in the Rexland Park area involving suspected gang members and associates.

The following have been arrested: a 16-year-old Nov. 30 on suspicion of being a minor in possession of a stun gun, dissuading a victim from testifying and participation in a criminal street gang; Jose Cota, 20, was arrested Dec. 4 on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and participation in a criminal street gang; a 17-year-old was arrested Dec. 4 on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and participation in a criminal street gang; Miguel Perez, 18, was arrested Dec. 4 on suspicion of evading a peace officer, resisting arrest, driving without a license and driving an unregistered vehicle.

- Kern County Sheriff's Department