Misdemeanor charges were filed Friday against a Bakersfield police officer accused of possession of stolen property, embezzlement and possession of steroids, according to the District Attorney's office.
Officer Kevin Schindler has been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 7, police said in a news release. He's been with the department since March 2015.
According to the release, officers went to a residence at 5:24 p.m. Oct. 6 to a report of a peace disturbance and contacted the 25-year-old Schindler, who was off-duty. They determined no crime had occurred regarding the disturbance.
But while at the scene, police saw that Schindler was illegally in possession of a BPD shotgun locking rack — used to secure firearms inside patrol vehicles — as well as a department-owned shotgun that was not assigned to him. Police said they also found anabolic steroids illegally owned by Schindler.
BPD detectives conducted an investigation and submitted the case to the prosecutors, who decided to file the misdemeanor charges.
An arraignment date has not yet been set.