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The Kern County Probation Department’s post-release community supervision unit arrested a 19-year-old in Wasco on suspicion of a firearm-related offense.

According to a news release from the department, officers conducted a home call in the 700 block of 16th Street in Wasco on Tuesday.

Ricardo Ruiz-Gomez, who is on active Juvenile Probation, was arrested when officers located an assault pistol and numerous rounds of live ammunition at the residence, the probation department said.