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By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


Senior Officer James Best Jr.

Police Department Commendation

On Nov. 15, 2017, Senior Officer James Best Jr., Sergeant Gary Crowell, and Chief of Police Michael Grant responded to a medical aid call in the township of Stallion Springs. The call stated that an adult male subject was the possible victim of cardiac arrest. Officers responded with due haste and upon arrival, were met by the frantic victims brother who directed them to the victim who was laying on the floor in the living room in obvious distress.

Senior Officer Best immediately assessed the situation and checked the victim's vital signs. Determining that the subject was unconscious and not breathing, Senior Officer Best began CPR on the subject. He continued CPR for approximately six minutes, during which time Senior Officer Best received several strong electrical shocks from the victims pace maker. Although he received these painful shocks, Senior Officer Best persevered and continued CPR. He then directed Sergeant Crowell to take over and they proceeded this way, switching off until medical aid finally arrived.

It was obvious that the victim was deceased prior to the ambulances arrival but Senior Officer Best and Sergeant Crowell tried their very best to revive the victim. As Senior Officer Best stood by with the victim's brother, he suppressed his own feelings of loss in order to provide comfort to the victim's brother.

Senior Officer James Best Jr. is to be highly commended for exhibiting the caring and compassionate traditions that all Stallion Springs Police Department Officers possess, for his sincere empathetic nature and for being a true friend to members of the Stallion Springs community.

Assistant General Manager

The Board of Directors approved the addition of an Assistant General Manager position to the administrative staff of the District. The Assistant Manager will work under the direction of the General Manager providing support and assistance to the G.M. in managing and directing the daily activities of the CSD. For further information on this position contact the CSD at

(661) 822-3268.

Board of Directors opening

The Stallion Springs Board of Directors has a vacancy to replace a Board Member that has resigned. The remaining Directors of the District intend to fill the vacancy by appointment at the Board's regular meeting held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2018. Persons residing within the District and otherwise qualified to serve as a Director may obtain an application and submit their name and resume to the District by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the District office. The application is available at the CSD office, online on the website,, or for further information contact, General Manager, David Aranda at

Police Report

In the month of October the Stallion Springs Police Department logged six arrests and issued 10 citations. There were 122 calls for service, 86 reports, 15 want and warrant checks, 121 officer initiated investigations, six field interviews, three impounds, and two medical assists.

The Community Service Unit conducted six vacation house checks, and one bus stop check.

Officer D. Marvin received two separate citizen commendations for his friendliness and professionalism and helpfulness during contacts.

Police Activities League Toy Donations

The Stallion Springs Police Activities League is currently accepting donations of new unwrapped toys for the Jamison Children's Center located in Bakersfield. All donations are greatly appreciated, including cash donations which are used to provide lunch for the children on Christmas.

Neighborhood Watch

The December meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be on Jan. 23, 2018 in the CSD Board Room.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meet on the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. in the CSD Board Room.


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