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  • Police arrest parolee after attempted burglary

  • Suspect tried to kick down door at Creekside Apartments
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  • A parolee was arrested Saturday morning when an apparent burglary attempt was thwarted by neighbors.
    Nikolas Hodges, 22, is being held without bail on a charge of burglary and a parole hold.
    Taft Police received a report of a person kicking in a door to an apartment at the Creekside Apartments on Finley Drive Saturday at 9:22 a.m.
    They responded quickly and caught Hodges fleeing to the east side of the apartment, Chief of Police Ed Whiting said.
    Neighbors who had heard the attempted break-in and confronted the suspect, identified the man detained by officers as the same one they saw attempting the break-in.
    Hodges was booked into Taft Jail and transferred to the Kern County Sheriff's central receiving facility on Monday.
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