BPD arrests Scott Thackrey for allegedly trying to contact minor to commit lewd act

A news reporter for Bakersfield radio station KUZZ has been arrested on lewd conduct charges.

Scott Thackrey was arrested by Bakersfield Police on Wednesday evening at 6:25pm in the 4800 block of Easton Drive, Bakersfield media outlets reported Thursday.

A BPD news release said police are investigating allegations that Thackrey had attempted to contact a minor to commit a lewd act after they received a complaint that Thackrey had been communicating with a juvenile via the Internet.

The Kern County Sheriff's Jail website indicated Thackrey was in the process of being released early Thursday.