Kern, SLO County investigating thefts in two counties
Two pit bulls were shot and killed by law enforcement officers during an investigation in Maricopa Friday morning.
Deputies from Kern County and San Luis Obispo County were at a residence in the 700 block of California Street conducting follow-up investigations into thefts in both counties, Kern County Sheriff's Sgt. Kevin George said.
While officers were on the property, George said, "two pit bulls came out aggressively and attempted to attack officers."
"The officers defended themselves by shooting the dogs," George said.
One person has been detained at the scene, George said, but it is unrelated to the theft cases being investigated.