Ridgecrest Police Department Sergeant N. Lloyd–
On Dec. 24, 2022, at approximately 1:00 AM, Officers located Kyle Barthel at an apartment in the 800 block of S. Norma St. Barthel was taken into custody for a violation of PRCS warrant and a misdemeanor warrant. During the investigation, it was also determined Barthel had failed to register as a sex offender when he was released from prison at the beginning of the year. Barthel was placed under arrest for the additional charges of failing to register as a sex offender. Barthel was transported to the Central Receiving Facility- Bakersfield, where he was booked.