Illegal Gambling Casino Arrests
The Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 9700 block of Aim Avenue to serve a search warrant on an alleged illegal gambling casino. The execution of the search warrant was the culmination of a week-long investigation by Metro Patrol deputies into the gambling activities at the location. Photo Credit : KCSO 6/29/2019, at 11:45pm,
Deputies located an eight-person "Fish Table" gaming console and six computer terminals in the building. They also found four firearms, along with 3,000 rounds of ammunition. Two of the firearms located by deputies were reported stolen. 36-year-old James Helm was arrested for operating an illegal gambling operation, and conspiracy to commit a crime. 37-year-old Jeffrey Helm was arrested for operating an illegal gambling casino, receiving stolen property, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of ammunition, and conspiracy to commit a crime. Two additional people were arrested for outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants.