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2 arrested, 7 cited in DUI/driver's license checkpoint in SW Bakersfield
In addition to the arrests, seven people were cited for driving without a license, and four people were found to be driving on a suspended license, police said.
Bakersfield Police make firearm arrest
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two men have been arrested for illegally possessing a firearm.Bakersfield police were dispatched to the BLVD Saturday evening in the 3200 block of Buck Owens Blvd for reports of two men with a gun.When officers arrived they arrested 22-year-old Harley Bucheli and 23-year-old Lu
Several cars broken into, at least 1 stolen in Central Bakersfield neighborhood
The break-ins and theft occurred in the 2300 block of Cedar Street, near A Street, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. Police could not provide an approximate time of theft, but say it happened overnight.
Police searching for at-risk runaway juvenile
The Bakersfield Police Department is searching for Brian Lindsey, an at-risk juvenile last seen Sunday afternoon, according to a BPD news release.
Man fatally shot in Central Bakersfield, shooter on the loose
When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
Man killed in shooting near downtown Bakersfield
A man died in a shooting on Saturday morning, according to police.The Bakersfield Police Department said that at around 12:33 a.m., officers were sent to the 800 block of M Street after getting a ShotSpotter alert. Officers found a man at the scene who had sustained several gunshot wounds.The man wa
Good Samaritan helps stop attempted robbery at Valero gas station
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -A Good Samaritan helped to stop a potential robbery at the Valero gas station in central Bakersfield Sunday morning.According to Bakersfield Police, around 4 a.m. a man entered the store located on Union and California Avenues.Authorities said he was carrying a makeshift weapon
Ballot initiative for medicinal marijuana shops in Bakersfield approved for November
Voters in Bakersfield will get the opportunity this November to overturn a citywide ban on medicinal marijuana shops.The Bakersfield City Council approved a resolution this week allowing the initiative to appear on the ballot.In October 2016, a medical marijuana advocacy group submitted 32,790 signa
Foreman, Epps heading back to court
A couple high-profile murder cases are returning to court this week.A trial readiness hearing will be held on Friday for Prentice Foreman, who is suspected of killing an 18-year-old woman nearly 40 years ago. In addition, a sentencing is scheduled Tuesday for Jamal Epps, who has pleaded no contest t
Bakersfield police ask for help finding missing 12-year-old boy
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Planned power outages in Central Bakersfield Friday night through Saturday morning
The planned outage is scheduled for between 11 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Crews will be performing maintenance work in the area north of 24th Street, just East of the Kern River, PG&E said.
BPD: ShotSpotter helps officers locate shooting victim in central Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —A man was shot and killed in central Bakersfield Saturday morning.Officers received aShotSpotternotification around 12:33 a.m. near the 800 block of M Street.They found an adult man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.Officers have
Two arrested during DUI and driver's license checkpoint
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two people are behind bars and nearly a dozen others were cited for improper licensing, during a DUI and driver's license checkpoint this weekend.Bakersfield police held the checkpoint on New Stine Road, near Planz Road, from 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.According to BPD, 9
Kevin Johnson races to Sports Mod win at Bakersfield Speedway
There were some hard feelings following the Sports Mod feature on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway.Kevin Johnson passed James Cecil on a restart seven laps into the race and went on to his first victory of the season, despite Cecil trying to ruin his night.Cecil drove hard into turn three to t
Three injured in Saturday morning shooting
The Bakersfield Police Department said that at around 12:14 a.m., officers were sent to the 600 block of 33rd Street after getting a report of a disturbance. When they arrived, the officers heard several shots being fired in the area and found a woman who had a gun in her possession.
Second murder suspect arrested for June 8 killing of Jaime Herrera in Delano
DELANO, Calif. - A second suspect in the murder of Jaime Herrera was taken into custody Saturday, thanks to assistance from the community, according to the Delano Police Department.
Ridgecrest police arrest man suspected of shooting employee at a bar
Police in Ridgecrest, Calif. arrested 30-year-old Donald Kelly III after a shooting at a bar that left one woman injured. Photo provided by the Ridgecrest Police Department on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Two suspects arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing a woman
Delano police officers have arrested Gabriel Jacob Tarango on suspicion of murder. Photo taken from the Delano Police Department Facebook page on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Passing league showcasing a large field of top defensive backs in Bakersfield
It’s only June, but football practices officially kick off a month from today.Love it or hate it, on July 23 — thanks to the CIF state officials moving the athletic calendar up a week beginning this season — it’s coming.After the 2017 season in Kern County (except Rosamond) ended abruptly in the Cen
Delano police arrest 20-year-old for murder, search for 2nd suspect in Clinton St killing
Meanwhile, police in Delano said they issued an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Gabriel Jacob Tarango, also from Delano. Police said Tarango is a second suspect in Herrera's killing and should be considered armed and dangerous.