The Kern County Auto Theft Task Force is providing tips in an effort to help reduce the risk of vehicles being stolen during the holiday season — which police said is a time notable for its number of vehicle thefts.

A man who had allegedly threatened to kill his female passenger by intentionally driving his vehicle off the Panorama Bluffs on Saturday, was arrested by Bakersfield police after he crashed into another vehicle, ran from the scene, fled in another vehicle and, after a chase, was eventually a…

Authorities have released the name of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night following a traffic stop in south Bakersfield, and say he was a suspect in a shooting that occurred earlier that evening.

One person died and another suffered serious injuries Sunday in a crash — believed to be alcohol-related — that occurred when a pickup rolled over east of Outlets at Tejon Parkway, the California Highway Patrol reported. 

Two people died in a two-story house fire in Frazier Park early Sunday morning, according to the Kern County Fire Department news release.  The Kern County Fire Department responded to a call for a house fire at approximately 5:30 a.m. to the 500 block of Truman Avenue, the news release said…

A McFarland strip mall attached to an apartment building caught on fire early Sunday morning and damaged $300,000 worth of property with three of the nine businesses being damaged by fire and smoke, according to Kern County Fire Department news release. 

A traffic stop at South H Street and Planz Road late Saturday night led to a foot pursuit and an officer involved shooting that left the suspect dead, according to a BPD news release.

During a routine traffic stop conducted by officers of the Bakersfield Police Department on Saturday night, a vehicle passenger ran and threw a loaded firearm to the ground, according to a BPD news release.