Items including four firearms were stolen from a Kern County sheriff's deputy's unmarked vehicle sometime between late Monday and early Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials.

Swirling winds and steep canyons hampered efforts to fight a 183-acre blaze Thursday that erupted in vegetation south of Highway 223, five miles east of Arvin, Kern County firefighters said.

 Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy tour aerospace companies Virgin Orbit/Virgin Galactic/The Spaceship Company hangar and Stratolaunch Systems at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, CA.

A BPD officer was involved in an injury traffic accident in the 1000 block of West Columbus Avenue on Sunday at about 10:15 p.m.

A traffic stop early Friday morning resulted in a 35-year-old man being arrested in connection with the burglary of a northwest Bakersfield jewelry store earlier in the week, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

A 55-year-old man was arrested on various drug and firearm charges after the search of a home that turned up narcotics with a street value of more than $700,000, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.