The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says former McFarland City Manager John Wooner, who went missing in May, died from an accidental drowning.
The Bakersfield Police Department made no alcohol-related arrests during a DUI checkpoint held Friday night in southwest Bakersfield. However, two drivers were detained to be further evaluated, the BPD said in a news release.
The Bakersfield Police Department is looking for a woman who it says tried to use a stolen identification card to pass a forged check Oct. 24 at the Kern Schools Federal Credit Union branch at 4530 Ming Ave.
The mothers of the Bakersfield 3 were in a downtown courtroom early Wednesday morning when the man they believe was in some way involved in the disappearance of their grown children waived his right to a preliminary hearing stemming from a different matter.
Southern California Edison cut off power to more than 5,000 Kern County customers Thursday morning — and it put several thousand more on notice that they, too, could lose electricity — as hot, dry and windy weather conditions raised the risk of wildfires.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect believed to be involved in a burglary of Macy’s at 2701 Ming Ave. on Oct. 15.
The potential for blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement, effective Saturday evening through Sunday evening for several San Joaquin Valley counties, including Kern.
A 15-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of criminal threats against North High School Tuesday, the same day the school was made aware of an alleged threat, the Kern County Sheriff's Office confirmed.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of criminal threats toward Thompson Junior High School students and causing the false report of an emergency, according to a Bakersfield Police Department press release.
A person who made an alleged threat against North High School Tuesday morning has been detained and the Kern County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the situation, officials confirmed.
A teenage boy was wounded by a single gunshot Friday evening as he and another boy were apparently playing with a loaded handgun. Police later determined the gun had previously been stolen, the Bakersfield Police Department said in two news releases Saturday.
An off-duty sergeant with the Bakersfield Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed his motorcycle early Saturday afternoon on Rosedale Highway.
Stine Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as the Bakersfield Police Department searched for suspects of a nearby residential burglary, according to the department.
The family of Jose Arredondo is refuting comments made recently by the attorney representing the main suspect in the death of the former Bakersfield businessman.
The man who stopped breathing Friday after being taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol died Wednesday, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.
The third most senior member of the Bakersfield Police Department was arrested Wednesday, and placed on paid administrative leave, after a woman was found with visible injuries in the parking lot of the VIP Lounge around midnight earlier that same day, according to the department.
A bicyclist who died Saturday morning after being struck by a motorist in northeast Bakersfield has been identified by the Kern County Coroner’s office.
A terrible single-car crash and resulting vehicle fire north of Bakersfield has left a man, a woman and a child dead early Monday morning.
On Saturday, the Bakersfield Police Department SWAT team subdued a man in the 8000 block of Camino Media who was pointing a firearm at someone, threatening to kill them.
On Tuesday, the Bakersfield Police Department arrested a man on sexual assault charges stemming from an incident that occurred over six years ago.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has determined that the death of a woman who was shot at the 3200 block of Monache Meadows Drive was a homicide.
Seven suspects have been issued arrest warrants for their roles in an apparent shootout at Remington Way on Aug. 17, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
A single motorist was arrested in Delano on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol during a four-hour sobriety checkpoint Friday night, police reported Saturday.
A vehicle rollover on southbound Interstate 5 at Stockdale Highway about 10 a.m. Saturday left two children dead, according to authorities.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Saturday after Bakersfield police found two men suffering from gunshot wounds in a parking lot in the 3300 block of Panama Lane.
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake centered near Little Lake on Thursday afternoon, about 20 miles north of Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A nearly 20-acre grass fire sent a large plume of black smoke into the sky and burned nearly four dozen vehicles at a storage yard northeast of Bakersfield on Saturday afternoon, the Kern County Fire Department reported.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who died after a head-on collision with another vehicle at 3:10 p.m., Thursday, on Highway 99 north of the Interstate 5 intersection.
The death of a driver who suffered injuries and later died at a hospital after crashing into another vehicle has been ruled accidental.
The man Mexican authorities arrested Friday in connection with the homicide of Jose Arredondo was a longtime friend of the local businessman and philanthropist who was killed at his home in Baja California, an attorney working for Arredondo's family said Tuesday.
A priest from Kern County who was accused of inappropriately touching two children will not be charged by the Tulare District Attorney's office despite a recommendation by Dinuba police investigators.
Kern County law enforcement has found the vehicle last seen being driven by missing former McFarland City Manager John Wooner, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
GILROY— At least one person was killed and at least 12 others injured Sunday after a shooting at an annual food festival in Northern California, according to a city official.