Public visitation at the Lerdo Jail has been suspended on Tuesday and Wednesday due to a scheduled maintenance event, the Kern County Sheriff's Office announced Monday.

A Kern County Sheriff’s K-9 inadvertently bit a person being detained while the department was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle. The person needed to be taken to the hospital to treat their injuries and they were later determined to be uninvolved in the stolen vehicle.

The Bakersfield Police Department has identified the driver of an alleged fatal hit-and-run that occurred Sept. 7, 2019 in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street thanks to a Secret Witness tip.

A woman was shot and killed Saturday night at Wayside Park, and police say that despite a large memorial gathering in the park, very little suspect information was provided.

The wreckage of a plane reported missing southeast of Tehachapi Saturday was found in mountainous terrain Monday morning along with the body of an unidentified person, the Kern County Sheriff's Office reported.