CRIME & SAFETY
Photos: Fire erupts during high school graduation in California
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A large fire broke out at a high school graduation ceremony in California Thursday night. Photos from viewers show the large fire that erupted in an empty lot near Golden Valley High School's ceremony. One viewer stated that the fire caused the stands to be...
Victim of fatal motorcycle accident identified by Kern County Sheriff's Office
We now know the name of the motorcyclist who was struck and killed by a vehicle in north Bakersfield last Sunday, May 28.
Motorcycle rider dies days after being hit by car in north Bakersfield
Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Sheriff's Office says 62-year-old Jeffrey Glenn Patterson, of Bakersfield died after being hit by a car at the intersection of Petrol Road and Airport Drive. Patterson was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by another car on May 28. He was...
Coroner ID’s man shot, killed on Lincoln Ave.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified a man who was shot and killed on Lincoln Avenue in May. Brian Ray Smith, 25, of Bakersfield was shot in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue on May 20, according to the coroner’s office. Officials say Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. An […]
Man struck, killed by train identified by coroner
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified a man who was struck and killed by a train near Edison Highway. Miguel Nava Martinez, 45, of Bakersfield was identified as a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a train on May 21 near Edison Highway, according to the coroner’s office. Martinez was […]
Man stabbed, killed outside of Union Avenue hotel identified
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/FOX58) — The man that was stabbed and killed outside of a hotel room on Union Avenue on May 18 was identified as Moses Lee Campbell, 47, of Bakersfield. On May 18, at 7:13 p.m., Campbell was allegedly assaulted by David Nutt, 51, of Bakersfield. Nutt was...
DUI murder defendant refuses to attend court
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An 18-year-old man who is being held without bail in connection with a deadly crash refused to attend a court hearing Friday, prompting a judge to order deputies to use force to bring him if he refuses again. Judge Colette M. Humphrey then set new hearings for Karim Reyad on July […]
Bakersfield police warning residents about scammers 'spoofing' department's phone number
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Bakersfield Police Department is warning residents that phone scammers are 'spoofing' the department's phone number, as well as PG&E, to trick victims into giving money or personal information. Police said in some incidents of 'spoofing,' the scammer would ask for photographs of the victim “strip-searching” themselves.
Man charged with groping teen girl has prior case with similar details: prosecutor
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A court commissioner postponed the arraignment of a man accused of groping a 14-year-old girl in Bakersfield after a prosecutor said the man has an ongoing case involving “similar facts” in Fresno County. Court Commissioner Roger H. Ponce Jr. on Friday moved Timothy Kensavath’s arraignment to next week, at which time […]
Golden Empire Most Wanted: June 1, 2023
The U.S. Marshals are asking for help to locate a fugitive with ties to Kern County on the run for nearly two decades. Marshals are asking for help to locate Jesus Arceo, 59. Arceo is on parole for lewd and lacsivious acts with a child. Arceo has family ties to...
Man pleads no contest to DUI triple homicide, faces 6 years in prison
According to the Kern County Superior Court, Adam Teasdale pleaded no contest to four felony offenses which included three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Coroner identifies man struck, killed on North Chester Lane
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified a man who was struck and killed by a vehicle on North Chester Lane on May 27. Kevin Matthew Harrison, 42, of Weldon was a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on North Chester Lane south of East Warren Avenue on May 27, according to the […]
1 left with minor injuries in vehicle and BPD cruiser crash: police
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A BPD cruiser and vehicle collided on Panama Lane Thursday afternoon leaving the driver with minor injury and officer with a complaint of pain, according to police. The BPD cruiser was traveling on eastbound Panama Lane when a passenger vehicle made a southbound turn onto Hammond Way from Panama Lane in […]
South Bakersfield grass fire disrupts Golden Valley High grad ceremony
Witnesses reported seeing graduates hopping fences and running away from the fire. First responders are on the scene.
Driver in triple-fatal crash to get 6 years under plea deal
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A 23-year-old man pleaded no contest Friday to all charges filed against him in a crash that killed three of his passengers on New Year’s Eve 2020. Adam Teasdale will be sentenced to six years in prison after pleading no contest to three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and […]
3 arrested after being seen with realistic looking firearm in SE Bakersfield: BPD
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police arrested three people Tuesday after one of them was seen walking with a firearm in southeast Bakersfield. According to BPD, officers attempted to stop the group walking near the intersection of Third Street and Union Avenue around 6 p.m., after officials spotted one of them holding what appeared to be a firearm.
Bakersfield man arrested for stabbing Nordstrom Rack employee
A Bakersfield man was arrested on May 25 after he stabbed a Nordstrom Rack employee. The victim suffered "significant injury" and was hospitalized.
Large police presence outside gas station in East Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An unknown situation prompted a large police presence at a gas station in East Bakersfield Wednesday afternoon. Bakersfield police said they are investigating an officer-involved shooting at the AMPM gas station on Beale Avenue and Monterey Street, just before 2:30 p.m., according to a social media post. Traffic will be impacted, […]
California Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash on Taft Highway
Investigators say the head-on collision was between two pick-up trucks and at least one person died in that crash.
Man pleads no contest to fatally running over woman in Jefferson Park
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man has pleaded no contest to a manslaughter charge in connection with fatally running over a woman who was sleeping in Jefferson Park. Hector Robles, 21, faces two years in prison at his June 29 sentencing. He pleaded no contest Wednesday to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated with ordinary negligence, and […]
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