Bomb threat causes evacuation of east Bakersfield Walmart

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - On the morning of June 22, 2021, Bakersfield Police were called to the Walmart Supercenter at 2601 Fashion Plaza for a bomb threat. The threat was received via phone from out of the area. Officers contacted store representatives after arriving within minutes of the threat being...
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Man arrested for stealing copper wire

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County sheriff's deputies arrested a man last week for warrants he had related to copper wire thefts. Juan Regalado, 44, of Shafter was found to be in possession of a cane sword during the time of his arrest. Investigators developed probable cause that Regalado had...
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Man arrested for allegedly stealing 21 tons of pistachios

Tulare County, California — A routine audit by a Central California pistachio producer earlier this month revealed that a whopping 21 tons – 42,00 pounds of the nuts were missing. So the Touchstone Pistachio Company, of Fresno, contacted authorities. It led to the arrest Friday of Alberto Montemayor, 34, of...
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Buy Your Dream House in Bear Valley Springs - 24 Homes now for Sale

Bear Valley Springs in Kern County is located in the Tehachapi Mountains and is a guarded-gate community with a long history. The original idea of this place was to create a second home destination for people on holidays where families could spend their weekends or off days. But this concept changed with time and the second-home owners turned into full-time residents. Counting today approximately 3,000 homes.
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BPD: Woman sitting in parked car on Pacific Street shot

A woman sitting in a parked car was shot by two men who walked up to her Sunday in the 600 block of Pacific Street, Bakersfield Police reported Monday. Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation at about 12:42 p.m. and found the woman had a minor gunshot wound, according to a BPD news release. Several rounds had been fired.
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BPD reports apprehending homicide suspect who escaped from Lerdo

Bakersfield police announced late Monday they have apprehended a man who escaped from Lerdo Justice Facility almost two months ago after being charged with the homicide of 3-year-old Major Sutton. Tyrone Deangelo Johnson was arrested after a brief chase following an attempted traffic stop at 8:29 p.m. near River Boulevard...
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Toddler and two adults struck by gunfire in Bakersfield shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a toddler and two adults injured. On Saturday, June 19, 2021 around 10 P.M., BPD was dispatched to the 500 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard for a ShotSpotter activation. Dispatch had also received reports of a shooting that had just occurred.
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BPD to hold DUI, driver's license checkpoint Wednesday

The Bakersfield Police Department's Traffic Unit will hold a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday somewhere in the city limits. BPD said the checkpoints have a deterrent effect and reduce the number of people killed in crashes involving alcohol and drugs. "Research shows...
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Escaped Lerdo inmate arrested after leading officers on pursuit

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., (KBAK/KBFX) — The Bakersfield Police Department found and arrested Tyrone Johnson on Monday night. Johnson had escaped from the Lerdo Justice Facility back on April 28 where he was being held for the 2017 homicide of three-year-old Major Sutton. Officers were conducting surveillance of a location believed to...
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Kern County mass vaccination site at fairgrounds set to close following decreased demand

The mass vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds is set to close July 5 after a precipitous drop in use. The adjustment follows similar efforts across California as counties look to move past individuals who actively sought out the vaccine to those who are more hesitant. In May, Alameda County and Los Angeles County ceased vaccinations at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and Dodger Stadium, two venues that had administered thousands of doses per day. Recently, LA shut down four other large-scale vaccine distribution sites throughout the county.
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Kern Fire says illegal firework reports are 4 times higher this year

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Jim Irwin says the illegal firework problem in Oildale is really bad. "It's every night, starts about 7:30/8:00 and goes till' about 10:30/11:00," Irwin, said. And it's getting worse. "Last year it was probably a week before Fourth of July," Irwin, said. "Now this year it's...
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AMC movie theaters celebrate cinema week with all you can eat popcorn

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Starting today, AMC is celebrating Cinema Week with "All You Can Eat Popcorn!" AMC moviegoers who purchase any size popcorn from June 22 through June 30 can enjoy All You Can Eat Popcorn throughout the duration of their stay. Other Cinema Week promotions that moviegoers can...
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Teen shot at Greystone Park in southwest Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one teen injured. On Sunday, June 20, 2021 at approximately 11:07 P.M., Bakersfield Police officers responded to Greystone Park for reports of shots fired. Shortly after, dispatch received reports of a 14 year old male at...
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Investigation Sheds Light on Bakersfield Police Use of Force

Public Records Show Bakersfield Police Broke 31 People's Bones in Four Years. Between 2016 and 2019, Bakersfield police officers used force that broke at least 45 bones in 31 people, an analysis of public records shows. No officer has been disciplined for their actions. Guest: Lisa Pickoff-White, Data Journalist, KQED.