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Tehachapi man convicted of molesting 4-year-old, possessing child porn

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Tehachapi man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl and being in possession of hundreds of images of child pornography. Jonathan Scroggins, 36, admitted to the abuse and told the victim’s mother he needed a girlfriend, according to court filings. He faces up to 23 years to […]
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Bakersfield Now

Cal Poly student guilty of molesting 4-year-old he was babysitting in Tehachapi

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 36-year-old man has been found guilty of molesting a four-year-old girl he was babysitting in Tehachapi. A Kern County jury found Jonathan Oliver Scroggins guilty of Oral Copulation of a Minor 10 Years or Younger, Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor Under 14, and Possession of Child Pornography.
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Sheriff's Homicide Investigators Probe Shooting Death of 4 Children, 1 Adult in Lancaster

An investigation is underway in the shooting death of four children and one woman Sunday night.KNN photo. Lancaster: Four children and one adult were found shot to death at a home in Lancaster Sunday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. LASD Homicide investigators are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of the multiple victims on 3500 block of Garnet Lane around 10:27 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.
Antelope Valley Press

PARCS moves to JetHawks Stadium

LANCASTER — The City of Lancaster’s Parks, Arts, Recreation and Community Services Department has a new, albeit temporary, home at Lancaster Municipal Stadium while City Hall is under renovation. “As they’re closing the sections to renovate, we needed additional space, so the decision was made to have the PARCS Department...
Antelope Valley Press

Suspect in murders appears in court

LANCASTER — A Lancaster man made his first court appearance, Wednesday, on charges that he murdered his four children — who were between one and 11 years old — and their 51-year-old grandmother. Germarcus Lamar David, 29, was ordered held in lieu of $10 million bail while awaiting arraignment, Jan....
Antelope Valley Press

Father charged with five counts of murder

LANCASTER — The Los Angeles County coroner has identified four young children — all under the age of 12 — and their grandmother, who was fatally shot Sunday night, allegedly by the children’s father. The Los Angeles County District Attorney has filed criminal charges against the children’s father, 29-year-old Germarcus...
Antelope Valley Press

‘Tis the season for holiday parades

The holiday festivities are here, heralded by a pair of parades on the next two weekends. Stepping off first will be the North Pole Party Parade, presented by the Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce. Starting at 10 a.m., on Saturday, the parade will march down Lancaster Boulevard, beginning at 10th...
Antelope Valley Press

Energy firm to develop plan for new source

LANCASTER — Duke Energy One Inc. will develop an engineering plan for a power source for the Fox Field Development Project under an agreement with the city approved unanimously by the City Council at the Nov. 9 meeting. According to a staff report by City Manager Jason Caudle, the Fox...

Journey On The Mojave Road

There are some trails and adventures that you journey across that really move you. This was one of those kind of adventures. Old Government Road or Mojave Road as it is more known today was used by indigenous people to transport goods from the southwest to trade with the Chumash and other coastal tribes. The route also assisted American settlers later who were on their westward expansion. Although we were traveling in Toyota Tacomas and Jeeps, we too were making the same 150+ mile journey into the backcountry of the California desert.

Germarcus David Charged With Murder Of His 4 Young Children, Their Grandmother Ericka England

LANCASTER (CBSLA) — A Lancaster man has been charged with the murders of his four young children and their grandmother, who were identified by authorities Tuesday. Ericka England, 51; Namyiah David, her 11-year-old granddaughter, 7-year-old Germarcus David Jr.; 2-year-old Kaden David; and 1-year-old Noah David were each shot in the upper body, according to sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Tony Moore. England worked as a correctional officer for the California Department Of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 1997. In a statement, CDCR spokeswoman Dana Simas said the department was deeply saddened by this tragic event. “Officer England spent many honorable years serving the people of California...
Bakersfield Californian

Jury convicts Tehachapi man of child molestation

A Kern County jury found 36-year-old Jonathan Oliver Scroggins guilty Wednesday of oral copulation of a minor 10 years or younger, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14 and possession of child pornography. The conviction stems from a Dec. 7, 2020, incident involving Scroggins and a 4-year-old girl...
Tehechapi News

Judith Ann Barker, 1964-2021

Judith Ann Barker, 57, was called home on Oct. 2, 2021 at her home in Turlock, Calif. Graveside services will be held at Tehachapi Cemetery, 920 Enterprise Way in Tehachapi on Jan. 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. Judith Ann Barker was born in Beverly, Mass. on Sept. 11, 1964 to...