Kern County detectives using surveillance equipment to monitor rural farm equipment arrested three Lamont men this week on suspicion of theft and other charges.
After an increase in rural area thefts, the Kern County Sheriff's Office's Rural Crime Investigation Unit placed a piece of equipment under electronic surveillance.
On Tuesday, they were notified the equipment had moved to the 8300 block of Fuller Drive in Lamont.
Donald Christy, 54, and Anthony Sierra, 38, were arrested on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy.
During the investigation at the residence, detectives also arrested Glen Jackson, 57. He was found with suspected methamphetamine and arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.
A Kern County jury convicted gang member Ismael Arcenio Leon of second-degree murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of another man during a party in early January.
A probation search of a house near downtown resulted in an arrest and the seizure of 150 ecstasy pills with an estimated street value of $2,100.
Five days after Peter Martinez graduated from the Bakersfield Law Enforcement Academy Class 13-02 and became Officer Martinez, he was arrested at police headquarters on suspicion of domestic violence and became former Officer Martinez.
A 21-year-old motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian in March and left the scene was sentenced to a year in jail Thursday.
The man believed to be responsible for a March murder was arrested in Mexico after he fled the scene of the southeast Bakersfield stabbing.
A Kern County jury convicted a 22-year-old man Thursday for his role in two shootings last year.
Two Oregon residents were charged Thursday after the California Highway Patrol allegedly found them with more than 40 pounds of methamphetamine, 2 pounds of cocaine and $2,233 cash.
Bakersfield police are seeking a high-risk sex offender who removed his ankle monitor and is wanted for a parole violation.
The California Highway Patrol will have extra officers on the road next week in an effort to reduce distracted and reckless driving from Modesto to Bakersfield.
Delano police responded to a home Thursday morning where they found a 4-month-old female infant who had stopped breathing.
A three-car garage fire Wednesday in the 16000 block of Round Mountain Road caused $40,000 damage.
Autopsy results released Thursday show that a Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway employee's death Sunday was caused multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Kern County Coroner's office.