The motorcyclist who died Monday three days after a hit-and-run accident was identified Wednesday at Emanuel Deshawn Hayes of Los Angeles.
Bakersfield police said Hayes, 43, was hit by an SUV around 6:45 p.m. July 18 in the 2500 block of Akers Road.
Police are searching for Antwan Marcal Rowel, 24. An arrest warrant has been issued for him for hit-and-run causing injuiry or death.
The SUV, a 2010 gray Lexus, was found abandoned in the 4700 block of Beechwood Street, about a mile away from the accident.
Hayes died about 1 p.m. Monday at Kern Medical Center.
A Delano man who was last seen July 16 was located Wednesday by Indio Police Department officers in Riverside County.
Neighboring residents armed with a garden hose managed to contain a southwest Bakersfield garage fire until firefighters arrived.
Firefighters gained full control of the Nicolls Fire on Saturday, stopping the 1,680-acre wildland blaze.
A suspected burglar was nabbed Tuesday after an officer noticed a vehicle that appeared to match one in a burglary investigation parked outside a hotel west of downtown Bakersfield.
A suspected car thief was nearly struck by oncoming traffic after she ran across 24th Street in a failed effort to avoid arrest Tuesday evening.
A teen driver in a vehicle with marijuana and $4,000 in cash led police on a short chase Tuesday evening before crashing into a tree.
Firefighters rescued seven cats from an apartment fire in Shafter Tuesday evening.
A Tuesday afternoon fire in Oildale caused $80,000 damage.
Golden Empire Transit District’s board of directors failed Tuesday to make a decision on the union’s new proposed contract, dashing any hope of ending the seven-day bus strike.
The body of a 19-year-old Bakersfield man who drowned Sunday in the Kern River was found Tuesday morning.
A Westminster man was killed Sunday afternoon when his car collided with an SUV on northbound Highway 99 and then veered out of control into a light pole.
A tractor trailer caught fire on Interstate 5 south of Grapevine Road about 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, igniting a grass fire and backing up traffic for two miles until all lanes were opened at 4 p.m.