A 25-year-old South Lake man is being held without bail for failing to appear on three felony charges after being arrested in rural northeast Kern County, a Kern County Sheriff's Office official said Saturday.
Some details on the arrest of Isaiah Daniel Stead remained sketchy Saturday as KCSO reports were still being filed.
The chain of events began around 2 p.m. Friday, however, when KCSO deputies responded to reports of an explosion and served a search warrant in the 4700 block of Larsen Road in South Lake.
Initially, only sheriff's deputies responded, but called in at least one other unit once Stead was taken into custody.
"There was a report of a possible explosion and since he had that prior case, then they ended up going and calling our bomb squad after they arrested him and they did a search of his residence," said Kern County Sheriff's Lt. Lance Grimes. "They did not find any indication of an explosive device and they did not seize any explosive devices."
A young bicyclist was struck by a vehicle near east Bakersfield and suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A man suspected of traveling the wrong way while allegedly driving under the influence caused minor injuries to a motorist and three passengers Friday afternoon on Highway 58.
A 57-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing four children.
Released from prison last year for a brutal murder he committed when just 13 years old, Trayvale Gentry-Carlson is again headed for a stint behind bars.
A 23-year-old man pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter Friday in connection with the 2011 stabbing of a man who'd been trying to break up a fight.
Caltrans will be implementing a series of closures from April 20-26 on Interstate 5 between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line for a construction project.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced 63 pardons Friday, including two for crimes that were committed in Kern County.
Seven dogs living in "inhumane conditions" in what appeared to be an abandoned home in Stallion Springs were removed from the property after Animal Control officers served a search warrant Thursday morning.
A stolen vehicle was removed from a canal northwest of Wasco Thursday afternoon.
Bakersfield police Thursday afternoon served a search warrant at the Hot Spot Cyber Center Internet cafe, leaving with several baggies full of U.S. currency and confiscating nearly four dozen computers and several servers.
Bakersfield police arrested a man early Thursday in connection with a stabbing at a downtown bar.
A man convicted of manslaughter in a crash that killed a pedestrian was sentenced Thursday to two years, eight months in prison.