A 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of hit and run after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian late Friday in the 900 block of Mohawk Street then fled the scene, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.
The accident took place shortly before 11 p.m. Friday when a pickup traveling southbound on Mohawk struck a man walking south on the street, according to a department news release.
Andres Elizondo was being held on suspicion off felony hit and run, driving on a suspended driver's license and other state vehicle code violations.
The department said Elizondo was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital, where he died. His name was not released.
A motorist struck and killed a bicyclist before fleeing the scene early Saturday in the 1700 block of New Stine Road, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.
Police are seeking the man wanted for shooting someone early Saturday in south Bakersfield.
A mobile home near Mountain Mesa caught fire Friday night, resulting in $70,000 in damage and the death of a dog.
A woman who pleaded no contest to a felony count of child abuse in connection with harming her fiance's 2-year-old child was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday.
The woman who died in a Tuesday accident has been identified as 22-year-old Elizabeth Lopez.
Bakersfield police arrested a 16-year-old boy Thursday who was found with his pants down in front of a computer at Plantation Elementary School.
Karen Ortiz, who was reported missing Thursday, has been located, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Kern County's mountain areas will be able to transition out of fire season Friday thanks to recent rains and cooler temperatures, but residents still need to be vigilant and prevent sparking blazes, the Kern County Fire Department said Thursday.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating an at-risk missing person.
Bakersfield police are searching for the man wanted for stealing a bicycle Tuesday morning.
Taft City School District Superintendent Ron Bryant resigned his post after pleading no contest to two counts of driving under the influence.
The man shot and killed in southwest Bakersfield on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 37-year-old John Cooper.