Police are seeking a Bakersfield man on suspicion of killing a motorcyclist in a July 18 hit-and-run accident.
Antwan Marcal Rowel, 24, is a suspect in the accident, according to a Bakersfield police news release. His arrest warrant for hit-and-run causing injury or death was issued Saturday.
The accident occurred around 6:45 p.m. in the 2500 block of Akers Road when Rowel allegedly struck the motorcyclist with the SUV he was driving. He reportedly fled before police arrived.
Police found the SUV, a 2010 gray Lexus, abandoned in the 4700 block of Beechwood Street, about a mile away.
The adult male motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, was taken to Kern Medical Center where he died Monday. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs was a factor in the accident.
Delano police are searching for a 65-year-old man missing since July 16 when he left for a doctor's appointment in Bakersfield.
Off-duty California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Burton was in Rosamond on his way to a family trip about 9:35 a.m. Sunday when he saw an overturned truck on fire in a field along 20th Street West just south of Marie Avenue.
A jury convicted a 24-year-old man Monday of murder in the shooting death of a fellow gang member.
Undercover officers busted 15 people Wednesday and Thursday who were soliciting mechanical work without a license.
A Bakersfield man was ordered Monday to serve a year in prison for cashing more than $420,000 in checks he didn't claim on his federal tax returns.
A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to possession of 6 pounds of methamphetamine, 8 pounds of cocaine and $1,510.
A woman who planned to rob a bank Saturday lost her nerve and fled without any money after she was approached by bank employees.
A stabbing early Monday near downtown left one man wounded and police searching for four Hispanic suspects believed involved in the assault.
Patrons of Shogun Palace received an order of teppanyaki terror Saturday evening when a car crashed through the south wall of the California Avenue restaurant.
Police continue to search for the person responsible for shooting a man in south Bakersfield on Monday and are asking for the community's help.
A 51-year-old inmate who died April 19 was determined to have died from "coronary artery atherosclerosis" and the manner of death was natural.
A motorist killed Sunday when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a light pole on Highway 99 has been identified as 45-year-old Westminster resident Minh Pham.