A 22-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly firing multiple shots at a Bakersfield police patrol car.
The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. as police were pursuing a stolen car near Haley and Eureka streets in east Bakersfield. As the officers tried to stop the vehicle the driver fled.
While police drove south on Haley Street using their lights and sirens, Walter Michael Kai Williams allegedly shouted at them as he walked north on Haley Street, according to a police news release.
He then allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired multiple rounds at the passing patrol car. None of the shots hit the car or surrounding people.
A nearby officer confronted Williams, who discarded the weapon and ran. Police quickly apprehended him and recovered the gun, which was reported stolen.
Several residences were evacuated after a woman found a grenade under a trailer in the driveway of her Oildale residence.
A McKittrick man was killed Saturday morning in a crash on Highway 58 about five miles west of Lokern Road.
Kern County sheriff's deputies from the Kern Valley substation served a search warrant at a home in Lake Isabella Thursday and found stolen property from a recent burglary plus firearms, authorities said.
Deputies found an elaborate indoor marijuana garden inside a mobile home Thursday morning in Rosamond and seized 330 marijuana plants.
The promotion of Lt. Diana Burnett was announced Thursday by the Shafter Police Department.
An Amtrak passenger whose suitcase was allegedly full of pot and cash never made it out of the Bakersfield station Tuesday, after a police service dog detected the drugs in his luggage.
The 3rd Annual Trout Fishing Derby will by held Saturday by the Bakersfield City Firefighters Relief Organization to raise money for several community nonprofits.
A Thursday morning fire caused $200,000 in damage to a vacant northwest Bakersfield home.
A local Internet cafe was a hub of activity for Kern County Sheriff's deputies Wednesday, after they responded to a fight and ended up arresting four people on suspicion of burglary and drug charges.
Kern County Sheriff's deputies made 15 arrests in Lake Isabella during an overnight operation focusing on downtown burglaries.
Investigators made several arrests in connection with drug sales Tuesday after receiving complaints about drug activity in two Bakersfield neighborhoods.
A man who pushed a pickup truck into the center divider of Interstate 5 south of the Lebec over-crossing ran from a California Highway Patrol officer and was struck first by a car, then a pickup in the southbound lanes of I-5.