A burglary suspect was caught hiding under a desk on the second floor of a bank on California Avenue early Tuesday morning.
Norberto Lopez Jr., 35, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property, Bakersfield police said.
Officers responded at 2:04 a.m. to the Valley Republic Bank administration offices at 5000 California Ave. for a burglar alarm. Police found a smashed window on the second floor of the business, and then found Lopez under a desk.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.
A mail carrier who heard an alarm and saw two men run from a residence to a car was able to get a license plate number and description of the vehicle, information that helped police make an arrest.
FRESNO — Even as some of her loved ones came apart emotionally, the former office manager for the defunct Bakersfield real estate firm Crisp & Cole remained outwardly calm here in U.S. District Court as she listened to the jury's stunning verdict Tuesday.
Bakersfield police will conduct a checkpoint Saturday searching for drivers who are under the influence and those without valid driver's licenses.
Kern County sheriff's deputies found $14,761 cash and 3.15 ounces of suspected methamphetamine inside a Taft home Tuesday.
Any livestock in west Bakersfield can heave a sigh of relief.
A 47-year-old woman was left with stitches to the inside of her mouth, a possible concussion and bruising after a Saturday domestic fight, authorities said.
A 34-year-old Taft man was arrested Saturday after police said they found him in possession of 1.6 grams of methamphetamine and a hypodermic syringe.
The man accused of driving onto a center median, running through two red lights, jumping a curb and driving into a Shell gas station parking lot -- seriously hurting a woman -- while drunk was a former Bakersfield police officer.
Investigators solved a burglary allegedly hatched by a Carl's Jr. manager and a buddy in about as much time as it takes to serve a Western Bacon Thickburger.
A 29-yerar-old man suffered major head injuries Monday night after he was thrown from his quad after hitting a rock as he was riding in a field about 1/4 mile east of Cottonwood Road at the end of East Planz Road in south Bakersfield.
The number of gang-related homicides and shootings was down during the first three months of this year compared to the same time last year, although a recent spate of violence has erased much of that positive trend, a Bakersfield police official said Monday.
Bakersfield police warned residents Monday of a possible mountain lion sighting on Friday morning.