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Cops Bust Up Illegal Marijuana Grow in Lamont

LAMONT — An investigation into a small marijuana growing operation in southeast Kern County ends with one man behind bars. Antonio Cruz, 39, was booked into the Kern County Jail for illegal cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, from the Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team (KNET) went to Cruz’s home in ...Full Article

Major Drug Bust in South Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD — Two Cathedral City residents are sitting in a Kern County Jail cell after being busted on Wednesday with large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine. Refugio Mercado, 34, ...Full Article

East Bakersfield Burglary Suspects are Arrested; One Still at Large

BAKERSFIELD — A 21-year-old woman and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested on Wednesday night for a burglary that put five schools on lockdown earlier in morning in East Bakersfield. Melanie ...Full Article

Bakersfield Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of Minor

BAKERSFIELD — A 29-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested on Saturday for performing sexual acts with a minor. Kenneth Garvin was booked into the Kern County Jail on charges of ...Full Article

One Suspect Arrested in Recycling Bin Death

BAKERSFIELD – A man accused of killing another man and dumping his body in a recycling bin in south Bakersfield was arrested last Friday morning. Peter Garcia Jr., 50, was ...Full Article

Suspected Meth Dealer Arrested in Tehachapi

TEHACHAPI — A man suspected of dealing methamphetamine in the small mountain community of Tehachapi, in eastern Kern County, was arrested last Thursday afternoon. Edward Hughes Sr., 48, was ...Full Article

Bakersfield Purse Snatcher Arrested

BAKERSFIELD — A Bakersfield purse snatcher is behind bars after being arrested by police last Friday morning. Gerald Anthony Davis, 33-years-old of Bakersfield, was booked into the Kern County Jail ...Full Article

Three Arrested in Shafter for Selling Meth

SHAFTER — Three suspects who were allegedly selling meth in the Shafter area, were arrested on Wednesday. Joseph Gudino, 21, of Bakersfield, along with Shafter residents, 28-year-old George Ramirez ...Full Article

Fourth Suspect Arrested in Silver Dollar Homicide

BAKERSFIELD — A step-father accused of conspiring to murder his adopted son earlier this year, was arrested on Wednesday. George Dean was booked into the Kern County Jail on ...Full Article

Neighbor’s Tip Leads to Arrest of Five Burglary Suspects

BAKERSFIELD — Four adults and a juvenile are behind bars for burglary, thanks to an observant neighbor who was able to identify them. Duvoani Jackson, 18, 18-year-old Rajer Church, ...Full Article
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