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Wanted Felon Shot During Standoff with Deputies Near Rosamond

ROSAMOND — A 33-year-old man was shot by deputies during a standoff on Tuesday afternoon in an area 10 miles northwest of the city of Rosamond in Kern County. Luis Macias was booked upon his release from the hospital on three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer, exhibiting a firearm at ...Full Article

Taft Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Meth

TAFT — A 47-year-old man was arrested last Wednesday after the search of his home in south Taft revealed an estimated $15,000 of suspected methamphetamine packaged for sale. Brian ...Full Article

Wasco Mother Arrested for Locking Child in Car

WASCO — A 33-year-old Wasco mother was arrested on Thursday after leaving her toddler unattended in a locked car for around two hours. Paula Curiel was booked into the ...Full Article

Three Arrested in Taft Probation Search

TAFT — Three people, including a wanted fugitive, were arrested during a routine probation search last Friday in the city of Taft, west of Bakersfield in Kern County. Ioelu Laulusa, ...Full Article

Deputy Arrested for Bringing Drugs into a Kern County Jail

BAKERSFIELD — A veteran Kern County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested last week on suspicion of bringing methamphetamine into a Kern County jail facility. Deputy Anthony Cercone, who had been with ...Full Article

Taft Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft and Forgery

TAFT — A 28-year-old man was arrested earlier this week after buying car with a forged money order. Kenneth Dodds of Taft was booked into the Kern County Jail ...Full Article

Two Arrested in Multi-City Drug Bust, Kingpin Still Being Sought

DELANO — Two men were arrested in what police are calling a major bust of a large scale drug trafficking organization that was transporting hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine ...Full Article

Bakersfield Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico

The suspect wanted in connection with a May 2013 shooting that left two dead and two others seriously wounded was arrested in Mexico on Saturday. Julio Jesus Romero, 23, was transported ...Full Article

Tip Helps Catch Suspect in Bakersfield Police Officer’s Fatal Crash

BAKERSFIELD — It didn’t take long to catch the suspect who police believe was involved in a hit and run accident that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Bakersfield ...Full Article

SWAT Standoff Ends Peaceably with One in Custody

BAKERSFIELD — A 43-year-old Bakersfield resident was arrested on Friday afternoon following a brief standoff with police and the SWAT team. Johnny Stephens was booked into the Kern County Jail ...Full Article
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