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Suspected Arrested in Two-Year-Old Taft Rape Case

TAFT — A 54-year-old Bakersfield man is finally behind bars, two years after allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman in Taft. German Tapia was booked into the Kern County Jail for rape by using force or fear and for false imprisonment. His bail has been set at $400,000. According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Tapia lured the victim into ...Full Article

Bakersfield Man Arrested for Breaking Into Homes, Kissing Juvenile

BAKERSFIELD — A 53-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested in Thursday, for entering an several east Bakersfield homes, and at one, kissing a 15-year-old girl. Calvin Cartwright was booked into ...Full Article

Accused of Torching His Wife, Target of Manhunt Arrested

Ventura County – What began on January 5th as a horrific incident, the result of an apparently extreme and violent domestic dispute in which three young children reportedly witnessed their ...Full Article

Ford City Man Arrested for Assault with Skateboard

TAFT — A 25-year-old Ford City man accused of assaulting another man with a skateboard was arrested on Thursday night. Eriq Cash was booked into the Kern County Jail ...Full Article

One in Custody, One Sought for Bakersfield Robberies

BAKERSFIELD — One of two suspects who robbed a pair victims in a gas station parking lot on Tuesday night in Bakersfield has been arrested. The other is being ...Full Article

Mother, Boyfriend Arrested for Kidnapping 2-year-old Daughter

OILDALE — A 33-year-old mother and her boyfriend were arrested on Thursday after kidnapping a two-year-old girl in Oildale on Tuesday morning. Monique Farias and 37-year-old Ricardo Arredondo were ...Full Article

Man Shoots at Deputy, Slits own Throat

BAKERSFIELD — A man who fired shots at a deputy and then slit his own throat on Wednesday night lies in a hospital bed facing charges of attempted murder ...Full Article

Lebec Man Arrested on New Year’s Eve for Setting Off Explosive Device

LEBEC — A Kern County man suspected of trying to detonate an illegal explosive device in a neighbors front yard on New Year’s Eve is in jail. Donald Corrigan was ...Full Article

Vehicle Thief Caught by Victim and Neighbors in Taft

TAFT — A 19-year-old car thief is behind bars after being chased down and caught by the man he tried to steal a car from on Saturday morning in ...Full Article

Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Bust in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD — A routine traffic stop last Friday led deputies to arrest a convicted felon, who is suspected of operating a major drug operation in east Bakersfield. Jose Flores, ...Full Article
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