Articles Tagged With ‘Kern County’




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Police dig in Kern County for missing woman’s remains

In similar fashion to San Luis Obispo County’s Kristin Smart case, Long Beach police detectives have reopened a missing person cold case and have begun digging for remains. Investigators searched for human remains in Kern County last week but did... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay nurse killed in Kern County crash

A 63-year-old Morro Bay woman and longtime nurse at a local hospital was killed in a car crash near Bakersfield earlier this month. Deborah Doubledee had worked for 29 years as a nurse at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in... (Continue reading)

Erskine Fire grows to 35,711 acres

At least 150 homes have been destroyed and an additional 75 sustained damaged in the fast moving Erskine Fire in Kern County. By Saturday afternoon, the fire had grown to 35,711 acres, according to a recent incident report. Two people... (Continue reading)

SLO sheriff to expand gang task force

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors allocated more than $230,000 to add two deputies to the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force. Sheriff Ian Parkinson says gangs from Santa Maria, as well as Monterey and Kern counties, are moving into... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield inmate steals sheriff’s van, then crashes it

Seven inmates who were supposed to be heading to court from a Bakersfield jail Wednesday morning fled after one of them managed to commandeer a Kern County Sheriff’s van. But, the inmate crashed the van before driving off the jail... (Continue reading)

Missing Paso Robles man found in Kern County

California Highway Patrol officers located a missing Paso Robles man near Buttonwillow in Kern County on Friday evening. The family of Florencio Perez Rodriguez, reported the 78-year-old man missing on Friday afternoon. Rodriguez suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Rodriguez was last... (Continue reading)

Family of five dies in Bakersfield plane crash

Five members of a Northern California family died Saturday when their small plane crashed in an almond orchard near Bakersfield. Both parents, two daughters and a son died in the crash. [Mercury News] The family was flying from San Jose... (Continue reading)

Kern County leads the country in homicides by cops

Law enforcement officers in Kern County have killed more people per capita than in any other county in the United States this year. Kern County officers killed 13 people in 2015. [Guardian] By comparison, NYPD officers killed nine people across... (Continue reading)

Manhunt on for California deputy

Kern County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect on the run who also happens to be a Kern County sheriff’s deputy. The fleeing deputy escaped custody Tuesday night after his second arrest in the past week. [LA Times] On... (Continue reading)

7 men charged with trafficking cocaine

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed felony drug charges Friday against seven men for allegedly trafficking in cocaine, according to a press release. Officers arrested five of the suspects in Los Osos, Morro Bay, Paso Robles and... (Continue reading)



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