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- 02/19/15--17:13: Police seek truck used in Memorial Hospital theft
- 02/20/15--10:58: County supervisors consider banning more fireworks
- 02/20/15--12:18: CHP in Mojave looking for senior volunteers
- 02/20/15--12:31: Showtimes for opening day of 'McFarland, USA '
- 02/20/15--13:10: KCSO on scene now of a body found near Lamont
- 02/20/15--13:35: BPD looking for Target store robbery suspect
- 02/20/15--14:03: Discount vouchers available to spay/ neuter your pet
- 02/20/15--14:10: Pets of the week for February 20, 2015
- 02/20/15--14:28: Obama looks to avoid halt on immigration plans
- 02/20/15--14:53: Jury deliberating in 'retrospective competency hearing'
- 02/20/15--16:13: Jury finds convicted murderer competent; will return to death row
- 02/21/15--17:47: Man found dead in orchard now identified
- 02/21/15--17:58: Hit and run victim dies of injuries
- 02/21/15--18:20: Hockey game benefits local charities
- 02/21/15--18:20: Team Firestopper come to Wasco
- 02/22/15--17:26: Read Across Bakersfield
- 02/22/15--17:41: Early morning crash leaves one man in the hospital
- 02/22/15--17:50: Clubs look to promote pit bull image
- 02/22/15--17:56: Local church celebrates Black History Month
Cops say the unidentified woman walked into the Walmart on Rosedale removed the victim's car keys from the victim's jacket pocket.
The suspect then exited store and stole the victims car, according to police.
They say the victim's jacket had been set aside while she was working.
The stolen car has already been recovered.
The suspect is described as a: white female adult, heavy build, short hair, wearing a white t-shirt and blue shorts.
The suspect was in the company of another subject who was occupying a: 2000 white Nissan Titan, 4-door pickup.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective James Jones at (661) 326-3567 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
According to police, a white male driving the pickup went into a fenced area at the hospital hooked up a trailer with a commercial pressure washer on the back and took off.
The suspect vehicle, described as an: early 2000’s Chevrolet Z71 pickup.
The suspect is described as a: white male, 45-50, 5’8”-10”, thin build.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Eric
Littlefield at (661) 326-3813 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
KCSO detectives are on scene of a body found in an orange orchard near the intersection of Muller and Vineland, north of Lamont.
More information to come when available.
Christopher Lightsey had been found guilty for the murder of cancer patient William Compton, 76, and had been sent to death row. The State Supreme Court however ruled three years ago that a Kern County judge had violated state law by allowing the defendant to represent himself during a competency hearing and no attorney had been appointed.
Since the jury found Lightsey was competent Friday, he will return to death row. If the jury had found him incompetent, a new trial would have been scheduled.
Lightsey was infamous for his courtroom outbursts during the three-month trial.
Organizers say they want to empower the community to be prepared for any emergency. People of all ages participated in the Firestopper seminar at the Wasco Veterans Hall. Event coordinator Amy Mayer said 41 families attended the event. "We wanted to reach out to this community because they are in need of the education as well as materials," said Mayer.
The families learned how to use a fire extinguisher, make an evacuation plan, maintain and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and also hands only CPR. "Once the residents attend all the stations they receive a free reusable grocery bag that has a fire extinguisher, smoke alarm, surge protector, free of charge, and we feed them lunch," said Mayer
Darren Lewis lives in Wasco with his wife and five children. He said he was thankful he attended the seminar. "The equipment they gave me was great but the knowledge they gave me, you can't even put a price on what they taught me, at all," said Lewis.
Kern County Fire Captain Tyler Townsend said If you missed out on the event it's not too late. He said, "For those who were not able to attend today they can find out more information from the red cross and you can visit your local fire station so you can be better prepared for any disaster or emergency."
Organizers said the American Red Cross can help install up to three smoke alarms in your home for free just call the Kern County office 324-6427.
The Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Association (BETA) put on the event for free to promote literacy in our community for the entire family. BETA President Michelle Johnson organized the event and says she is happy with the turnout. "We really want the community to know how much we care about their children and that we are doing thing for them outside of the classroom just to see all the children smiling and the parents happy truly makes our day" said Johnson.
This event was a community effort with seven different community sponsors and sixty volunteers. Ten-year-old, Kauri Calvin said she loves to read and had fun with her friends. "I jumped in the bounce houses, I got my face painted, I ate ice-cream," said Calvin
Brittany Porter is a mother and passionate about literacy. She says she is thankful for Read Across Bakersfield. "The better you can learn how to read the farther you can get in life," said Porter. Her daughter Breayah Porter says she enjoys to read with her mom and wants to be a writer after college. "When you pick a book out you don't know what your reading but when you open the book up there could be an amazing story inside," said Breayah, "I hope kids everywhere get to read a good book."
Brooklyn Moore is ten-years-old and is a Dr. Seuss fan. She shared advice to younger kids just starting to read. "They should start off with small books and then work their way up then they will learn new vocabulary and the words will get easier for them as they keep reading," said Moore.
If you couldn't attend today's event the 18th Annual Read 2 Children Day this Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and Wilson Library. For more information contact Michelle Johnson at 327-4567.