Five people were arrested after a bicycle was stolen Sunday at San Diego Park in Lamont. The alleged robbers were armed with a gun and knives, and they yelled out the name of their gang during the execution of the crime, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Severe budget cuts by the state to Kern County's court system means longer waiting times and shuttered courthouse doors. The county is suffering from a $3.7 million deficit this year, and officials have had to make some drastic changes to make up for that gap.
Police gave more details Friday about a dog found rotting in the city's Animal Control truck. The dog was lost in the mix after Arvin Animal Control Officer Tim Garza was arrested and thrown in jail, where he remains in lieu of posting $320,000 bail.