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May 1, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Update (May 1, 2013): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Incident Review Board convened to consider the use of force by the deputies in this case and determined the shooting was conducted within sheriff's office policy.

The original...
Apr 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Tehachapi woman was killed Friday afternoon when she was hit by a truck in Oildale.

The truck's driver made a turn at the intersection of Merle Haggard Drive and McCray Street and struck the woman...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
A Kern SWAT team helped deputies arrest a man who barricaded himself in the attic of his Oildale home early Sunday morning after he reportedly violently assaulted a man and threatened others, the sheriff's...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Wells Fargo branch on North Chester Avenue in Oildale was robbed Wednesday afternoon, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The man reportedly threatened that he had a weapon. The alleged bank...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Some Oildale shop owners are worried about what will open up in a now-closed medical marijuana dispensary. One merchant has heard it will house a so-called "sweepstakes cafe," and he thinks that would bring...
Apr 19, 2013 at 12:25 AM
SWAT officers were called, but Raines emerged from the house with the gun in hand and deputies fired on him before the SWAT team arrived, the sheriff's office said.
Apr 10, 2013 at 10:08 PM
The sheriff's office reports that eight people were arrested Wednesday as the Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted searches at two locations in the Oildale area.
Apr 10, 2013 at 10:08 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Sheriff's Office reports that eight people were arrested Wednesday as the Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted searches at two locations in the Oildale area.

The location on Hughes Avenue...
Apr 7, 2013 at 11:43 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The sheriff's office is looking into what caused a 7-month-old to stop breathing early Sunday morning at an Oildale residence.

At around 5:40 a.m., deputies were called out to the home on Meadow Lane...
Mar 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County coroner's office on Wednesday afternoon released the name of a man killed in a motorcycle crash.

Johnny Ray Lemen, 33, was killed Tuesday evening on Oildale Drive near Belle Avenue....
Mar 1, 2013 at 11:53 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County deputies who were dispatched Thursday to check on the welfare of a 68-year-old man discovered he's the suspect in an Oildale bank robbery.

The sheriff's department didn't say who initiated...
Feb 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A crash Wednesday afternoon between a pedestrian and vehicle left a man dead.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, which occurred around 3:40 p.m. at Manor Street and East Roberts Lane...
Feb 18, 2013 at 9:33 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A felon was found to have an inert hand grenade early Monday during a traffic stop in Oildale.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office said 27-year-old Jeryd Priddy was also arrested for possessing a...
Feb 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Standard middle and elementary schools in Oildale were locked down Friday morning after the Kern County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous 911 call of someone with a gun walking into a school...