A Deputy is Cited for Infraction

BAKERSFIELD, California — A deputy is suspected of violating a penal code in the storage of guns that were recently stolen from his unmarked, department – assigned car.

Four guns were among the items stolen October 17. The car was assigned to an undercover deputy, and it was parked in front of the deputy’s home.

One of the guns made its way to a suspect who was shot last weekend by a Bakersfield police officer. Some of the other guns were recovered soon after the theft.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that its investigation into the theft has concluded, and the deputy is accused of not securing his firearms in accordance with the law.

He has been cited for an infraction.

Kern County DA Awarded an Exclusive Contribution for DUI Investigations

Bakersfield NewsBAKERSFIELD, California— The Kern County District Attorney’s Office has been awarded a $220,259 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to aid in the prosecution of drunken driving cases.

 

The DA said drunken drivers, especially those who cause death or injury, are predicted to face highly trained, specialized investigator thanks to the award.

 

A “vertical prosecution team” will handle cases from arrest to sentencing.

 

“This is a huge advantage, allowing them to provide the best services to victims and their families”, District Attorney Lisa Green said.

 

“This grant continues the highly successful partnership with OTS which provides us with the capability of handling highly complex DUI homicides and dangerous repeat offenders,” DA Lisa Green added.

 

Prosecution team members will get specialized training, including in the emerging problem area of drug-impaired driving.

 

In 2014, there were 39 deaths and 567 serious injuries because of DUI crashes in Kern County, according to the DA’s Office.

 

3 people from Bakersfield are killed in Las Vegas shooting, former Coalinga inhabitant is missing

3 people from Bakersfield were killed because of Las Vegas mass shooting; officials have already confirmed.

Those victims are Bailey Schweitzer, Victor Link and Jack Beaton. They all were long-time Kern County inhabitants.

Family members told that Beaton died when trying to protect his wife from shooting.

Kelsey Meadows a Fresno State graduate was also killed in the shooting. She graduated from Taft High School in 2007 and recently worked for the region as a substitute tutor.

Family members of the third victim Denise Cohen said she was at the festival with previous Coalinga resident Bo Taylor whose sons are in Las Vegas to see if their missing father is also among the victims.

Why Did Vice President Mike Pence Cancel His Visit to Bakersfield?

Vice President Mike Pence’s planned visit to Bakersfield has been postponed.

 

The Vice President was planned to be at a breakfast fundraiser which was hosted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarty and Bakersfield Congressman on Friday morning.

 

A spokeswoman for the campaign of Pence confirmed on Wednesday that the Vice President is going to survey the damage in Florida because of Hurricane Irma.

 

This week Pence has a schedule to participate in a number of fundraisers in CA.

3 Tons of Cheese Has Been Recalled in CA due to Contamination

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A possible bacterial contamination has become reason for a Miami company to recall 6,000 pounds of cheese from California.

 

As stated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the affeced cheese brand is Queso Duro Blando. This cheese is distributed by La Nica Products Inc., the cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

So, what is Listeria Monocytogenes?

 

It is an organism in which can cause serious and at times fatal infections especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and anyone else who has a weakened immune system. It sparks a danger to pregnant women,as it can cause miscarriages and still births. For all other healthy adults, it can arise flu like symptoms.

 

The expiration date of the cheese that has been effected is August 31, 2017. Also, the UPC code is 8 52304 74023 2 and 254 is the lot number. No illnesses has yet been reported and the Florida Department of Agriculture is conducting tests regarding the recall.

Within The Last Weeks The Third Bakersfield Man Dies In Tule River

Within the last handful of weeks a 22 year-old man has become the third person from Bakersfield to die in the Tule River in Tulare Country.

According to the Tulare Country Sheriff’s office, on Wednesday afternoon Jose Carlos Molina was in a popular swimming area called The Stairs, when he was swept away in extremely fast and dangerous currents.

Within minutes  deputies arrived, and Molina’s body was found and recovered that evening.

Last month two young women from Bakersfield, Alondra Orozco and Shreya Singh, both , were swept away.  Both of their bodies have since been recovered.

The Sheriff’s Office warns above average snow melt has created dangerous conditions, including extremely cold water and swift, very deceiving currents.

 

Big Rig Crash on Highway 58… 3,000 Gallons of Fuel Spilled

A big rig rollover has become a reason for all lanes of Highway 58 to close in both directions. The crash occurred about 11pm last night. A car and gas tanker crashed into each other near Tower Line Rd causing a spillage on the eastbound lanes of Highway 58.

About 3,000 gallons of fuel was spilled at the scene of the crash. Currently, Hazmat teams are working to clean up the spill. The clean up process according to California Highway Patrol is becoming a reason for the highway to be closed until the night of October 31st.

No injuries minor or major have been reported.

New Round Trip Train Ride Between Bakersfield And Oakland

A new, seventh round trip train ride between Bakersfield and Oakland going through Fresno is now available to the riders. Amtrak has expanded the service along the route for the first time in 14 years.

trainThe passengers now can get on a train to Oakland in the morning and go back south in the afternoon.

The goal of the expansion is to give the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley’s residents convenient scheduling options so they could use public transportation for work and leisure trips on a daily basis. Another daily round trip available will make commuting between areas faster, easier and less of a hassle.

Another reason to take public transportation is a promotion that will be available for a whole year offering five additional tickets half-price when you are buying a single ticket.

Bakersfield Is The 3rd Worst City For Car Thefts In The Nation

The new statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau demonstrate that Bakersfield is prone to car thefts. The city is the third in the nation when it comes to the number of stolen cars per capita.

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In 2015 6,000 cars were stolen in Bakersfield and that is approximately 680 car thefts per 100,000 people. It is the third highest in the country per capita. However, the report shows the improvement comparing to the previous years. In 2013 Bakersfield was the worst in the US for car thefts per capita with 725 thefts per 100,000 residents. In 2014 the city ranked the second with 595 per 100,000.

In 2015 Modesto became the worst city for car thefts with 756 per 100,000 followed by Albuquerque, NM with 733 per 100,000.

As for the most total car thefts in the nation, Los Angeles became number one with over 57,000 car thefts per 100,000 residents.

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