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> Misc > News Releases

4/1/2015 4:30 PM
Subject:  Sexual Assault Arrest in Lamont
Details:  Details: On March 30, 2015, Michael Corral (24) of Arvin, used a Facebook account to communicate with two 14 year old females. The Facebook account Corral used belonged to a friend of the two females. Corral eventually lured both female juveniles to the Valley Plaza Mall, where he picked them up in his vehicle. He drove the juveniles to a remote area near Lamont, purchased alcohol, and consumed it with them. During the incident, Corral threatened the females with a knife and sexually assaulted them. The females were eventually able to flee from Corral and call law enforcement. On March 31, 2015, Corral turned himself into the Arvin Police Department. Deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office responded to take custody of Corral. Corral was booked into the Central Receiving Facility for two counts each of the following charges: P.C. 261(a)(2) Rape by force or fear, P.C. 245(a)(1) Assault with a deadly weapon, and P.C. 417(a)(1) Exhibit a deadly weapon other than a firearm.

3/29/2015 11:31 AM
Subject:  Sheriff's homicide detectives investigate the death of a shooting victim in the 1200 block of Quincy street.
Details:  Details On Sunday March 29,2015 at about 4:10 a.m., metro patrol deputies responded to a report of gunshots in the 1200 block of Quincy street in east Bakersfield . Upon arrival , deputies discovered a 51 year old Hispanic male suffering from numerous gunshot wounds to his face and torso lying in a yard. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots and seeing a group of people fleeing the area on foot incident to the deputies' arrival. Sheriff's homicide detectives responded to the scene and conducted an investigation into the death. Numerous spent bullet casings and other evidence of shooting were found at the scene. It is unknown if the shooting is gang related. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of family. This investigation is ongoing. Anonymous "text" tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the key word "KCSO" prior to the message. Anyone having information on this incident is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

3/29/2015 10:31 AM
Subject:  Taft deputies arrest 30 year old Taft man for stabbing a 17 year old Ford City juvenile
Details:  On March 26, 2015 at about 1:50 pm, Taft Substation deputies responded to the Westside Urgent Care in the City of Taft on a report of a stabbing victim being treated there. Upon deputies’ arrival, they spoke to Taft Police Department Officers who were already on scene. Through investigation, deputies learned that a male, 17 year old Ford City resident was visiting at a residence in the 300 block of Pierce Street in Ford City. At the same time, 30 year old Taft resident ROBERT BRIGHT was passing by the residence on foot. The victim and BRIGHT began to argue. The pair then started fighting with each other. During the fight, BRIGHT fell to the ground, got up, and ran from the area. The victim walked back to the residence where he was visiting and told other subjects on scene that BRIGHT stabbed him in the upper, right side of his torso. The victim was taken to the Westside Urgent Care by his friends. Ultimately, Hall’s Ambulance personnel took the victim to the Kern Medical Center for treatment. There is no update on the victim’s condition at this time, but the stab wound was not believed to be life threatening. While still on scene at Westside Urgent Care, deputies received information that BRIGHT was being chased by a vehicle in the area of Lincoln and San Emidio Streets. The Sheriff’s helicopter happened to be in the area on an unrelated operation and responded to assist. The Sheriff’s helicopter was able to locate BRIGHT and followed BRIGHT to his residence in the 600 block of San Emidio Street. Taft deputies went to BRIGHT’s residence and were able to arrest him without incident. BRIGHT was booked into the Taft City Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

3/29/2015 2:24 AM
Subject:  Sheriff's homicide detectives investigate suspicious death in the 2200 block of Gage Street
Details:  Details: On March 28,2015 at about 10:15 p.m. a 39 year old Bakersfield man was found in the 2200 block of Gage Street suffering from injuries to his head and torso. Witnesses reported hearing a peace disturbance and vehicles fleeing the area after hearing a loud boom moments before finding the victim lying in the roadway. The victim was transported to Kern Medical Center where he died from his injuries. The death is being investigated as suspicious and the identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. Anonymous "text" tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the key word "KCSO" prior to the message. Anyone having information on this incident is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

3/28/2015 6:52 PM
Subject:  Lerdo inmate hospitalized after being assaulted at pretrial facility.
Details:  Details: On March 28,2015 at about 9:45 a.m. detention deputies found a 24 year old inmate suffering from head injuries as a result of allegedly being assaulted inside the Lerdo Pretrial facility. The inmate was transported to KMC and is currently listed as critical. Sheriff's detectives responded and conducted an investigation into the assault. That investigation is ongoing.

3/25/2015 10:10 AM
Subject:  Taft deputies arrest Ford City man for several felonies related to a domestic violence situation
Details:  On March 23, 2015 at about 7:50 pm, Taft substation deputies responded to a report of a domestic violence situation that just occurred in the 500-block of Harrison Street in Ford City. Deputies received information that the suspect was possibly armed with a firearm and/or a knife. Taft PD officers responded to assist deputies with establishing a perimeter around the residence. Through deputies’ investigation they learned that 36-year old Ford City resident GLENN REID hit a 32-year old Ford City woman during an argument, choked her, and drug her over 20 feet across a yard before physically throwing her inside a residence. Deputies received information the victim’s 1 year old child was present during parts of this incident, but was uninjured. The Sheriff’s helicopter responded to assist with the containment of the area. REID eventually gave up to deputies without struggle or incident. REID was booked into the Taft City Jail for kidnapping, spousal abuse, making criminal threats, false imprisonment, and child endangerment.

3/24/2015 4:05 PM
Subject:  Suspect arrested for possession of stolen farm and construction equipment
Details:  Details: On December 17, 2014, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit responded to the 1100 block of West Cecil Avenue, Delano, to assist Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Ag Unit in recovering stolen property from Tulare County. After the stolen property was recovered in front of the residence, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Unit obtained a search warrant for inside of the residence and the surrounding property. During the search, detectives located approximately $50,000.00 worth of stolen farm and construction equipment. During the investigation, seven (7) separate victims from Kern County, Tulare County, Kings County, and Fresno County, were identified as the owners of the stolen property. After the completion of the investigation, the case was submitted to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office requesting charges be filed against RAUL LOPEZ OROPEZA (47), of Delano, California. On March 23, 2015, an arrest warrant was issued for RAUL LOPEZ OROPEZA. He was arrested and booked into the Kern County jail for receiving stolen property and possession of stolen vehicle.

3/24/2015 2:31 PM
Subject:  Train Collides with Semi Truck at Manor St. and Norris Rd. in Oildale
Details:  On March 24th, 2015 at about 12:49 am Kern County Sheriff’ deputies responded to a report of a train colliding with a semi- truck near the intersection of Manor St. and Norris Rd. in Oildale. When deputies arrived they found a semi-truck which had been towing an oil tanker lying on its side. The driver of the semi-truck was pinned inside the cab of the truck. Kern County fire personnel were able to extract the driver who was transported to Kern Medical Center where he was treated for minor to moderate injuries. A conductor who had been on the train at the time of the collision sustained a minor injury and did not require medical aid. Deputies were able to determine that the semi-truck hauling the oil tanker was northbound on an access road just east of Manor St. near the intersection of Norris Rd. As the truck drove across railroad tracks the train began backing up west toward Manor St. and struck the semi-truck and oil tanker as it crossed the railroad tracks. The collision occurred on private property. The oil tanker was empty at the time of the collision, however a small amount of crude oil residue spilled from the tanker. Kern County Environmental Health personnel responded and coordinated the cleanup of the oil.

3/22/2015 10:31 PM
Subject:  Shooting In East Bakersfield
Details:  Details:On 3/22/15 at 3:27 pm, Deputies were dispatched to a victim of a shooting in the 1600 block of Virginia Street. Deputies located the victim at Kern Medical Center. The victim had walk across the street with relatives to the hospital. The victim was identified as William Hoard , age 18. Hoard had a gunshot wound that was non-life threatening. Deputies were advised the two suspects were black male adults. Two vehicles were seen leaving the area. The vehicles were described as a pink and grey sedan and a black sedan. This investigation is ongoing. Anonymous "text" tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the key word "KCSO" prior to the message. Anyone having information on this incident is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.