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> Misc > News Releases

8/22/2014 10:50 AM
Subject:  Homicide Arrest
Details:  On September 9th, 2009 at about 2:12 am, Kern County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 5800 block of Panama Rd. in Lamont. When deputies arrived they located 50 year old Hector Leon suffering from several shotgun wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. During the course of the investigation detectives were able to determine that Leon and 20 year old Tadeo Saucido Rodriguez were involved in an argument. During the argument Rodriguez shot Leon and fled the area. Detectives were later able to develop information that Rodriguez had fled to Mexico after the shooting. In August 2014, detectives received information that Rodriguez had returned to the United States. On August 21st, 2014, Rodriguez was located in the Buttonwillow area and arrested for one count of first degree murder. He is being held without bail.

8/21/2014 3:18 PM
Subject:  Homicide Arrest
Details:  On March 13th, 2014, at about 3:49 pm, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing in the 900 block of South Union Ave. in southeast Bakersfield. When deputies arrived they located 31 year old Ivan Garcia suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. During the course of the investigation detectives were able to determine that Garcia and 35 year old Peter Moreno were involved in a physical altercation. During the altercation Moreno stabbed Garcia several times and fled the area. A warrant was issued for Moreno charging him with murder. Detectives were later able to develop information that Moreno fled to Mexico. With the assistance of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service (San Diego Fugitive Task Force), Moreno was located in Mexico and extradited back to the United States to face charges. He will be booked into the Kern County Jail.

8/21/2014 11:36 AM
Subject:  Suspects arrested during farm theft
Details:  Details: Over the past several weeks there has been an increase in thefts of farm equipment in the Lamont, California area. Detectives from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit placed a piece of farm equipment under electronic surveillance. On 08/19/2014, Rural Crime Detectives were notified the equipment had been stolen. The detectives located the farm equipment in the 8300 block of Fuller Drive in the Lamont area. During the investigation, Detectives found the stolen equipment and identified DONALD CHRISTY (54) and ANTHONY SIERRA (38) as the persons responsible for the theft. Both subjects live in the Lamont area. CHRISTY and SIERRA were arrested for PC 487(a), grand theft, and PC 182(a)(1), conspiracy. During the investigation, Detectives contacted GLEN JACKSON (57) of Lamont, in the 8300 block of Fuller Drive. JACKSON was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine and subsequently arrested for HS 11377(a), possession of controlled substance. CHRISTY, SIERRA, and JACKSON were booked into the Central Receiving Facility. Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit at 661-392-4365.

8/20/2014 10:26 AM
Subject:  Brothers arrested for possessing stolen property
Details:  Details: On August 8, 2014, employees of Sierra Recycling contacted the Kern County Sheriff's Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit regarding suspicious copper wire brought to the recycling center. Employees at Sierra Recycling reported BRIAN McDANIEL(30), of Bakersfield, was delivering large amounts of commercial/utility grade copper wire from his business B&E Electric. The business address was later determined to be a residence in Bakersfield. Sierra Recycling placed the 2,720 pounds of copper wire on a three day hold. Detectives from the Rural Crimes Investigation Unit responded to Sierra Recycling and found several feet of unused, large gauge copper wire. Detectives determined the property was stolen from a local oilfield company in the Taft area. On August 14, 2014, a search warrant was issued for the residence in the 800 block of S. Oleander Drive in Bakersfield. Detectives learned the address belonged to BRIAN McDANIEL’s brother, ERIC McDANIEL (30), of Bakersfield. Detectives located several pieces of copper wire insulation, consistent with the wire delivered to Sierra Recycling and seized additional spools of copper wire from ERIC McDANIEL's residence. Both BRIAN McDANIEL and ERIC McDANIEL were arrested and booked into the Central Receiving Facility for PC 496(a) possession of stolen property, PC496a(a) possession of stolen property by second hand dealer, PC182 conspiracy, and PC 460(b) burglary. Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Rural Crime Investigation Unit at 661-392-4365

8/19/2014 5:25 PM
Subject:  Armed Robbery at Rite Aid on Hwy 46, in Wasco
Details:  On August 19 at approximately 2:00 PM, deputies, from the Wasco Substation, responded to a report of a robbery at the Rite Aid on Hwy 46. While responding to the location, a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle was located at Hwy 46 and Griffth Ave. Deputies initiated a traffic on the vehicle and detained five people. During the course of the investigation, it was determined Tiesha Todd (23), Jerimiah Langston (22), Kiesha Moore (19), Shanice Morgan (21), and a 17 year old female entered the Rite Aid store and stole several items, concealing them in a baby carrier and large hand bags. As they were exiting the store they were confronted by store loss prevention. During the contact with loss prevention, at least one of the suspects pepper sprayed employees of Rite Aid and they fled in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of the stolen Rite Aid property, valued at approximately $800.00. Deputies also located three cans of pepper spray in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Tiesha Todd, Kiesha Moore, Shanice Morgan, and the 17 year old female were booked on Armed Robbery and Criminal Conspiracy felony charges. Jerimiah Langston was booked on Armed Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy, and Participating in a Criminal Street Gang felony charges. The juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall, the four others were booked into the Central Receiving Facility.

8/19/2014 10:59 AM
Subject:  Reward for Information
Details:  The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the murder of BNSF Railway employee Robert Limon, which occurred at 1528 Goodrick Dr. in Tehachapi on August 17th, between 5:00 pm and 6:46 pm. BNSF is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for Mr. Limon’s murder. The Sheriff’s Office is also releasing video surveillance captured in the area during the time Mr. Limon was killed. If anyone has information on this case or the video surveillance being released they are asked to call Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message. Copies of the video surveillance can be picked up in the lobby of Building A at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 1350 Norris Rd., in Bakersfield. For further information please call Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt at 661-303-4592.

8/18/2014 4:36 PM
Subject:  Reward for information
Details:  Details:On August 17th, 2014 at about 6:46 pm Kern County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a victim suffering trauma at an industrial complex at 1528 Goodrick Dr. in Tehachapi. The victim, 38 year old Robert Limon, was unconscious and displayed obvious signs of trauma to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Homicide detectives determined that Limon was an employee of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and had returned to a shop at the BNSF office after working in the field that day. He was last seen by co-workers at about 5:00 pm as he left the field to return to the shop. Evidence indicates Limon was assaulted by a suspect or suspects inside the shop shortly after arriving. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Randall Meyer at 661-391-7662 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.

8/18/2014 2:48 PM
Subject:  Taft Deputies arrest 23 year old Ford City man for kidnapping, false imprisonment, and criminal threats
Details:  On Sunday, 08/17/2014 at approximately 1:19 am Metro Bakersfield Deputies responded to Mercy Southwest Hospital to investigate a spousal battery that had occurred in the Ford City area of Taft. The suspect was identified as 23-year old WINBALDO VASQUEZ of Ford City. Deputies learned VASQUEZ had been drinking, became angry, and hit the victim after she tried to prevent him from leaving a residence in the Taft area. Deputies were not able to locate VASQUEZ at the time this report was made. Later that night, at approximately 11:45 pm Sunday, deputies responded to report of kidnapping that occurred in the Ford City area. Upon their arrival deputies learned that the victim from the earlier domestic violence incident had returned home to retrieve her personal items and clothing. While at the residence, VASQUEZ confronted the victim, dragged the victim out of the home, forced her into his vehicle, and drove away. VASQUEZ stopped his vehicle at one point, showed the victim a large machete, and threatened to kill the victim. The victim was able to escape from the vehicle and call for help. Deputies were able to locate VASQUEZ and arrested him for kidnapping, false imprisonment, and making criminal threats. VASQUEZ was transported and booked into the Taft City Jail. Additional charges of spousal battery will be sought against VASQUEZ for the incident that occurred earlier in the day.

8/18/2014 2:23 PM
Subject:  18 year old Ford City woman arrested for felony child abuse and battery with serious bodily injury
Details:  On 8/14/2014 deputies from the Taft Substation were dispatched to investigate a report of physical child abuse that had occurred in the Ford City area of Taft. Upon their arrival, deputies learned when a 2-year old male child and 3-year old female child returned home from a visitation with the children’s father and his fiancée, the children’s mother noticed bruising, scratches, and multiple bite marks on several locations on the 2-year old. The child was treated for his injuries at a Bakersfield area hospital. A Taft Substation Patrol Detective and Detectives from the Sheriff’s Sexual Assault and Investigations Unit conducted an extensive two-day investigation. At the conclusion of their investigation, detectives arrested the children’s father’s fiancée, 18-year old ASHLYNN WESTBROOK of Ford City for causing the injuries to the child. WESTBROOK was transported and booked into the Central Receiving Facility Jail on charges felony child abuse and battery with serious bodily injury.

8/18/2014 2:32 AM
Subject:  Homicide investigation
Details:  Details:On August 17, 2014, at about 6:46 PM deputies from the Tehachapi Sub-Station responded to a report of a man down at an industrial complex located in the 1500 Blockof Goodrick Drive. When deputies arrived they found an unconscious adult male inside one of the industrial buildings occupied by BNSF Railway Company. The victim was suffering from obvious trauma to his upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim is believed to be an employee of BNSF Railway Company. The case is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone with 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. Anonymous "text" tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the key word "KCSO" prior to the message.

8/17/2014 5:07 PM
Subject:  Two people arrested for stealing PG&E property
Details:  Details: On 07/23/2014 Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Detectives responded to a Pacific Gas and Electric substation facility, near Granite Road and Round Mountain Road, to investigate a theft of copper wire spools and a Honda generator. During the investigation, detectives obtained information that STEVEN STOUT (39), from Bakersfield, and DAWN RANJEL (46), from Bakersfield, were involved in several thefts of copper wire in the Kern County area. Detectives learned STOUT and RANJEL would store the copper wire inside a storage unit located in the 3000 block of Unicorn Rd. in Bakersfield. On 08/01/2014 a search warrant was issued for the search of the storage unit. During the service of the search warrant, detectives located a Honda generator and a spool of copper wire. The Honda generator and the copper wire were identified by PG&E employees as stolen from the facility on Granite Road. On 08/12/2014, arrest warrants were issued for STEVEN STOUT and DAWN RANJEL. STOUT and RANJEL were later arrested and booked into the Central Receiving Facility for PC 460(b), burglary, PC 487(a), grand theft, PC 496(a), possession of stolen property, PC 594(b)(1), vandalism, and PC 182(a)(1), conspiracy. Anyone with information regarding this investigation, should contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit at 661-392-4365.

8/17/2014 8:01 AM
Subject:  Homicide in Oildale
Details:  Details:On 8/16/14 at 1101 PM, deputies were dispatched to the south alley in the 700 block of Woodrow Avenue for the victim of a shooting. Deputies located a white male suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim was transported to KMC where he died. Homicide detectives responded and began an investigation. The 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.

8/17/2014 8:01 AM
Subject:  Homicide in Buttonwillow
Details:  Details: On 8/16/14 at 1153 PM, North area deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of West 2nd St. in Buttonwillow for the victim of a shooting. Deputies arrived and located a Hispanic male suffering from multiple shotgun wounds. The victim was airlifted to KMC where he died. Homicide detectives responded and initiated an investigation. The 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.

8/15/2014 7:59 PM
Subject:  Officer Involved Shooting Review
Details:  On Friday August 15th, 2014, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Incident Review Board convened to consider the use of force by Sr. Deputy David Stephens, Deputy Dwayne Perkins, and Deputy Rodney Jones in relation to an officer involved shooting that occurred on August 3rd, 2014 in Bakersfield. The Review Board consisted of Chief Deputy Brian Wheeler, Chief Deputy Shelly Castaneda, and Chief Deputy Kevin Zimmermann. After a review of all the facts in this case, the Incident Review Board determined that the use of force by Sr. Deputy Stephens, Deputy Perkins, and Deputy Jones was within Sheriff’s Office policy.

8/15/2014 3:56 PM
Subject:  Rural Crime Detectives arrested man for stealing farm equipment.
Details:  Details: Over the past several weeks there has been an increase in thefts of farm equipment in the Lamont, California area. Detectives from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit placed a piece of farm equipment under electronic surveillance. On 08/13/2014, Rural Crime Detectives were notified the equipment had been stolen. The detectives located the farm equipment at 7916 Middleton Lane in Lamont. During the investigation, Detectives found the stolen equipment and identified Cesar Macias (37), of Lamont, as the person responsible for stealing the farm equipment. Macias was arrested for PC 487(a), Grand theft, and PC 496(a), Possession of stolen property. Macias was booked into the Central Receiving Facility. Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit at 661-392-4365. Contact: Robert Winn Phone: 661-392-4365

8/15/2014 9:00 AM
Subject:  Motorist shot while driving on Hignway 14 in Rosamond
Details:  Details: Yesterday, August 14th at approximately 1340 hours two adult male occupants were driving southbound on Highway 14 near Dawn Rd. in the town of Rosamond. As they approached Dawn Rd., they passed and overtook a full size SUV described as a gold color Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon. As they passed the slower moving SUV it sped up and began pacing the victim’s vehicle. It was at this time that the driver’s window of the SUV rolled down. A person in the SUV exhibited a shotgun and began firing at the victim’s vehicle. 4 rounds from what is believed to be a 12 gauge shotgun hit the victim’s vehicle causing significant damage to the vehicle. The passenger in the vehicle, age 48, was struck by at least two rounds from the shotgun. The driver and victim pulled to the side of the roadway just North of Rosamond Blvd and called for help. The SUV sped from the scene southbound on Highway 14 and was not located. The shooting victim received major injuries and was transported by ambulance to Antelope Valley Hospital and is listed in stable condition. Currently there is no motive for the shooting and there is no suspect information. The suspects remain at large. The investigation into the shooting is active and ongoing; Kern County Sheriff case number SR14-21417. 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.

8/14/2014 1:33 PM
Subject:  Deputy John Swearengin Case
Details:  Kern County Sheriff Donny Younblood will be available this afternoon at 2:30 pm at Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 1350 Norris Rd., to address the Deputy John Swearengin case. Members of the media can meet Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt in the lobby of Building A no later than 2:30. For questions please call 661-303-4592.

8/14/2014 8:14 AM
Subject:  Kern County Sheriff’s Office Back to School Safety Tips
Details:  The new school year is right around the corner, and the adjustment to returning to school may take a few weeks. Returning to school can be fun and exciting, with every day bringing new experiences, but it can also be difficult for some children. Kids today are faced with far more than learning new material. Interacting with teachers and other students, bullying, peer pressure and school violence are just a few of the challenges children face. You can help prepare your children for the experiences they will face at school each day and help create a safer school environment. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office would like to provide the following tips for advice on how to protect your children, and how to teach them to protect themselves. Getting to School: Give yourself plenty of time as you and your children adjust to the new school schedule. Map out a safe way for your children to walk to school or to the bus stop. Work with other parents in the neighborhood to ensure that children in the neighborhood are supervised closely to and from school. Work with your neighbors and your child on identifying “safe houses”, or homes of neighbors who your child is familiar with if your child is scared or needs help on the way to/ from school. Point out places they should avoid, such as vacant lots, alleyways, and construction areas. Encourage your children to use the “buddy system”. Teach your children to never speak to strangers, or go anywhere with a stranger, and let them know its okay to report if a stranger tries to approach them. Teach your children to always be aware of their surroundings. Be aware of slow moving vehicles or parked vehicles that appear to be occupied. Choose a different route or walk on the opposite side of the street. Children need to pay attention to traffic signals and use crosswalks with a crossing guard if available. Bus Safety: Make sure your children arrive at least five minutes early for the bus. Make sure your children know to stand on the sidewalk while waiting for the bus. Teach your children to make sure the bus driver can see them before walking in front of the bus, and to never walk behind a bus. Be aware that bullying often happens on the bus. Ask your children about their bus rides, who they sit with, and what goes on in the bus. Encourage them to report any bullying behavior. After School: Have your children check in with an adult as soon as they get home. Show them how to properly lock all doors and windows. Make sure they know to never open a door to a stranger. Establish a set of rules; who can come over, when homework must be done, and any chores they must do before you get home. Find a trusted neighbor who will allow your children to come over in case of an emergency. Establish strict rules regarding Internet usage. At School: Teach your children to resolve problems without fighting. Encourage your children to report bullying behavior, either as a victim or a witness. Ask school officials if Internet use is monitored closely. Ask school officials about the safety and emergency plans for the school, all schools are required to have one. Bullying: Listen to children and encourage them to talk about their day. Take all complaints about bullying seriously, if you don’t your child may not tell you next time. Watch for symptoms such as withdrawal, a drop in grades, or new friends. Notify the school immediately if you think your child is being bullied, and make sure the school investigates and takes action. Praise your children when they are kind to others. Teach children self- protection skills; how to walk and talk confidently, stay alert to their surroundings, and to stand up for themselves verbally. If you would like further information on school safety, or are interested in other crime prevention topics, please contact Crime Prevention Specialist Ashley Glover at 661-391-7559 or by email at glovera@kernsheriff.com

8/13/2014 4:47 PM
Subject:  Burglary Investigation and Arrests
Details:  On August 11, 2014 at about 1:30 pm, Kern County Sheriff’s deputies from the Kern Valley Substation responded to the area of Erskine Creek Rd. and Edna Street for a report of an abandoned all-terrain vehicle. When deputies arrived they located the vehicle and determined that it belonged to the Sheriff’s Office Kern Valley Search and Rescue Team. Further investigation determined a property and building belonging to the Kern Valley Search and Rescue Team had been entered and numerous items had been stolen, including a motorcycle, three all-terrain vehicles, generators, winches, a flat-screen television, numerous pieces of rescue and medical equipment, and several hand-held GPS devices. The stolen motorcycle was recovered nearby, and the abandoned all-terrain vehicle was one of the three stolen. On August 12, at about 2:50 am, a deputy assigned to the Kern Valley substation stopped a vehicle in the 2700 block of Irwin Ave. being driven by 24 year old James Jesse Peale of Lake Isabella. During the stop deputies searched the vehicle and located possible burglary tools and stolen property, along with a small amount of suspected methamphetamine. Peale was arrested for transportation and possession of methamphetamine, possession of burglary tools, and driving on a suspended license. Later that morning on August 12, deputies responded to Peale’s apartment in the 2900 block of Claire Street in Lake Isabella and located one of the stolen all-terrain vehicles along with other property stolen from the Search and Rescue building. Deputies obtained a search warrant for Peale’s apartment and recovered numerous items which had been stolen during the burglary. Deputies also located 19 year old Kody Brooks inside the apartment. Brooks was suffering from injuries he had received in a recent all-terrain vehicle accident and was transported to a hospital for treatment. During the investigation deputies developed information that another suspect, 33 year old Daniel Mitchener, was also possibly involved in the burglary and theft of Search and Rescue property. Deputies contacted Mitchener at his home in the 2700 block of Commercial Ave. in Lake Isabella. During a search of Mitchener’s property the flat screen television taken during the burglary was located and recovered. As a result of the investigation deputies arrested Peale for additional charges including: four counts of auto theft, two counts of receiving stolen property, possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary, and conspiracy. His bail has been set at $125,000. Mitchener was arrested for burglary, conspiracy, and four counts of auto theft. His bail has been set at $60,000. Brooks was arrested for burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, four counts of auto theft, conspiracy, and possession of stolen property. Upon his release from the hospital he will be booked into the Kern County Jail. A 2006 red Honda ATV, Rancher 350 Model, License 6ZV32K, is still missing. The vehicle also has “Kern Valley Search and Rescue” decals affixed to it. The vehicle may have been wrecked in a remote area and abandoned. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information on this investigation they are asked to call the Kern Valley Substation at 760-549-2100, the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110, or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.

8/13/2014 3:13 PM
Subject:  Kern County Sheriff’s Office Promotes Victim Notification Program
Details:  The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce our participation in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Victim Notification Program. Homeland Security Investigations, and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, are committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims and witnesses are carefully observed. The Victim Notification Program allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. The program does require victims and witnesses to register with (HSI) in order to receive notification of a criminal alien’s release. To assist (HSI), the Sheriff’s Office has placed a hyper-link on the Sheriff’s Office website to allow Kern County residents easy access to sign up for the program. To access the (HSI) hyper-link, simply log onto the Sheriff’s Office website at www.kernsheriff.com and click on the hyper-link, www.ice.gov/victim-notification/ For further information, please contact Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt at 661-303-4592 or by email at pruittr@kernsheriff.com

8/13/2014 8:36 AM
Subject:  Promotion Ceremony
Details:  Sheriff Donny Youngblood is pleased to announce the following personnel will be recognized at a Promotion Ceremony to be held on Friday, August 15, at 10:00 a.m., in the Sheriff’s Auditorium at 1350 Norris Road, Bakersfield. In addition, presentation of the Dispatcher of the Year Award will be made. PROMOTIONS: Sergeant Raul Murillo Senior Deputy John Coleman Senior Deputy Steven Wright Detentions Sergeant Scott Harbour Detentions Sergeant Joshua Jennings Detentions Senior Deputy Gilbert German Detentions Senior Deputy Larry Johnson Detentions Senior Deputy Luis Madera Sheriff’s Program Specialist Rachele Bowman Sheriff’s Aide Katharine Lantz Sheriff’s Aide Tobi Pratt Sheriff’s Support Specialist Megan Quiapo DISPATCHER OF THE YEAR: Sheriff’s Senior Dispatcher Jessica Sanchez The media is welcome to attend. For the safety and enjoyment of the families attending, we request all media use the side aisles to set up equipment and refrain from using the middle aisle. For further information contact Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt at 661-303-4592 or by email at pruittr@kernsheriff.com

8/13/2014 4:15 AM
Subject:  Shooting investigation
Details:  Details:On August 13, 2014, at about 12:24 AM deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the 2100 block of South M Street. When deputies arrived they found an adult male lying in the street. The victim was suffering from at least one apparent gun shot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital were he is listed in critical condition. The suspects are being described as 2 to 4 white or Hispanic males occupying a white unknown make vehicle. The suspect vehicle was last seen fleeing south bound from the scene. Anyone with 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. Anonymous "text" tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the key word "KCSO" prior to the message.