The Bakersfield CHP headquarters was evacuated Thursday after what appeared to be a suspicious envelope was delivered to the office on Buck Owens Boulevard. The Bakersfield Police bomb squad was called in and rendered the package safe.
There’s new information about a homicide on Wednesday near West High School. Police say the man who was shot and killed at a home on McDonald Way was waving a gun when he started an argument with the occupants of the apartment. One of the residents allegedly shot the man. He died at the scene. The investigation is continuing.
Arson investigators are trying to figure out what started a suspicious vacant house fire near Forrest and H streets in central Bakersfield Wednesday night. Damages are estimated to be about $50,000. A firefighter suffered an ankle injury fighting the blaze. Another fire Wednesday evening at a vacant house near Monterey and Gage streets in east Bakersfield is also considered suspicious. It caused about $35,000 damage.
Thieves stole gardening tools and equipment used by the Boys and Girls Club of Bakersfield. Missing items included a rototiller, leaf blower, planting equipment and supplies. The total loss is over $1000.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny with areas of patchy late night and early morning dense fog. Highs will be in the mid-50s through the weekend.