Highway 395 Fatal collision claims Motorcyclist

Highway 395 Fatal collision claims Motorcyclist

Laura Austin Photo On Friday May 6, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers out of the Mojave area office were dispatched to a collision on Highway 395 just north of the Garlock Road turnoff. A 2008 Freightliner, driven by Nestor Camp, 24 of Wasco, CA, was . . . Read Full Story >>

Two locals help motorist escape from fiery vehicle

Two locals help motorist escape from fiery vehicle

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer On the evening of Monday April 25, emergency responders were alerted to reports of a vehicle accident that occurred under the Highway 395 overpass on N. Brown Road. California Highway Patrole (CHP), Kern County Fire Departments Stations 73 . . . Read Full Story >>

Rescuers recover boy lost in Kern River

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer The juvenile who was swept away in the Kern River Saturday April 2 was found Friday April 8 at approximately 12:30 p.m., about 200-300 yards downstream from where he fell in the Kern. KCSO Air Support Unit was . . . Read Full Story >>

Rescuers search Kern River for missing 9-year-old boy

Rescuers search Kern River for missing 9-year-old boy

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer The Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) was dispatched Saturday, April 2, at about 2:18 p.m. with information that a juvenile had been swept away into the Kern River around Keysville, an unincorporated community located about two miles west . . . Read Full Story >>

Local man murdered March 4

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer The man killed in Ridgecrest earlier this month has been identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office as Matthew Ian Petersen, 43, of Ridgecrest. His cause of death was listed as multiple injuries of the head. Initial reports . . . Read Full Story >>

Marijuana seized  13 arrests made

Marijuana seized 13 arrests made

Kern County Sheriff’s Office – On March 11, 2022, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, HIDTA Task Force and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife executed a search warrant for the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the desert area of Redrock Randsburg Road and Aciero . . . Read Full Story >>

Local man murdered last Friday

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer A blood-stained street was the scene of a brutal murder Friday March 4 when officers from the Ridgecrest Police Department (RPD) were dispatched at 8:55 p.m. to the 1500 block of S. Porter St. The call came in . . . Read Full Story >>

Minor injuries in head-on collision

Minor injuries in head-on collision

Laura Austin Photo: Thursday afternoon at about 2:55 p.m., Kern County Fire Department, Ridgecrest Police and Liberty Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a head-on collision on S. China Lake Blvd. Witnesses reported seeing a red Nissan Kicks driving northbound, north of W. Dolphin . . . Read Full Story >>

Apparent accidental discharge of firearm kills Inyokern woman

Apparent accidental discharge of firearm kills Inyokern woman

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer Monday evening at 7:48 PM emergency medical responders were dispatched via a 911 call to the 8800 block of Neal Ranch Road for a medical emergency. Kern County Fire Department engines 74 and 73, Liberty Ambulance and Kern . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest man killed in tragic accident

Ridgecrest man killed in tragic accident

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer At approximately 11:15 am Tuesday morning, January 25, the Ridgecrest Police Department, Kern County Fire Department and Liberty Ambulance were dispatched to Shamrock Salvage yard, for reports of an employee stuck beneath a vehicle. Upon arrival RPD officers . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest male victim of fatal shooting

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer On the morning of January 17, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Ridge Unit deputies of the Kern County Sheriff Office (KCSO), Kern County Fire Department and Liberty ambulance responded to the 4500 block of Drummond Avenue in Ridgecrest for . . . Read Full Story >>

Vehicles collide on SR - 178 East on Monday

Vehicles collide on SR - 178 East on Monday

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer On Monday, January 18, at approximately 6:10 AM, California Highway Patrol Mojave area officers and Kern County Fire Department Stations 73, 74 and 77 responded to a collision on State Route (SR) - 178, near Jacks Ranch Road. . . . Read Full Story >>

KCSO Inmate Visitation Suspended

Kern County Sheriff’s Office Effective January 15, 2022, all public inmate visitation at the Central Receiving Facility, Lerdo Pretrial Facility, and Lerdo Justice Facility will be temporarily suspended. This is in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases within our community and our need to . . . Read Full Story >>

Sheriff’s office requests public assistance

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office – remains committed to serving the community during this pandemic. We are asking for the public’s assistance in limiting unnecessary in-person contact and ensuring deputies are available to respond to in-progress and life-threatening calls for service. Reporting parties are asked . . . Read Full Story >>

KCFD knocks down garage fire

KCFD knocks down garage fire

Laura Austin Photo: A large column of smoke could be seen Monday morning as Ridgecrest Police Department and Kern County Fire Department engines 73, 74, 77, and 75 were dispatched at 8:17am to reports of a garage fire in the 500 block of Sahara Street . . . Read Full Story >>

Dirt biker perishes in accident

Dirt biker perishes in accident

Laura Austin Photo: Tragedy and loss strikes again on Brady Street when Gregory Robert Allen, 59, of Ridgecrest, was killed by being struck by a sports utility vehicle while he was riding his dirt bike. The incident took place at the intersection of Brady Street . . . Read Full Story >>

RC Man escapes death as truck crashes into his home

RC Man escapes death as truck crashes into his home

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer Ridgecrest Police Dept., Kern County Fire Dept., and Liberty Ambulance responded to an accident at 9:30 am Monday morning. The driver of a white Ford pickup was traveling east bound on West Ridgecrest Blvd. when he apparently lost . . . Read Full Story >>

RPD responds to collision

RPD responds to collision

Laura Austin Photo: Ridgecrest Police Department officers responded to a non-injury traffic collision at 3:pm Friday, December 3rd. Three juveniles occupying a blue Ford Fiesta were traveling North bound on N Norma St, when their vehicle struck a brick fence. The driver, allegedly traveling at . . . Read Full Story >>

Man arrested could face attempted murder charge

Man arrested could face attempted murder charge

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer A 63-year-old man was arrested after he fired at two teenagers who were throwing water balloons at his vehicle. The man was asleep in his pickup in Ridgecrest when the teens, aged 18 and 17, drove by and . . . Read Full Story >>

Second man killed in plane crash identified

Second man killed in plane crash identified

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer The identity of the second man killed in the fatal aircraft crash has now been identified by the National Transportation Safety Board/Federal Aviation Administration as 31 year old David Joseph Moynihan of San Diego. Kern County Sheriff and . . . Read Full Story >>