TAFT, Calif. - On August 14, 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.
When they arrived, deputies learned that when a two-year-old boy and three-year-old girl 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 two-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.
After the 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 felony child abuse and battery with serious bodily injury charges.
Fatal crash on Cherry Ave. and 7th Standard Rd.
CHP officials received reports at around 12:40pm, Saturday of a fatal crash that happened on Cherry Ave. and 7th Standard Rd.
One arrested in Bolthouse Farms bomb threat
While conducting follow up investigation on a reported bomb threat at Bolthouse Farms, Detectives from the Kern County Sheriff's Office…
Wasco is the cheapest city to rent in CA
The cheapest city to rent a home in California is in Kern County. That's according to real estate website find-the-home.com.
Car crashes into SW Bksfd home, hits a gas line
A car crashed into a SW Bakersfield home during the early morning hours and ruptured a gas line.