BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - As shoppers make their way down their holiday shopping list, the Kern County Auto Theft Taskforce wants to remind the public of another list to keep in mind.
Vehicle owners and drivers can prevent their cars from being broken into and getting gifts and other things stolen by following these safety tips:
Lock your vehicle and park it in a well-lit area
If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm, make sure it's activated
Use a theft deterrent such as a steering wheel club or brake pedal lock
Do not loan your vehicle to people you do not know well
Do not leave your vehicle running while unattended
Be aware of people who may be watching you when you leave your vehicle unattended
Reporting something anonymously can be done by sending a text message to BPD. Enter 274637 and text "BPDCRIMES" along with a message. This will be received by the police department.
The Kern County Coroner has identified the victim of a traffic fatality in Buttonwillow early Monday, October 15.
Three wildfires have been burning slowly over the past couple weeks in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest.
There was a fire in the park at Olive Park East in Northwest Bakersfield, Tuesday afternoon.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for assistance identifying a suspect wanted for carjacking.