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Cold Cases 2000 - 2009

Ruby Lee Merriweather
HOMICIDE CASE # 2000-22743
VICTIM: Ruby Lee Merriweather      *** CASE SOLVED ***
OCCURRED: Sunday, June 18, 2000
On June 18, 2000, between the hours of 11 PM and 9:10 AM the victim -Ruby Lee Merriweather, 40 years old- was found murdered inside her home located at 521 Grace Street. Merriweather suffered multiple injuries and appears to have been targeted by the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2000-22989
VICTIM: 
Charles Edward Pennington
OCCURRED: Wednesday, June 21, 2000
On June 21, 2000, at approximately 4 AM, Charles Edward Pennington, 66 years old, was murdered by way of blunt force trauma and being intentionally run over by his own vehicle. This occurred in the 10 block of East 7th Street. The suspect, described as a black male, approximately 35 years, 5'10", 270 pounds, walked with a noticeable limp and used a cane. The suspect used the victim's 1979 Chrysler New Yorker, white in color, bearing CA 3TYT434 to run over the victim after beating him. The vehicle was later found abandoned and burned in the 800 block of Pacheco Road.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

Bradley St. Claire
HOMICIDE CASE # 2000-29372
VICTIM: Bradley St. Claire
OCCURRED: Monday, August 7, 2000
On August 7, 2000, officers were dispatched to 3401 Wible Road for an audible burglary alarm. The victim, identified as Bradley St. Claire, was located inside the office building and was bound with tape and was strangled to death. Two suspects were initially located and arrested; however it’s believed a third suspect was involved.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE #2000-29705
VICTIM: Francisco Lopez Jr.
OCCURRED: Thursday, August 10, 2000
On August 10, 2000, Francisco Lopez Jr., 22 years, was shot and killed while standing near his vehicle, a Chevrolet Blazer, in the 1100 block of Inyo Street. The potential suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20’s, 5’-7” gray t-shirt and a baseball cap.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

Carlton Mosley
HOMICIDE CASE # 2000-20635 
VICTIM: Carlton Mosley
OCCURRED: Sunday, September 3, 2000

On September 3, 2000, officers were dispatched to Mercy Hospital for a victim of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Mosley who sustained a gunshot wound to the head. It was determined Mosley was in a vehicle in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd when struck by gunfire.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.


HOMICIDE CASE # 2000-46692
VICTIM:
Catrina Pink
OCCURRED: Thursday, December 14, 2000
On December 14, 2000, Catrina Pink was found deceased in the 4600 block of McKee Road. Pink was last seen by a friend at the Tropicana Motel located at 1622 Union Avenue on 12-12-2000. Pink died from a stabbing. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Billie Bear
HOMICIDE CASE # 2001-1919
VICTIM: Billie Bear

OCCURRED: Friday, January 12, 2001
On Friday, January 12, 2001, at about 2300 hours, Bakersfield Police Officers responded to the 2700 block of "O" Street regarding a stabbing victim. Billie bear died as a result of her injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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HOMICIDE CASE # 2001-34608
VICTIM: Desmond Glinton

OCCURRED: August 28, 2001
On August 28, 2001, officers were dispatched to the 10 block of Northrup Street for a victim of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located Glinton down in the roadway who died as a result of a gunshot wound.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Javier Vasquez
HOMICIDE CASE # 2002-3871
VICTIM: Javier Cavario Vasquez

OCCURRED: Sunday, January 27, 2002
On January 27, 2002, Javier Calvario Vasquez, 31 years old, was unloading a pick-up truck at his home located at 1238 Virginia Avenue. He was approached by a person described as a black male adult, 20's, 5'-7", wearing a black beanie and black sweat-suit. Vasquez was shot to death by this potential suspect. Prior to his murder, Vasquez had been at the swap meet on South Union Avenue.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2003-15312
VICTIM: Lionell Thomas

OCCURRED: Friday, April 11, 2003
On April 11, 2003, Lionell Thomas was attending a party in the 900 block of Valhalla Drive when an unknown suspect opened fire on the group. Lionell Thomas was struck by the gunfire and later died from the injury.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Danny Brown
HOMICIDE CASE # 2003-28582
VICTIM: Danny Brown

OCCURRED: Sunday, July 6, 2003
On July 6, 2003, at approximately 10:30 PM, the victim, Danny Brown, was shot and killed while leaving the parking lot of the Regency Bowling Alley located in the 800 block of Real Road. The unknown suspect approached the victim's vehicle on foot and shot the victim while he was driving his vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2003-33179
VICTIM: Leroy Simpson

OCCURRED: August 25, 2003
On August 25, 2003, at approximately 10:04 AM, the victim, Leroy Simpson, was located in his room at the El Morocco Motel, 315 Golden State Avenue, deceased. The investigation revealed Leroy Simpson died from blunt force trauma. No suspect/s were identified during the initial investigation.
Anyone who may have information related to this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Renato Morales
HOMICIDE CASE # 2003-40971
VICTIM: Renato Machado Morales

OCCURRED: Saturday, September 20, 2003
On September 20, 2003, at approximately 10:45 AM, Renato Morales was located at Cardenas Produce, 1400 Sumner Street, deceased. The investigation revealed Renato Morales died as a result of multiple stab wounds. No suspect/s were identified during the initial investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2003-52435
VICTIM: Al Taylor

OCCURRED: Wednesday, November 12, 2003
On November 12, 2003, officers responded to the 1200 block of 40th Street for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Al Taylor, near the carport inside the apartment complex who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim died as a result of his injuries while at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Marcus Harlston
HOMICIDE CASE # 2004-1262
VICTIM: Marcus Harlston

OCCURRED: Friday, January 2, 2004
On January 2, 2004, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East 3rd Street for a victim of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located Harlston who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and later died as a result of his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2004-186122
VICTIM: Pamela Soria

OCCURRED: Thursday, September 23, 2004
On September 23, 2004, Gustavo Soria arrived at the residence of his estranged wife Pamela Soria in the 3700 block of Wyndham Way. Gustavo Soria shot and killed Pamela Soria. Gustavo Soria then responded to the residence of an acquaintance of Pamela Soria, shot and killed the acquaintance. Gustavo Soria may have fled to Mexico.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Brenton LeJander Jr.
HOMICIDE CASE # 2004-230134
VICTIM: Brenton LeJander Jr.

OCCURRED: Saturday, November 27, 2004
On November 27, 2004, at approximately 3:04 PM, Bakersfield Police responded to 39 Kincaid Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Brenton LeJander Jr. LeJander was transported to a local area hospital where he later died of his injuries. No suspect/s were identified during the initial investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.


HOMICIDE CASE # 2004-244151
VICTIM: Helen Sue Kimble
OCCURRED: Monday, December 20, 2004

On December 20, 2004, Kimble was located deceased in a trailer to the rear of 908 Casa Grande Street. It was determined that Kimble died of blunt force trauma.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

Joseph Carter
HOMICIDE CASE # 2005-141008 
VICTIM: Joseph Carter
OCCURRED: Friday, July 22, 2005
On Friday, July 22, 2005, at about 11:41 PM, Joseph Carter was standing on the sidewalk to the front of 1421 Murdock Street. A vehicle drove past Carter and an occupant of the vehicle shot Carter several times causing his death.  
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2005-183227
VICTIM: 
James Avery
OCCURRED: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
On September 20, 2005, at 9:30 AM, James Avery was with other subjects playing a dice game at "Roy's Market" located at 431 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd when several suspects approached the group on foot and fired several shots into the crowd of subjects striking five victims. James Avery was struck by the gunfire and later died. All suspects ran away on foot.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

Kevin Davis
HOMICIDE CASE # 2005-211766
VICTIM: Kevin Davis

OCCURRED: Friday, October 28, 2005
On October 28, 2005, at approximately 9:30 AM, the victims, Kevin Davis and Kenneth Casteel, were standing near the car wash located at 699 East Brundage Lane. An unknown suspect/s approached the victims and shot them. Kevin Davis died of his injuries at the scene and Kenneth Casteel was transported to an area hospital.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2005-238492
VICTIM: Glenn Hunter

OCCURRED: Sunday, December 4, 2005
On December 4, 2005, at about 7:36 PM, Bakersfield Police officers responded to the Payless Market, 827 8th Street, regarding a shooting. The victim, Glenn Hunter, was found in the parking lot and later died as a result of his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

Wendale Davis
HOMICIDE CASE # 2006-82151
VICTIM: Wendale Davis

OCCURRED: Sunday, April 23, 2006
Wendale Davis was shot at close range as he sat in the driver's seat of his vehicle in the 900 block of Bradshaw Street on April 23, 2006. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a dark colored Ford Thunderbird or similar vehicle. Wendale Davis's death was ruled a homicide by the Kern County Coroner's Office.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2006-159460
VICTIM: Robert Baldwin

OCCURRED: August 2, 2006
On August 2, 2006, at approximately 12 PM, officers from the Bakersfield Police Department responded to 7133 Drift Creek to assist the Bakersfield Fire Department with a structure fire. Further investigation revealed that the victim, Robert Baldwin, was in the residence and had been shot. Robert Baldwin died from his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Randy Doherty
HOMICIDE CASE # 2006-177925
VICTIM: Randall Doherty

OCCURRED: August 26, 2006
On August 26, 2006, at approximately 12:50 PM, officers from the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the 200 block of "V" Street in regards to a male subject not breathing in a commercial vehicle. Upon the arrival of officers they located the victim, Randall Doherty, who was deceased. It was determined that Randall Doherty had been shot.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2007-206670
VICTIM: Tyrin Cheadle

OCCURRED: Thursday, September 20, 2007
On September 20, 2007, at about 10:10 PM, Cheadle was shot multiple times while at 2601 Fremont Street #176. According to a witness, Cheadle was engaged in a struggle with an unidentified subject in the doorway of the apartment. Cheadle suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died from his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Antonio Stewart  HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-47716
VICTIM: Antonio Stewart

OCCURRED: Thursday, February 28, 2008
On February 28, 2008, at about 22:49 PM, Bakersfield Police officers were dispatched to the 2525 block of Tricia Court regarding the victim of a shooting. Officers located Antonio Stewart inside an apartment suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Stewart died as a result of his injuries. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-123734
VICTIM: Reanna Alderete

OCCURRED: Sunday, June 1, 2008
On June 1, 2008, officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of "O" Street for an unresponsive juvenile subject identified as Reanna Alderete. As the investigation continued, it was determined that Alderete was the victim of a homicide due to injuries she had sustained; however how the victim sustained her injuries is still under investigation.
Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-142969
VICTIM: Donte Delaney

OCCURRED: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
On June 25, 2008, officers responded to 2511 Bishop Drive in Bakersfield for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Donte Delaney, in the area who had an apparent gunshot wound.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Adam Maya
HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-179013
VICTIM: Adam Maya

OCCURRED: Thursday, August 7, 2008
On Thursday, August 7, 2008, at about 9:39 PM, Bakersfield Police Officers responded to the La Carouse Rouge restaurant/bar located at 4647 White Lane regarding a shooting. Adam Maya was located in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Adam Maya had arrived at La Carouse Rouge in a large white Ford F-250 truck. The murder of Adam Maya is believed to be gang related.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-204620
VICTIM: Efrain Lopez

OCCURRED: Sunday, September 7, 2008
On September 7, 2008, Efrain Lopez was found deceased inside of a vehicle that was found burned in the 6600 block of Krebs Road in Bakersfield, CA. He was found to be the victim of a homicide.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-226188
VICTIM: Moses Villegas

OCCURRED: Wednesday, October 1, 2008
On October 1, 2008, Moses Villegas and a female acquaintance were in the area of the 1800 block of Height Street spray painting a wall. The suspect confronted both Villegas and the female, and shot Villegas, killing him. The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
 Derrick Gibson HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-231279
VICTIM: Derrick Gibson

OCCURRED: Monday, October 6, 2008
On October 6, 2008, at about 11:40 PM, Bakersfield Police Department officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Hayes Street regarding the victim of a shooting. Officers located Derrick Gibson seated in a vehicle suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Gibson died as a result of his injuries. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.


HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-236203
VICTIM: Brenda Adkins

OCCURRED: Sunday, October 12, 2008
On October 12, 2008, officers were dispatched to the alleyway located in the 600 block of Kentucky Street for an unresponsive female subject. Officers located the victim, identified as Brenda Adkins, in the alleyway who had suffered injuries to her head. The cause of death was determined to be a homicide due to the nature of the injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Keshawn Black  HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-275617
VICTIM: Keshawn Black

OCCURRED: Sunday, November 30, 2008
On November 30, 2008, at about  12:08 AM, Bakersfield Police Department officers were dispatched to the 400 block of California Avenue regarding the victim of a shooting. Officers located Keshawn Black who was a passenger in a vehicle suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Black died as a result of his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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HOMICIDE CASE # 2008-294200
VICTIM: Luis Martinez

OCCURRED: Thursday, December 25, 2008
On Thursday, December 25, 2008, at about 1:47 AM, Bakersfield Police officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of Loyalton Avenue regarding a gunshot heard. Luis Martinez was found to the rear of the apartment complex suffering from a gunshot wound.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-5789
VICTIM: Curtis and Tina West

OCCURRED: Thursday, January 8, 2009
On Thursday, January 8, 2009, at about 7:33 PM, Bakersfield Police officers responded to the 1500 block of 4th Street near the "Day and Night Market," located at 355 Chester Avenue, regarding two shooting victims. Curtis and Tina West had been walking northbound from the 1500 block of 4th Street prior to the shooting. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
No photo available HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-11271
VICTIM: Victor Sterling

OCCURRED: Thursday, January 15, 2009
On Thursday, January 15, 2009, at about 7:00 PM, Bakersfield Police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of 8th Street regarding the victim of a shooting. Officers located Victor Sterling (17) suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Sterling died as a result of his injuries. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Terrance Haney  HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-11308
VICTIM: Terrance Haney

OCCURRED: Thursday, January 15, 2009
On January 15, 2009, at about 8:00 PM, Bakersfield Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Lacey Street regarding the victim of a shooting. Officers located Terrance Haney suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Haney died as a result of his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-58356
VICTIM: Norberto Gutierrez Jr.

OCCURRED: Saturday, March 14, 2009
On March 14, 2009, the body of Norberto Gutierrez Jr. was located inside his apartment located at 3504 Palm Street Apt #B. Gutierrez Jr. had received blunt force trauma to his head by an unknown suspect. His cause of death was ruled a homicide by the Kern County Coroner's Office. A green 4-door hatchback vehicle was seen parked to the front of the apartment the morning of the homicide.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Crystal Bird  HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-92528
VICTIM: Crystal Bird

OCCURRED: Saturday, April 25, 2009
On April 25, 2009, at about 12:21 AM, Bakersfield Police Department officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of San Dimas Street regarding two victims of a shooting. Officers located Crystal Bird who was a passenger in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. Bird died as a result of her injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
  HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-94884
VICTIM: Iva Lee Craig

OCCURRED: Monday, April 27, 2009
On April 27, 2009, at about 10:08 PM, Bakersfield Police Department officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of Horne Street regarding several victims of a shooting. Officers located Iva Craig suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Craig died as a result of her injuries. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Larry Allen Jr.
HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-116762
VICTIM: Larry Allen Jr.

OCCURRED: Sunday, May 24, 2009
On May 24, 2009, at approximately 3:48 AM, officers from the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the 4300 block of Wible Road in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Larry Allen Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound. Larry Allen Jr. was transported to Kern Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
  HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-150698
VICTIM: Samuelle Waddell

OCCURRED: Monday, July 6, 2009
On July 6, 2009, at about 9:00 PM, Bakersfield Police Department officers were dispatched to the 400 block of South Robinson Street regarding the victim of a shooting. Officers located Samuelle Waddell suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Waddell died as a result of his injuries. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Wayne West Jr.
HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-161127
VICTIM: Wayne West Jr.

OCCURRED: Sunday, July 19, 2009
On July 19, 2009, Wayne West Jr. was standing to the front of the market located at 347 South Owens Street when two suspects approached on foot. Both suspects opened fire striking West who was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-162034
VICTIM: Michael Deans Jr.

OCCURRED: Monday, July 20, 2009
On July 20, 2009, at approximately 11:06 PM, officers from the Bakersfield Police Department responded to 821 Bradshaw Street in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Michael Deans Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound. Michael Deans Jr. was transported to Kern Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Augie Senoran
HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-254868
VICTIM: Augie Senoran

OCCURRED: Saturday, November 21, 2009
On November 21, 2009, Senoran was found deceased inside of his home in the 1300 block of Eureka Street in Bakersfield, CA. He had trauma to his body and it was determined that he was the victim of a homicide.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
  HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-264822
VICTIM: Dennis Ray Allen

OCCURRED: Saturday, December 5, 2009
On December 5, 2009, at about 4:57 AM, Bakersfield Police officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Oscar Avenue regarding the victim of a shooting. Officers located Dennis Allen suffering from a gunshot wound. Allen died as a result of his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Matthew Romero
HOMICIDE CASE # 2009-275340
VICTIM: Matthew Romero

OCCURRED: Sunday, December 20, 2009
On December 20, 2009, Romero was found in the 5500 block of Monitor Street in Bakersfield, CA. He had trauma to his body and it was determined that he was the victim of a homicide.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.