Dulcich

Jakov Dulcich - 2018

The Kern County Secret Witness program has posted a reward of up to $30,000 dollars for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the murder of Jakov Dulcich.

On April 11, 2018, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the murder of 84-year-old Jakov Dulcich. Dulcich had been shot and killed by an occupant of another vehicle near Delano, California. The shooter was identified as 24-year-old Mariano Perez. Perez was ultimately arrested. Perez was tried for murder; however, the jury trial was declared a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

It is known that there were other persons involved in the murder of Dulcich and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661)861-3110 or the Secret Witness program at (661)322-4040.

BaileyDespot

Baylee Despot - 2018

Baylee’s family reported her to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office as a missing person in April 2018. Despite months of investigation, detectives have been unable to find Baylee. Nobody has been named as a suspect in this case, nor has anyone been arrested or criminally charged.

Baylee did not make it home for her twenty-first birthday, and her mother, aunt, and many family members are heartbroken by the continued lack of new information in the case. While the Kern County Sheriff’s Office is still looking into her disappearance, family and friends of Baylee have collected reward money in the hope that someone will come forward with information to tell us what happened to Baylee.

Secret Witness of Kern County is now offering a reward of up to $6,000 for the successful resolution of the case of Baylee Despot.

Baylee is described as a: Caucasian female, 21 years old, 5’07”, 110 pounds, with green eyes and brown shoulder-length hair.

If you have any information about Baylee Despot’s disappearance, please notify Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040. All information to Secret Witness is confidential. Secret Witness is also accepting donations to the reward fund for information in this case.

Kason Guyton

Kason Guyton - 2017

On February 23, 2017 at 7:46 p.m, officers with the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the 600 Block of California Avenue for a report of shots fired. Once on scene, officers located numerous spent shell casings in the roadway. A short time later, a second call was received from a Bakersfield Hospital, indicating two victims had arrived and both were suffering from gunshot wounds. Both juvenile victims, 5 and 7 years of age, had been inside a vehicle traveling in the 600 Block of California Avenue when an unknown suspect fired into the vehicle. The 5 year old victim, Kason Guyton, sustained major injuries and was pronounced deceased, while the 7 year old victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. The only description of the suspect vehicle is a:

Dark colored 4-door sedan

Investigators from the Bakersfield Police Department have also confirmed there was an eye witness that observed the homicide, and it’s believed the witness has information that would assist in identifying the suspects. This witness is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department immediately.

In addition to the $10,000.00 reward offered by Secret Witness of Kern County and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an additional $5,000.00 was donated by Tejon Ranch, and another $5,000.00 was donated by the community to American General Media and the Ralph Bailey Show. The current reward total is $20,000.00, for information leading to the arrest and filing of a complaint against the suspect(s) responsible for the death of Kason Guyton.

The Secret Witness of Kern County phone line operates 24 hours a day and secrecy is guaranteed to those who call.  Anyone with information is urged to call (661) 322-4040.

Matt Odom

Matt Odom - 2014

Matt Odom was murdered in his front yard in the 9400 block of Waterbury Court in Bakersfield in the morning hours of September 15, 2014. Matt was a father, brother, and caring son. No arrests have been made in this case. Kern Secret Witness is offering a reward of up to $10,000 in this case.

Carl Crawford KSW

Carl Crawford - 2014

Kern County Secret Witness is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and the filing of a complaint against the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of Carl Crawford.

On August 22, 2014, at 8:32 am, Bakersfield Police Officers were dispatched to the report of a homicide at a residence in the 2600 block of Hempstead Lane.

When officers arrived they discovered that an adult female, who identified herself as the girlfriend of a 60-year-old adult male who lives in the residence, found the man obviously deceased inside the residence this morning. Detectives responded to the scene and began an investigation into the man’s death. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111, or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

Bunting CHP

Attempted Murder of a CHP Officer - 2012

The Secret Witness Program is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in the following case being investigated by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

On May 6, 2012 a California Highway Patrol officer was shot twice by a passenger in an SUV that had flipped a U-turn to confront him as he stood on the side of the road in Bodfish using his radar gun.

Officer David Bunting was conducting radar checks about 10:45 p.m. Sunday on Highway 178 near Borel Road when a dark blue SUV sped past him.

The vehicle then made a U-turn, crossed the double-yellow lines and veered close to the officer. The officer turned on his headlights. A passenger in that SUV rolled down the window and fired several shots at the officer with a fully automatic gun. The officer returned fire before the SUV raced off eastbound toward Lake Isabella. Officer Bunting told investigators he believes he may have struck the shooter. Officials say the officer tried to chase them, but his patrol car had a flat tire.

The officer was struck in the hand and in the chest, but he was wearing a protective vest. He was treated for his injuries and released from Kern Medical Center.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue 2000s model SUV, like a Yukon, with large 24-inch chrome wheels, bullet holes on the left-hand side and a broken left rear window where the shooter was sitting.

The shooter is described as a Hispanic male, wearing a light colored tank top, possibly suffering gunshot wounds.

The driver is also described as a Hispanic male, last seen wearing a white cowboy hat and button up shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call (661) 322-4040.

Steven Alvidrez KSW

Steven Alvidrez - 2011

The Secret Witness Program is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in the following homicide case being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

Steven Alvidrez, 52, was killed on June 17, 2011, shortly before midnight when a hit-and-run driver slammed into the Harley-Davidson motorcycle he and his wife Ramona were driving.

Ramona Alvidrez suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Kern Medical Center after the motorcycle rolled over, throwing herself and her husband. Steven Alvidrez died at the scene. The crash happened on Highway 99 just south of Delano.

Witnesses described a suspect vehicle as a gold Chevy Cavalier.

Steven was the Chief of the Kern High School District Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call (661) 322-4040.

Bianca Jackson

Bianca Jackson - 2010

The Secret Witness Program is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in the following homicide case being investigated by the Bakersfield Police Department. On Thursday, October 21, 2010 Bianca Jackson was shot and killed as she was leaving a party at the California State University Bakersfield campus at 9001 Stockdale Highway. There were several subjects at this location; however suspect information has been extremely limited thus far. Anyone with information related to this investigation and the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to call detectives at (661) 326-3846 or the Secret Witness Tip Line at (661) 322-4040.

Bradley St. Clair

Bradley St. Clair - 2000

Bradley St. Clair was murdered during an attempted kidnap and robbery at his business in the 3400 block of Wible Road on August 7th, 2000. Two people have been arrested and sentenced for the murder, but police believe a third party was involved as well. Brad was a loving son, husband, and father. Rewards of up to $20,000 from Kern Secret Witness and the St. Clair family are offered in this case.