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.