146 episodes

Notorious Bakersfield is a podcast that steps back in time to look at some of Bakersfield's most notorious crimes, events, and characters that have impacted this Central California Valley community.

Notorious Bakersfield Robert Petersen

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 175 Ratings

Notorious Bakersfield is a podcast that steps back in time to look at some of Bakersfield's most notorious crimes, events, and characters that have impacted this Central California Valley community.

    Encore: Murder In The Oaks

    Encore: Murder In The Oaks

    This 1994 murder in the upscale neighborhood of The Oaks stunned and shocked the entire city of Bakersfield.
    Notorious Bakersfield: The Book is available for purchase!Order your copy here: https://a.co/d/3b1jj4F

    • 26 min
    E126: Hidden For Five Years

    E126: Hidden For Five Years

    When Kern County authorities began searching for a missing toddler in 1993, they were shocked to learn where it was. 
    Notorious Bakersfield: The Book is available for purchase!Order your copy here: https://a.co/d/3b1jj4F

    • 13 min
    Encore: The Kathleen Heisey Homicide

    Encore: The Kathleen Heisey Homicide

    This episode takes an in-depth look at the 1998 homicide of elementary school principal Kathleen Heisey. The case remains unsolved, leaving questions and speculations about the killer's identity.
    Notorious Bakersfield: The Book is available for purchase!Order your copy here: https://a.co/d/3b1jj4F

    • 42 min
    E125: The Slaying Of Officer Maxwell

    E125: The Slaying Of Officer Maxwell

    In 1994, CHP Officer Richard Maxwell was killed in the line of duty. This is that story
    Notorious Bakersfield: The Book is available for purchase!Order your copy here: https://a.co/d/3b1jj4F

    • 21 min
    E124: Rosedale Psycho

    E124: Rosedale Psycho

    In August 2002, a 20-year-old young man murdered his grandmother in the Rosedale home they shared. 

    Notorious Bakersfield: The Book is available for purchase!
    Order your copy here: https://a.co/d/3b1jj4F
    Notorious Bakersfield: The Book is available for purchase!Order your copy here: https://a.co/d/3b1jj4F

    • 19 min
    E123: The Southwest Arsonist

    E123: The Southwest Arsonist

    In the summer of 1989 a serial arsonist targeted homes in developments in Southwest Bakersfield.  The Oaks, Campus Park, Haggin Oaks, Silvercreek, and Seven Oaks were all neighborhoods the arsonist terrorized. 

    Notorious Bakersfield: The Book is available for purchase!
    Order your copy here: https://a.co/d/3b1jj4F
    Notorious Bakersfield: The Book is available for purchase!Order your copy here: https://a.co/d/3b1jj4F

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

Hickory Pete ,

Wonderful work

Great show , love hearing about my town, thank you Robert!

VA JAM ,

To be young and naive again.

Having been raised in Bakersfield, I think about how unaware I was such heinous events took place near areas I may have visited or even frequented in my youth. Love the podcast and bought the book. Thank you Robert.

Lita Sixx ,

Excellent

Detailed, interesting. Very well done

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