Notorious Bakersfield

Recent Episodes

E56: 24 Years Of Hell

July 5, 2022

Glenda Crosley killed her husband Sam by running him down with her car. She claimed spousal abuse as justification for this crime. Victim of Domestic Violence? Visit this link: If you'd like to supp…

E55: Deadly Pizza Delivery

June 28, 2022

Tony Azevedo was murdered in 1996 while delivering pizzas for Pizzaville USA. This is his story. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit here to make a donation: https://www…

E54: Trial Of The Century

June 21, 2022

In 1961, Spade Cooley, a Country Music star, brutally murdered his wife in Willow Springs near Tehachapi. His murder trial in Bakersfield attracted enormous public interest. It was a media spectacle, the likes of which hadn'…

E53: Death Of A Businessman

June 14, 2022

Tom Dertinger called his wife Barbara on the afternoon of January 10, 1986. He told Barbara he was leaving his office to run some errands. Later that afternoon, Tom called his secretary to tell her he was at the apartment of…

E52: Murder On Rosewood Avenue

June 7, 2022

When Jimmy and Sharon kissed their mother Patricia Leard goodbye on their way out the door for school on September 5, 1978, that was the last time they ever kissed their mom. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfiel…

E51: Melee At Juvenile Court

May 31, 2022

On May 7, 1954, a domestic dispute turned deadly at the Kern County Juvenile Court building. Two people died and two others were wounded. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. V…

E50: The Mysterious Murder Of Jack Downing

May 24, 2022

Jack Downing's abandoned station wagon was found near the KERN Radio station on June 4, 1975. His body was found later that evening in a reservoir two miles away. His murder remain unsolved 47 years later. If you'd like to …

E49: Murdered Over $2.50

May 17, 2022

The California Relief Administration (SRA) was the precursor to what today we know as the Employment Development Department. In 1941, an SRA employee was murdered by a relief recipient. If you'd like to support the Notorious…

E48: Terror On Country Club Drive

May 10, 2022

Bill and Dorothy Gutierrez were having marital problems. The terror that took place in their Country Club Drive home on October 9, 1990, shocked the entire city of Bakersfield. Purchase the Friday The 13th Tour Here: https:/…

Update: Sergio Venegas

May 8, 2022

Here's an update regarding Episode 38: The Supermarket Rapist. Purchase the Notorious Bakersfield Friday The 13th audio tour here:

E46: Al Robins: The Snake Man

May 3, 2022

Al "The Snake Man" Robbins entertained Bakersfield area school children for nearly five decades. The magician used live snakes to captivate his audience's attention. This is his story. If you'd like to support the Notorious …

E46: Accident or Murder?

April 26, 2022

Glenda Jean Hough went missing April 1, 1984. Eight months later her car-with her body inside- was discovered submerged in a canal. Kern County officials ruled her death an accident. Glenda's family doesn't agree. If you'd l…

E45: Remembering Alicia Manning

April 19, 2022

Alicia Manning was only three weeks away from graduating from CSUB when she was brutally murdered. Notorious Bakersfield takes a look back at that tragedy that shocked the entire CSUB community. If you'd like to support the …