Deputies Investigate Robbery In Oildale

Deputies arrested a suspect after he reportedly entered a home in Oildale and beat a victim with a hammer Sunday morning.

On Nov. 25, at 2:10 a.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Deputies received a report of a man beating people with a hammer in a house on Lincoln Ave. in Oildale.

Deputies said they arrived and found the suspect, 20-year-old Bobby Joe Smith III, being held down by the victims at the house.

Officials said that residents reported that Smith came inside their home wearing a mask and gloves and de