Man Found Hiding in Crawl Space at Kern DHS

Employees at Kern Department of Human Services were sent home early Tuesday, after a second evacuation was called at their headquarters building off 100 East California Ave in Bakersfield.This happened because a man who wasn’t supposed to be there, was discovered in the building’s crawl space Tuesday morning. 27-year-old Steven Valdez was taken into custody. His discovery caused an evacuation of the building. The all-clear was given and employees returned, but worries that a second man was hiding caused another evacuation and employees were sent home. No second man was found. No one was hurt.