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    DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday

    The Bakersfield Police Department is planning a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint in Bakersfield Saturday. Anyone who sees a suspected drunken driver is asked to call 911.

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    Bakersfield man accused of heroin distribution

    Investigators arrested a Bakersfield man Thursday on suspicion of distributing heroin. Efrain Becerra, 31, was in possession drugs when deputies stopped his vehicle, according to sheriff’s officials. A search warrant was then issued for a residence in the 9600 block of East Wilson Road, and

  • Suspect vehicle in possible luring attempt.

    Suspect wanted for possibly trying to lure juvenile into vehicle

    Police are looking for a man who “possibly” attempted to lure a 13-year-old girl into his vehicle in southwest Bakersfield. The man drove next to the girl at about 7:45 a.m. Jan. 15 in the 10000 block o Prairie Stone Place and asked if she wanted a ride, police said. He drove away when she refused.

  • Person of interest in sexual assault.

    Person of interest wanted for questioning in sexual assault

    Police released a surveillance photograph of a person of interest wanted for questioning in a sexual assault that took place early Thursday. The suspect in the 1:21 a.m. assault in the area of Panama Lane and Wible Road is described as black, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 200 pounds, wearing a button-up

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    Shafter man arrested on suspicion of multiple burglaries

    A Shafter man was arrested on suspicion of committing multiple burglaries. Ricardo Garcia,19, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Feb. 3 after breaking into a dollar store on Central Avenue, according to Shafter Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Smith. The department’s investigation found that Garcia

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    Man arrested on suspicion of stalking

    A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stalking after violating a restraining order. At about 8:30 a.m., deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rosamond substation received a report of a suspicious circumstance in the 2400 block of Werner Avenue, according to a news release from the

  • The BPD is investigating a break in at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the BPD at 327-7111.

    BPD arrest teen in connection with Sam Lynn Ballpark break-in

    The Bakersfield Police Department arrested a teenager Wednesday in connection with a Sunday afternoon break-in at Sam Lynn Ballpark, home of the Bakersfield Blaze minor league professional baseball team. “This kid wasn’t depicted in the surveillance video,” BPD Sgt. Gary Carruesco said. “We are

  • David Deshawn Moses, convicted of the 2012 murder of Dorothy Session, will return to Bakersfield for resentencing. File photo.

    Killer of 81-year-old woman to return to Kern County for resentencing

    A man who was 17 at the time he killed an 81-year-old Bakersfield woman will return to Kern County for resentencing after a state appellate court determined the trial judge must consider several factors regarding his age at the time of the offense. The Fifth District Court of Appeals vacated the

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    Guns, stolen property found at convicted felon's residence, deputies say

    Guns, body armor and stolen property were found at the residence of a convicted felon in Walker Basin, authorities said Thursday. Jonathan Porter, 45, was arrested while returning to his home in the 200 block of Piute Meadows Road Tuesday and booked on suspicion of numerous offenses including

  • Rite Aid robbery suspect.

    Robbery suspect at large

    Kern County sheriff’s officials released a photo and description Thursday of a man accused of robbing an Oildale Rite Aid last month. The suspect in the 8:20 p.m. Jan. 22 robbery brandished a gun at an employee of the store in the 700 block of Airport Drive, sheriff’s officials said.  The

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    KSCO closes case of body found in vacant Oildale home

    Details regarding the body of a woman found in a vacant Oildale home in November have been released by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. The body of 62-year-old Diane Hugo was found inside a freezer at a home in the 100 block of Woodrow Avenue on Nov. 24 by a squatter, according to a news release

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    Five arrested on suspicion of illegal marijuana cultivation

    Five people were arrested Tuesday after multiple agencies served a search warrant on marijuana greenhouses. Israel Aguilar Mendoza, 54; Salvador Rodriguez, 34; Martin Ramos Valencia, 37; Luiz Angel Rangel Rangel, 20, and Daniel Alcaraz-Morfin, 57, were arrested on suspicion of illegally

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    KCSO air support asked to help find hiker suffering from stroke

    A hiker on Jar Trail near Highway 178 was rescued by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Air-5 unit after suffering a stroke. At about noon Feb. 6, the Kern County Fire Department asked the KCSO to help with a possible hoist rescue, according to a news release from the KCSO. The location of the hiker

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    Coroner: In-custody death was accidental

    The Kern County Coroner’s Office has determined the death of a man in custody was accidental. At 5 a.m. on Dec. 8, 34-year-old Juan Fidel Castro was found unresponsive while at the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility, according to a news release from the KCSO. He was taken to

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    Motorist arrested in hit-and-run that injured pedestrian

    A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with leaving the scene of a crash in southwest Bakersfield that left a pedestrian in critical condition.  Saul Ramirez was the driver in a 12:07 a.m. crash at White Lane and Gosford Road, police said. According to police, he

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    One cited in BPD, KCSO vice operation

    One person was cited for selling alcohol to a minor after a vice operation was held by the Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb. 4, the BPD and KCSO Joint Vice Task Force visited 10 businesses with Alcoholic Beverage Control licenses, according to a news

  • Jonathan Smith pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in an alleged biker gang fight on Rosedale Hwy. He is also charged with participation in a criminal street gang. At right is attorney H.A. Sala.

    Alleged motorcycle gang member pleads not guilty to assault charge

    An alleged motorcycle gang member pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges in connection with a fight involving a rival gang member on Rosedale Highway. Jonathan Smith, 40, is being held on $1 million bail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a gun and participation in a