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The Bakersfield man accused of raping a woman Friday morning and setting her house on fire had also tried drowning her and had covered her in flammable liquid, police said Monday.
The suspect, 22-year-old Adrian Hernandez, was shot and killed by police following a chase Friday night.
Police said detectives learned that Hernandez tried to drown the victim in an upstairs bath tub after raping her. He was unsuccessful, and then bound her hands and doused her with a flammable liquid.
Hernandez dragged the woman downstairs and she was able to free herself and escape the house in the 10000 block of Tungsten Street, police said. She and Hernandez had been roommates.
Detectives recovered a medium- to-large-framed BB pistol similar in appearance to a handgun from Hernandez at the scene of the shooting in the 4000 block of Union Avenue.
Firefighters rescued a man who became trapped following a trench collapse Monday morning.
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Kern County Sheriff's SWAT team members captured an Arizona man wanted on homicide charges in Washington state following a day-long stand off Saturday in Taft.
Bakersfield Fire Department firefighters knocked down an early-morning attic fire in a central Bakersfield home Sunday.
Bakersfield Fire Department crews were called to 805 Casino Street in southeast Bakersfield 3:59 p.m. Sunday to reports of a fire.
Kern County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a man's suspicious death in east Bakersfield that occured Saturday night.
An early-morning shooting Sunday on Quincy Street in east Bakersfield left a man dead.
A fire in a vacant commercial structure on Union Avenue presented a challenge to Bakersfield Fire Department crews Saturday afternoon.
A couple passing by the end of a police pursuit captured video late Friday night of Bakersfield Police Department officers shooting a 22-year-old man, who was suspected in a rape and arson earlier in the day. The man died at the scene and was later idendified as Adrian Hernandez, who police say raped a woman and set fire to a home in southwest Bakersfield.
The Bakersfield man accused of raping a woman Friday morning and then setting her home on fire was shot and killed by police after a pursuit that night.
Teachers in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District approved a tentative agreement Thursday that would, if approved by the school board, mean a 4 percent raise next school year and a 3 percent raise the following year.
An attorney who filed claims against Kern County this week on behalf of two girls allegedly sexually assaulted by correctional officers at Juvenile Hall says he knows of a third victim -- and there may be even more.