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  1. Man fatally shot after charging deputy with knife

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Monday, Jan 26 2015 05:25 PM

    A Kern County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a Wasco man who charged him with a knife Monday morning.

    The suspect, whose named has not yet been released, was wanted on two outstanding warrants and had threatened to kill himself, according to sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt.

    Deputies received a call about 6:40 a.m. that the suspect was at his residence in the 1100 block of E Street in Wasco, had threatened to kill himself and was in possession of a knife. Deputies were familiar with the man and had previously contacted him on reports he'd threatened to harm himself.

    Pruitt said the man had warrants out for his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse.

    The first deputy to arrive parked behind the suspect's vehicle because on previous calls the suspect had driven away before law enforcement arrived. Pruitt said the deputy left his car and walked to the front door when he heard screaming coming from inside.

  2. Fire destroys abandoned southwest Bakersfield house

    A southwest Bakersfield fire destroyed an abandoned house Sunday afternoon and its cause remains under investigation.

  3. Police: Online threats regarding Highland High 'not credible'

    Authorities say online threats related to Highland High School were investigated over the weekend and it was determined "no credible threat existed nor exists."

  4. Suspected arsonist arrested in connection with Rosamond fire

    A suspected arsonist was arrested early Sunday morning in connection with a vehicle set ablaze near the gas pumps by a convenience store off Highway 14 in Rosamond.

  5. Delano house fire Sunday displaces five

    Crews at the Kern County Fire Department's Delano Station 34 were training outside the station Sunday morning when a bystander alerted them to a house fire.

  6. BPD traffic checkpoint nets 4 DUI arrests

    Four people were arrested Saturday night and early Sunday morning as part of a Bakersfield police DUI/Driver License checkpoint in the 900 block of Old River Road.

  7. Suspect robs bank inside grocery store

    A Chase Bank inside a west Bakersfield grocery store was robbed Saturday morning by a man who handed a teller a note saying he was armed.

  8. McFarland woman suffers minor injuries in Porterville crash

    A McFarland woman suffered minor injuries after crashing into a big rig that pulled in front of her on Avenue 128 at Road 208 in Porterville.

  9. Motorist arrested on suspicion of DUI after hitting school bus

    A man allegedly driving under the influence of drugs backed his van into a school bus Friday evening in the parking lot of Foothill High School.

  10. Rosamond fire causes $150,000 in damage

    An abandoned multi-family housing unit in Rosamond caught fire early Saturday and, due to limited water supply in the area, fire engines were forced to transport water from more than a quarter mile from the burning structure.

  11. Electrical short causes mobile home blaze

    An electrical short in a bedroom caused a fire in a double-wide mobile home in southeast Bakersfield.

  12. Attic fire causes $15,000 in damage

    An attic fire started by a faulty exhaust fan caused an estimated $15,000 in damage to a residence south of Wilson Road and west of South H Street.

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    Man wearing Superman cap allegedly stole surveillance camera

    The suspect who stole a surveillance camera from a pharmacy on Panama Lane gave investigators a good look at his face, Superman cap and all.

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