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  1. Deputies seek suspect in alleged sexual assault

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Wednesday, Oct 22 2014 05:51 PM

    An Oildale woman was reportedly sexually assaulted at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon when a man forced entry into her home.

    The 50-year-old victim told deputies the incident occurred around 1:25 p.m. at her home in the 200 block of Decatur Avenue, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

    After calling law enforcement, the victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

    She told deputies the suspect forced entry through a window, brandished a knife and sexually assaulted her when she confronted him. He then allegedly used a bottle containing an unknown liquid and sprayed it on her after the assault.

    The suspect is described as being in his 20s, clean-shaven, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, with brown hair. He wore a light-colored shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

  2. Deputies arrest 15 people in national effort to end domestic violence

    In support of National Family Violence Apprehension Detail Day, 36 deputies in Kern County spent Wednesday serving outstanding warrants relating to domestic violence.

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    Police seek missing at-risk man

    Bakersfield police are seeking a missing 57-year-old man who is considered at-risk due to his need for medication.

  4. Red Cross to host fire safety seminar Saturday

    The American Red Cross Kern Chapter is giving away free smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and surge protectors Saturday in an effort to promote fire safety.

  5. Dead inmate identified as Reginald Glenn Hill

    The Kern County inmate who died Sunday has been identified as 50-year-old Reginald Glenn Hill.

  6. Probation officials conducting internal investigation regarding allegations against correctional officer

    Kern County Probation officials are cooperating with Bakersfield police and conducting their own internal administrative investigation regarding allegations a correctional officer sexually assaulted a teen girl at Juvenile Hall.

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    Rabobank on Gosford Road robbed Tuesday

    A Rabobank on Gosford Road was robbed at noon Tuesday.

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    Suspects abscond with Valero Corner Store stogies

    Sigmund Freud is alleged to have famously said sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

  9. Ridgecrest man convicted of felony child abuse with son

    A Ridgecrest man was convicted Tuesday in Superior Court of felony child abuse in a case involving his 2-year-old son.

  10. Pedestrian killed Oct. 4 in Oildale identified

    The coroner's office Tuesday identified a pedestrian who was killed earlier this month in Oildale.

  11. Family escapes house fire thanks to smoke alarms

    Smoke alarms are credited with waking a family on Kentucky Street early Tuesday morning allowing it to escape a house fire.

  12. Coroner IDs pedestrian struck by 2 trucks Friday

    A pedestrian struck by two trucks Friday morning in southwest Bakersfield and who died Sunday has been identifed as 31-year-old Pablo Antonio Metta.

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    Police seek 2 in theft from Smart & Final on Golden State Avenue

    Bakersfield police are searching for two suspects in connection with an Oct. 7 burglary at the Smart & Final store on Golden State Avenue.

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