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  1. Men charged for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into prison

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Monday, Oct 20 2014 03:44 PM

    Two brothers faced federal charges Monday for schemeing to smuggle drugs into prison.

    James Steven Harris, aka Steve Harris, 44, of Loma Linda, was arraigned Monday in federal court and charged with suspicion of scheming to smuggle synthetic drugs into a prison.

    According to the eight-count indictment, Steve Harris conspired with others to provide, and did on two occasions attempt to smuggle, smokable synthetic drugs, known as spice or K2, into Taft Correctional Institution when he went to visit his brother, who is an inmate.

    Tracy McArthur Harris, aka Trey Harris, 41, is an inmate at the Taft Correctional Institution, and is alleged to have conspired to obtain and attempt to obtain the drugs from Steve Harris, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of California.

    Both defendants are in custody and are scheduled to appear in court Oct. 27.

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    Man wanted for suspected indecent exposure

    Police are seeking the man wanted on suspicion of indecent exposure in southwest Bakersfield on Oct. 12.

  3. BPD seeks community members for Citizen Volunteer Unit

    The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking community members to join the Citizen Volunteer Unit, which helps police with public functions and patrolling.

  4. Death of baby caused by sudden unexplained infant death

    The 4-day-old child found dead in Bakersfield was determined to have died of sudden unexplained infant death with the contributing factor of someone sleeping in the bed with the child.

  5. Multiple people arrested for identity theft

    After following up on a home burglary, deputies discovered the resident had also become a victim of identity theft and investigators arrested multiple people.

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    Man crashes, dies while driving self to hospital

    An 81-year-old Bakersfield man who suffered an unknown medical problem while driving himself to the hospital Saturday afternoon crashed into two parked cars and died later that day at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.

  7. Man arrested on suspicion of weapon and drug possession

    A 20-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested Thursday night for allegedly possessing multiple weapons and drugs.

  8. Three people exposed to toxic chemical

    Three individuals had to be decontaminated Friday morning after digging in their McKittrick backyard and accidentally striking a glass container holding a toxic chemical.

  9. Cause of baby's death pending further studies

    The cause and manner of death of a 3-month-old found dead at his home in Oildale are pending further studies, according to a coroner's office news release.

  10. Teen runs from crash after Jeep overturns, injures passenger

    The teen driver of a Jeep that overturned, throwing a passenger from the vehicle, ran from the crash site and is being sought by law enforcement.

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    Two sedans identified as possible suspect vehicles

    Bakersfield police have identified two sedans that were seen leaving the area after a shooting at the Truxtun Recycling Center that left one person dead and another with major injuries.

  12. Man arrested after detectives find 15 pounds pot, $80,000 cash

    Law enforcement in Lamont on Wednesday found an estimated 15 pounds of processed marijuana that was packaged for sale and more than $80,000 cash inside a home.

  13. Man shot and killed in Delano Thursday evening

    A man died after being shot multiple times in Delano Thursday evening.

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