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  1. Police warn public about scams

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Monday, Jul 28 2014 05:31 PM

    Bakersfield police have been receiving numerous calls regarding a variety of scams and are urging the public to be careful.

    Police said never provide unsolicited personal identifying information over the phone, don't send money based on a request made over the phone or on the Internet, don't purchase a pre-paid debit card and give the information to a caller and do your own research on the agency or institution the caller claims to be representing.

    Once a scammer is sent money it can't be recovered.

  2. Marijuana operation results in 46-month sentence

    Jose Luis Garcia Villa, 22, of Michoacán, Mexico, has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for his involvement in a toxic marijuana cultivation operation in the Sequoia National Forest.

  3. Arvin man pleads guilty to filing false income tax returns

    Federico Garcia Garcia, 45, of Arvin, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of filing false claims with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in connection with a scheme to obtain tax refunds.

  4. Crash closes I-5 connector for couple hours Monday afternoon

    A big rig was involved in an injury crash on Interstate 5 and went off the roadway and into an oil pumping rig Monday afternoon.

  5. Q Street fire damages storage shed, 3 cars

    A Monday afternoon storage shed fire south of downtown that spread to three cars was controlled by Bakersfield firefighters before it could damage two nearby homes.

  6. Kern County firefighters assisting in battling Northern California blaze

    A group of Kern County firefighters spent 24 hours straight battling the Sand Fire in Northern California before getting a rest Monday.

  7. Three arrested following alleged gang-related shooting

    Police arrested three people following a gang-related shooting Sunday afternoon south of downtown.

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    Inmate goes missing at Taft Correctional Institution

    An inmate convicted of cocaine possession with intent to distribute went missing from Taft Correctional Institution over the weekend.

  9. Woman struck by train died of blunt force trauma

    A 62-year-old woman struck by a train last week died from blunt force trauma, according to a coroner's office news release.

  10. DUI checkpoint on Coffee Road nabs 2 suspected drunken drivers

    A DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday resulted in two DUI arrests and 12 drivers without a valid license, including two driving on a suspended license.

  11. Man arrested on suspicion of falsely reporting a man with a gun outside courthouse

    Police arrested a man in connection with falsely reporting a man armed with a gun was outside Kern County Superior Court Friday afternoon.

  12. South Bakersfield house fire causes $200,000 in damage

    A fire in a south Bakersfield home caused $200,000 in damage before being brought under control by Bakersfield firefighters Sunday afternoon.

  13. Electrical short causes south Bakersfield house fire

    A fire that began Sunday afternoon with an electrical short in the attic caused $3,000 damage to a south Bakersfield home.

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