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  1. Law enforcement seeks inmate escapee

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Friday, Oct 31 2014 06:14 PM

    Wasco State Prison officials are seeking an inmate who walked away from the facility's minimum support facility Friday.

    At 3:21 a.m., it was discovered that Daniel Joseph Valdivieso, 22, was missing.

    Valdivieso was transfered to Wasco's facility from Los Angeles County on April 8 for possession of a controlled substance. He was serving a sentence of two years and eight months.

    He is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, with a medium build, brown hair, hazel eyes and has a moustache and goatee.

    Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.

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    Police seek two suspects for auto theft

    Bakersfield police are seeking two people wanted for stealing two cars from Family Motors automobile dealership.

  3. Police arrest two in suspected killing of 3-month-old

    Bakersfield police responded Thursday afternoon to a report of a dead 3-month-old child in central Bakersfield.

  4. Detectives arrest alleged thief of farm equipment

    Kern County deputies arrested a 26-year-old Bakersfield man Friday in connection to the theft of farm equipment in rural areas of the county.

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    SpaceShipTwo disaster: Industry mourns pilot but vows to keep exploring

    SpaceShipTwo, the rocket-powered space plane that was expected to usher in an era of routine commercial space flight in the 21st century, exploded in mid-air during a test flight out of Mojave Air and Space Port Friday morning, killing one aboard and seriously injuring another.

  6. Deputies arrest two men in alleged drug bust

    Law enforcement served search warrants Thursday at two residences that resulted in the combined seizure of more than 12 pounds marijuana and the discovery of a drug lab.

  7. SWAT team arrests man on suspicion of attempted murder

    A man who fired multiple shots at a person following a fight was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder.

  8. Deputies seek suspects in stabbing

    Kern County deputies are seeking the suspects involved in a southeast Bakersfield stabbing on Thursday that left one victim with a wound to the chest.

  9. Juvenile corrections officer arrested for alleged sexual assault of detainee

    Bakersfield police arrested a juvenile corrections officer Thursday who is accused of sexually assaulting a Kern County Juvenile Hall detainee Sept. 30.

  10. Police: Man admitted to killing person whose body was found in recycling bin

    The man charged with the murder of 34-year-old Efren Ramon Estrada and dumping his body in a recycling bin told investigators he killed Estrada after confronting him over a perceived threat from a month before, according to court filings.

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    Gang member sentenced to life without parole for murder, attempted murder

    A gang member convicted of murder and attempted murder in two separate shootings in February 2013 was sentenced Thursday to life without the possibility of parole.

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    DA's office gets grant for DUI prosecution

    The Kern County District Attorney's Office recently received a grant for $425,889 for the prosecution of crimes related to driving under the influence.

  13. Man arrested on suspicion of seven child sex crimes

    A 47-year-old Shafter man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of molesting two girls.

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