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  1. Motorcyclist wreck in SE injures one

    Sunday, Feb 01 2015 12:13 PM

    A motorcyclist suffered moderate injuries Saturday night when he wrecked his bike in the 1800 block of South Fairfax Road.

    Bakersfield police said the unidentified man was taken to a local hospital.

    According to police, the accident occurred at 7:19 p.m., and closed that portion of South Fairfax until 9 p.m. There were no witnesses to the accident.

    Neither alcohol nor drugs appears to have been a factor.

  2. Dog shot during search for wanted felon

    A Kern County Probation officer shot and killed a dog that charged out of a residence where officers believed a suspect wanted on a felony warrant was staying.

  3. Southeast Bakersfield fire displaces seven

    A southeast Bakersfield fire Friday displaced seven people and caused an estimated $20,000 in damage.


    Suspect wanted after Friday armed robbery at Safe 1 Credit Union

    Yellow police caution tape surrounded Safe 1 Credit Union on Friday afternoon following an armed robbery in which a man ordered all customers and employees to the ground before fleeing with cash.

  5. Shooting victim remains in critical condition

    A shooting victim found Thursday evening near the Highway 58 offramp on Cottonwood Road remains in critical condition.

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    Father, son accused of burglarizing residence

    A father and son allegedly broke into a vacant southwest Bakersfield residence and stole appliances.

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    Suspect stole wallet at Walmart

    A shopper at Walmart stole the wallet of another shopper who left his wallet behind at the service counter.

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    Police: No credibility to report of person with handgun on BC campus

    A man with a gun was reportedly spotted in the northeast area of Bakersfield College's Panorama campus Friday morning, but police later determined there was no credibility to the report.

  9. Motorist fires upon firefighters, law enforcement after crashing vehicle

    A suspect who crashed a stolen vehicle near Interstate 5 late Thursday evening allegedly fired on firefighters and law enforcement before killing himself.

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    Vacant fourplex fire caused $35,000 in damage

    A vacant fourplex caught fire Thursday afternoon in east Bakersfield, resulting in $35,000 in damage.

  11. Fuel spills onto Highway 65 on-ramp Wednesday, causing temporary closure

    An estimated 80-100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the shoulder of a Highway 65 on-ramp Wednesday evening after a semi-truck hit a metal pole outside Bakersfield.

  12. Officers conduct more than 70 checks on sex offenders

    More than 70 Kern County sex offenders were surprised with compliance checks Jan. 23 by probation officers, resulting in nine arrests.

  13. Two trailer fires in southeast Bakersfield cause $10,000 damage

    Two travel trailers caught fire early Wednesday in southeast Bakersfield, resulting in $10,000 in damages.

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