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  1. Tehachapi traffic stops nets 3 arrests

    Wednesday, Nov 26 2014 05:29 PM

    A traffic stop Tuesday on a suspicious vehicle by Tehachapi police resulted in three arrests and the placement of three children with child protective services.

    The incident occurred in the area of Highway 58 and North Mill Street. Police recored a .22-caliber revolver in the vehicle and narcotics paraphernalia.

    All three adults were taken into custody. The three children were ages 1, 8 and 16.

    The driver of the vehicle, Angel Vidaca, 20, was on parole and wearing an ankle monitor and had an outstanding arrest warrant.

    A female occupant, Victoria Wilson, 32, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, a prisoner possessing a weapon and possession of ammunition by persons prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.

  2. Deputies arrest man in connection with Mojave shooting

    A eastern Kern County man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting Monday in Mojave that injured a man.

  3. Elderly woman who died at Delano hospital identified

    An elderly woman found Tuesday on Campus Drive in Delano who died the next day has been identified as Aurora Dial Alfaro.

  4. Rosamond man believed to have been struck and killed by train

    The body of a 30-year-old Rosamond man was found near railroad tracks Tuesday morning.

  5. Elderly Delano woman's death called 'suspicious'

    Delano police have called the death Tuesday afternoon of an elderly woman found on Campus Drive "suspicious."

  6. Body recovered from Kern River identified as Hawthorne man

    The body of a man found Nov. 20 in the Kern River at mile marker 23 has been identified as a 68-year-old Hawthorne man.

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    Tire, wheel thefts from trucks rising in Bakersfield

    The Kern County Sheriff's Office is warning truck owners to watch their wheels and tires.

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    Dententions deputy sentenced in smuggling case

    A Kern County detentions deputy who had pleaded no contest to a conspiracy charge for smuggling contraband to gang members in Lerdo Jail was sentenced Tuesday to one day in jail, with a day credit for time served.

  9. Coroner: Combination of meth, disease, trauma killed Sand Canyon man

    The death of a Tehachapi man earlier this month following a confrontation with another man was caused by a combination of methamphetamine intoxication, atherosclerotic heart disease and blunt force trauma, the coroner's office reported Tuesday.

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    Rosedale natural gas leak forces road closure, evacuation

    A natural gas leak Tuesday morning in the 4000 block of Alken Street caused the temporary evacuation of 14 people from a nearby business and a road closure but no other damage.

  11. Garage fire in Ridgecrest displaces 4

    A garage fire Monday afternoon in Ridgecrest displaced four people and caused $10,000 damage.

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    Accidental fire causes $90,000 damage

    A faulty floor heating unit caused $90,000 fire damage at a vacant home near downtown Monday morning.

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    Two Bakersfield sisters convicted in mortgage fraud scheme

    A federal jury Friday convicted two Bakersfield sisters for their involvement in a nearly two-year-long mortgage fraud scheme.

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