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  1. Man allegedly tries to sell 5 pounds of meth to informant

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Thursday, Apr 24 2014 02:57 PM

    A Bakersfield man was indicted Thursday after allegedly trying to sell 5 pounds of methamphetamine to a government informant.

    Edwin Rigoberto Mayorga-Fajardo, 42, tried to sell the drug on April 8, according to court records. When officers attempted to arrest Mayorga-Fajardo he drove off and a chase ensued.

    While fleeing, officers said they saw him throwing packages of meth from the vehicle, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of California.

    When Mayorga-Fajardo was stopped, about 4 pounds of meth were recovered.

    He was jailed on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

  2. Children's car seat safety check scheduled for Saturday

    The California Highway Patrol is hosting a free child's car seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Stockdale Highway Target store.

  3. Trains running again after derailment

    Trains were running through the Tehachapi corridor late Wednesday evening following a derailment that morning.

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    Man arrested after alleged drunken driving accident injures one

    One man was seriously injured Wednesday in a two-car accident at the intersection of Calloway Drive and Marby Grange Way, and Bakersfield police said alcohol was a factor.

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    Police seek man, woman in Circle K robbery

    Bakersfield police are seeking two people suspected in the April 2 armed robbery at the Circle K store at 5600 Auburn St.

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    Two men sought for allegedly using gun in cellphone robberies

    Bakersfield police are seeking two men wanted on suspicion of three armed robberies Wednesday morning.

  7. Bail upped to $2 million for man for violating terms of release

    The Bakersfield man facing two second-degree murder charges for allegedly killing a woman and her 8-month-old fetus in a drunken motor vehicle accident had his bail raised Wednesday to $2 million after he was arrested last week for felony spousal abuse.

  8. Two arrested in alleged attempted burglary of cigarette shop

    Two people were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of burglarizing Prince Cigarettes, at 3416 Stine Road, after they activated a silent burglar alarm.

  9. Two arrested after allegedly stealing computers from dental office

    Two Bakersfield residents were arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing four computer monitors and a printer from a local dental office.

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    Man wanted for alleged Wal-Mart robbery

    A man wanted on suspicion of robbery Friday at the Wal-Mart at 8400 Rosedale Highway is being sought by Bakersfield police.

  11. Police seek three in alleged Target thefts

    Bakersfield police are seeking help identifying and locating three people wanted on suspicion of an April 17 robbery and theft from the Target store at 2901 Ming Ave.

  12. Train derails on tracks along Highway 58

    Seven railcars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed Wednesday morning west of Keene, blocking all traffic along the crucial rail line.

  13. Pedestrian struck by SUV on China Grade Loop

    A pedestrian wearing dark clothing and walking in the middle of a roadway in Oildale was struck by an SUV early Wednesday morning.

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