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    Police raid Internet cafe on Oak Street

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Thursday, Apr 17 2014 02:04 PM

    Bakersfield police Thursday afternoon served a search warrant at the Hot Spot Cyber Center Internet cafe, leaving with several baggies full of U.S. currency and confiscating nearly four dozen computers and several servers.

    An employee at the cafe at 714 Oak St. declined comment.

    An attorney representing the cafe also declined comment.

    Police spokesman Sgt. Joe Grubbs said the operation was part of an undercover sting. Grubbs said police received tips from nearby businesses that illegal sweepstakes were taking place at the cafe.

    The search occurred about a month after the Kern County District Attorney's Office sent cease-and-desist letters to sweepstakes or Internet cafe owners to stop all gambling immediately, including illegal sweepstakes.

  2. Man arrested after downtown stabbing

    Bakersfield police arrested a man early Thursday in connection with a stabbing at a downtown bar.

  3. Drunken driver sentenced to 2 years, 8 months in crash that killed pedestrian

    A man convicted of manslaughter in a crash that killed a pedestrian was sentenced Thursday to two years, eight months in prison.

  4. Man arrested in connection with attempted firebombing

    A Bakersfield man was arrested on six counts of attempted murder early Wednesday in the throwing of a Molotov cocktail through the front window of a southwest home occupied by two adults and four children.

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    Motorcyclist on Highway 178 suffers major injuries in crash

    A 56-year-old motorcyclist sustained several broken bones and abrasions Wednesday when he lost control and crashed on Highway 178.

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    Motorist identified in hit-and-run crash that injured motorcyclist

    Investigators have identified the driver of the van that witnesses say ran a stop sign and struck a 90-year-old motorcyclist as Juan Armando Cortez.

  7. Drugs and ammunition found in Bakersfield man's home following chase

    A search of a Bakersfield man's home following a chase through the outskirts of Delano turned up methamphetamine, rock cocaine and ammunition.

  8. Three arrested on drug charges

    Three people were arrested Monday after deputies found about 7.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe in a Taft man's car, authorities said.

  9. Coroner awaits toxicology results in baby's death

    The cause of a 1-month-old Bakersfield baby's death remains unknown as the coroner waits for toxicology study results.

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    Police seek man wanted for Wal-Mart theft

    Bakersfield police need the public's help locating the man wanted on suspicion of robbery and criminal threats in Wal-Mart at 5075 Gosford Road.

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    Police seek two suspected of robbery, theft

    Bakersfield police are seeking the community's assistance in identifying two people wanted on suspicion of theft and robbery.

  12. Fire department to have rescue drill Wednesday

    Bakersfield Fire Department crews will perform a drill Wednesday with a mock rescue of a school bus and passenger vehicle.

  13. Fire department ends open burning in Kern County

    A mandatory end to open burning in Kern County was activated Monday, according to a Fire Department news release.

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