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    VIDEO: BPD shooting of arson, rape suspect caught on video

    By The Bakersfield Californian
    Saturday, Mar 28 2015 05:09 PM

    A couple passing by the end of a police pursuit captured video late Friday night of Bakersfield Police Department officers shooting a 22-year-old man, who was suspected in a rape and arson earlier in the day. The man died at the scene and was later idendified as Adrian Hernandez, who police say raped a woman and set fire to a home in southwest Bakersfield.

    The couple, who asked not to be identified, said they were heading to their northeast Bakersfield home when they were stopped by the police pursuit, which had ended at the 4000 block of Union Avenue near Garces Memorial High School.

    Here is the video:

     

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    Police kill man in vehicle associated with rape, arson suspect

    The Bakersfield man accused of raping a woman Friday morning and then setting her home on fire was shot and killed by police after a pursuit that night.

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    Attorney: There may be more victims of guards accused of sexual assault at Juvenile Hall

    An attorney who filed claims against Kern County this week on behalf of two girls allegedly sexually assaulted by correctional officers at Juvenile Hall says he knows of a third victim -- and there may be even more.

  4. Bakersfield man indicted for aiming laser at helicopter

    A 51-year-old Bakersfield man was indicted Thursday for allegedly aiming a green laser at a Kern County sheriff's helicopter in September.

  5. Police seeking leads in killing of 13-year-old

    The Secret Witness Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and filing of a criminal complaint against the person responsible for killing 13-year-old Cortez Batiste.

  6. Reward offered for info on shooting death

    A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information in the shooting death last year of a Bakersfield man.

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    Bakersfield woman sentenced to 15 years to life for murder of 21-month-old boy

    Asiah Hines told investigators she never meant to kill 21-month-old Kai'Dan Webb. She was angry and just wanted the boy to stop crying.

  8. Two claims filed against Kern County in connection with alleged sexual assaults at Juvenile Hall

    Attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Stiles have filed two claims against Kern County on behalf of girls who were allegedly sexually assaulted by correctional officers in separate incidents at Juvenile Hall.

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    Suspects used stolen credit card to make purchases

    Two suspects used a stolen credit card to purchase items at the Office Max on Ming Avenue earlier this month.

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    DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday

    A DUI and driver's license checkpoint will be held in Bakersfield Saturday.

  11. Students to present community service projects during 'Dream Builders' event

    Four teams of local students will present community service projects and compete for awards tonight at the Bakersfield Museum of Art as part of Jim Burke Education Foundation's "Dream Builders" program.

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    Murder trial in alleged drunken driving crash that killed Princess Almonidovar postponed to May

    The trial of accused drunken driver Alex Rubio on charges including second-degree murder has been postponed to May 11 as his attorney is seeking more information in connection with toxicology reports and crime scene reconstruction.

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    DUI checkpoint scheduled for Friday

    The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday in an unincorporated area of Bakersfield.

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