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  1. Deputies arrest two men in alleged drug bust

    Friday, Oct 31 2014 10:07 AM

    Law enforcement served search warrants Thursday at two residences that resulted in the combined seizure of more than 12 pounds marijuana and the discovery of a drug lab.

    The first residence was in the 600 block of Bohna Street, where Juan Zavala was allegedly found with half an ounce of suspected heroin, about 7 pounds of processed marijuana and more than $3,000 cash believed to be from the sales of illegal substances.

    Zavala was booked into jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of marijuana and maintaining a residence for the purpose of sales.

    The second residence was in the 4300 block of Mesa Drive, where Alfredo Perez was allegedly found with about 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine, about 2 grams of suspected cocaine, about 5 pounds of processed marijuana, 15 marijuana plants, one semi-automatic pistol, one rifle, a stolen welder valued at about $5,000, a stolen pressure washer and about $3,200 cash.

    Deputies also found a butane honey oil lab in Perez's garage. The product known as "honey oil" is a concentrated oil filled with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

  2. SWAT team arrests man on suspicion of attempted murder

    A man who fired multiple shots at a person following a fight was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder.

  3. Deputies seek suspects in stabbing

    Kern County deputies are seeking the suspects involved in a southeast Bakersfield stabbing on Thursday that left one victim with a wound to the chest.

  4. Juvenile corrections officer arrested for alleged sexual assault of detainee

    Bakersfield police arrested a juvenile corrections officer Thursday who is accused of sexually assaulting a Kern County Juvenile Hall detainee Sept. 30.

  5. Police: Man admitted to killing person whose body was found in recycling bin

    The man charged with the murder of 34-year-old Efren Ramon Estrada and dumping his body in a recycling bin told investigators he killed Estrada after confronting him over a perceived threat from a month before, according to court filings.

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    Gang member sentenced to life without parole for murder, attempted murder

    A gang member convicted of murder and attempted murder in two separate shootings in February 2013 was sentenced Thursday to life without the possibility of parole.


    DA's office gets grant for DUI prosecution

    The Kern County District Attorney's Office recently received a grant for $425,889 for the prosecution of crimes related to driving under the influence.

  8. Man arrested on suspicion of seven child sex crimes

    A 47-year-old Shafter man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of molesting two girls.

  9. Deputies searching for suspect in mail, card theft

    Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for a man suspected of breaking into mailboxes in Lamont and using a stolen ATM card to make withdrawals.

  10. Big rig on Grapevine going 100 mph causes crashes, lane closures

    A tractor trailer traveling as fast as 100 mph northbound down the Grapevine late Tuesday night struck three other rigs before starting a 2-acre brushfire and closing four lanes of Interstate 5 for four hours.

  11. Deputies find explosive device Tuesday near Kelso Creek

    The Kern County Sheriff's bomb squad rendered an explosive device safe Tuesday after it was seen near Kelso Creek.

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    Detentions deputy accused of smuggling contraband into jail accepts plea deal

    A detentions deputy charged with five felonies in connection with smuggling contraband into Lerdo Jail has pleaded no contest to conspiracy.


    Low-cost vaccinations Saturday for city dog owners

    A low-cost vaccination, licensing and microchip clinic for city residents' dogs will be held this Saturday at Silver Creek Park, 7011 Harris Road.

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