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  1. Delano house fire Sunday displaces five

    Sunday, Jan 25 2015 06:01 PM

    Crews at the Kern County Fire Department's Delano Station 34 were training outside the station Sunday morning when a bystander alerted them to a house fire.

    The fire in the 900 block of Kensington Street had engulfed a quarter of the home when firefighters arrived just after 10:30 a.m.

    No one was inside the house but its five occupants were displaced.

    Damage was estimated at $150,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  2. BPD traffic checkpoint nets 4 DUI arrests

    Four people were arrested Saturday night and early Sunday morning as part of a Bakersfield police DUI/Driver License checkpoint in the 900 block of Old River Road.

  3. Suspect robs bank inside grocery store

    A Chase Bank inside a west Bakersfield grocery store was robbed Saturday morning by a man who handed a teller a note saying he was armed.

  4. McFarland woman suffers minor injuries in Porterville crash

    A McFarland woman suffered minor injuries after crashing into a big rig that pulled in front of her on Avenue 128 at Road 208 in Porterville.

  5. Motorist arrested on suspicion of DUI after hitting school bus

    A man allegedly driving under the influence of drugs backed his van into a school bus Friday evening in the parking lot of Foothill High School.

  6. Rosamond fire causes $150,000 in damage

    An abandoned multi-family housing unit in Rosamond caught fire early Saturday and, due to limited water supply in the area, fire engines were forced to transport water from more than a quarter mile from the burning structure.

  7. Electrical short causes mobile home blaze

    An electrical short in a bedroom caused a fire in a double-wide mobile home in southeast Bakersfield.

  8. Attic fire causes $15,000 in damage

    An attic fire started by a faulty exhaust fan caused an estimated $15,000 in damage to a residence south of Wilson Road and west of South H Street.

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    Man wearing Superman cap allegedly stole surveillance camera

    The suspect who stole a surveillance camera from a pharmacy on Panama Lane gave investigators a good look at his face, Superman cap and all.

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    Police: Woman shoplifted from Kmart

    A woman shoplifted from the Kmart in the 3600 block of Wilson Road earlier this month.

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    Man wanted for questioning in connection with burglary

    A 25-year-old man is wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary in which a gun, money and checkbook were stolen.

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    Suspects wanted for theft at Apple store

    Two suspects stole items from the Apple store inside Valley Plaza mall last month.

  13. Fire in storage closet causes $5,000 in damage at extended care facility

    A small fire in a storage closet at an extended care facility caused about $5,000 in damage Friday morning.

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