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  1. Burglary suspect found hiding underneath desk in bank offices

    By BREAKING NEWS BLOG
    Tuesday, Apr 22 2014 06:10 PM

    A burglary suspect was caught hiding under a desk on the second floor of a bank on California Avenue early Tuesday morning.

    Norberto Lopez Jr., 35, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property, Bakersfield police said.

    Officers responded at 2:04 a.m. to the Valley Republic Bank administration offices at 5000 California Ave. for a burglar alarm. Police found a smashed window on the second floor of the business, and then found Lopez under a desk.

    Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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    Three arrested in connection with residential burglaries

    A mail carrier who heard an alarm and saw two men run from a residence to a car was able to get a license plate number and description of the vehicle, information that helped police make an arrest.

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    Farmer faces up to 30 years in prison following convictions

    FRESNO — Even as some of her loved ones came apart emotionally, the former office manager for the defunct Bakersfield real estate firm Crisp & Cole remained outwardly calm here in U.S. District Court as she listened to the jury's stunning verdict Tuesday.

  4. Police to conduct traffic checkpoint Saturday

    Bakersfield police will conduct a checkpoint Saturday searching for drivers who are under the influence and those without valid driver's licenses.

  5. Deputies find $14,761 cash, and 3.15 ounces of suspected meth

    Kern County sheriff's deputies found $14,761 cash and 3.15 ounces of suspected methamphetamine inside a Taft home Tuesday.

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    Photographed animal is just a bobcat, biologist says

    Any livestock in west Bakersfield can heave a sigh of relief.

  7. Woman left with stitches inside her mouth after fight, deputies say

    A 47-year-old woman was left with stitches to the inside of her mouth, a possible concussion and bruising after a Saturday domestic fight, authorities said.

  8. Man arrested on suspicion of meth following report of argument

    A 34-year-old Taft man was arrested Saturday after police said they found him in possession of 1.6 grams of methamphetamine and a hypodermic syringe.

  9. Driver in alleged DUI that hit a bystander was former police officer

    The man accused of driving onto a center median, running through two red lights, jumping a curb and driving into a Shell gas station parking lot -- seriously hurting a woman -- while drunk was a former Bakersfield police officer.

  10. Restaurant manager allegedly staged Carl's Jr. robbery

    Investigators solved a burglary allegedly hatched by a Carl's Jr. manager and a buddy in about as much time as it takes to serve a Western Bacon Thickburger.

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    Man injured in quad accident

    A 29-yerar-old man suffered major head injuries Monday night after he was thrown from his quad after hitting a rock as he was riding in a field about 1/4 mile east of Cottonwood Road at the end of East Planz Road in south Bakersfield.

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    Gang homicides are down, but violence continues

    The number of gang-related homicides and shootings was down during the first three months of this year compared to the same time last year, although a recent spate of violence has erased much of that positive trend, a Bakersfield police official said Monday.

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    Possible mountain lion sighting reported in Bakersfield

    Bakersfield police warned residents Monday of a possible mountain lion sighting on Friday morning.

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