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  1. Police seek suspect in Friday fatal hit-and-run

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 12:18 PM

    Police are seeking a Bakersfield man on suspicion of killing a motorcyclist in a July 18 hit-and-run accident.

    Antwan Marcal Rowel, 24, is a suspect in the accident, according to a Bakersfield police news release. His arrest warrant for hit-and-run causing injury or death was issued Saturday.

    The accident occurred around 6:45 p.m. in the 2500 block of Akers Road when Rowel allegedly struck the motorcyclist with the SUV he was driving. He reportedly fled before police arrived.

    Police found the SUV, a 2010 gray Lexus, abandoned in the 4700 block of Beechwood Street, about a mile away.

    The adult male motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, was taken to Kern Medical Center where he died Monday. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs was a factor in the accident.

  2. Missing Delano man sought by police

    Delano police are searching for a 65-year-old man missing since July 16 when he left for a doctor's appointment in Bakersfield.

  3. Off-duty CHP officer, others pull man from burning truck

    Off-duty California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Burton was in Rosamond on his way to a family trip about 9:35 a.m. Sunday when he saw an overturned truck on fire in a field along 20th Street West just south of Marie Avenue.

  4. Gang member convicted of murder in 2013 shooting

    A jury convicted a 24-year-old man Monday of murder in the shooting death of a fellow gang member.

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    Undercover operation busts 15 mechanics for not having license

    Undercover officers busted 15 people Wednesday and Thursday who were soliciting mechanical work without a license.

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    Man sent to prison for not claiming $420,000 on tax returns

    A Bakersfield man was ordered Monday to serve a year in prison for cashing more than $420,000 in checks he didn't claim on his federal tax returns.

  7. Man pleads guilty to possession 6 pounds meth, 8 pounds cocaine

    A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to possession of 6 pounds of methamphetamine, 8 pounds of cocaine and $1,510.

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    Police seek woman who backed out of robbing bank

    A woman who planned to rob a bank Saturday lost her nerve and fled without any money after she was approached by bank employees.

  9. Police seek four suspects in stabbing

    A stabbing early Monday near downtown left one man wounded and police searching for four Hispanic suspects believed involved in the assault.

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    Motorist crashes into restaurant on California Avenue

    Patrons of Shogun Palace received an order of teppanyaki terror Saturday evening when a car crashed through the south wall of the California Avenue restaurant.

  11. Police seek suspect in south Bakersfield shooting

    Police continue to search for the person responsible for shooting a man in south Bakersfield on Monday and are asking for the community's help.

  12. Inmate determined to have died from heart disease

    A 51-year-old inmate who died April 19 was determined to have died from "coronary artery atherosclerosis" and the manner of death was natural.

  13. Sunday crash victim identified

    A motorist killed Sunday when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a light pole on Highway 99 has been identified as 45-year-old Westminster resident Minh Pham.

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