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    Trailer, pressure washer stolen from hospital

    Bakersfield Police are trying to find an early 2000s Chevrolet Z71 pickup that was used to steal a trailer with a commercial-sized pressure washer from a hospital.

  2. Defendant pleads no contest to murder in child's death

    An 18-year-old Bakersfield woman pleaded no contest to second-degree murder Thursday in connection with the death of a 21-month-old boy she was babysitting.

  3. Bakersfield man indicted for allegedly aiming laser at helicopter

    A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday against 62-year-old Bakersfield resident Jose Javier Rosas for allegedly aiming a laser pointer at a Kern County sheriff's helicopter.

  4. Road closures scheduled on Rosedale Highway for PG&E work

    Intermittent road closures are scheduled from midnight to 4 a.m. Feb. 22 and March 1 on Rosedale Highway to allow PG&E to relocate utility poles and upgrade electrical equipment.

  5. Suspect accused of indecent exposure in separate incidents

    A suspect who allegedly twice exposed himself to women in Rosamond in an eight-day span has been identified as 39-year-old Richard Coleman.

  6. Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

    A motorist accused of leaving the scene after striking and killing a bicyclist was arrested early Thursday after investigators served a search warrant at his residence.

  7. Convicted sex offender arrested at bus terminal

    A convicted sex offender was arrested on suspicion of violating the terms of his release Wednesday after police reported he was wanted for questioning in connection with suspicious activity on a GET bus.

  8. Murder charges refiled against alleged drunken driver

    Prosecutors have refiled murder charges against a motorist accused of drunken driving in a crash that killed a pregnant woman.

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    Police: Woman tried to pass forged, fraudulent check

    Police said a woman tried to pass a forged and fraudulent check at Vest Market, then fled when the clerk was trying to verify the account.

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    Missing teen found in Mexico

    Bakersfield Police said Wednesday that Marisol Flores, 14, was found in Mexico with her grandparents.

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    Police seek man who robbed Wells Fargo branch

    Bakersfield Police have released photos and a computer-generated sketch of a man who they said robbed the Wells Fargo branch in the 3400 block of Panama Lane.

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    Juveniles start fires in vacant home

    Two boys playing with lighters ignited fires in a vacant home in the 600 block of Wilson Avenue on Wednesday, according to fire officials.

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    Two alleged Fresno gang members arrested on suspicion of threatening drive-by shooting

    Two suspected gang members from Fresno were arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening a drive-by shooting in the Bakersfield area.

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