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Crime Beat / April 12, 2002

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Bomb threat evacuates Fine Arts building

The Admissions and Records Department received a bomb threat Tuesday at 9 a.m. The caller said the bomb was set to go off in the Fine Arts building.

The BC emergency team made a complete search for anything unusual in the building after all students and personnel were evacuated. Nothing was found.

Student turned in for allegedly dealing drugs

On April 2, a female student complained that a male student in her math class was offering prescription drugs for sale, according to police reports.

The student told officers that the male student pulled from his backpack a sandwich bag which included different types of prescription drugs.

The student also told police that the seller’s father was a physician.

On April 8, at 9:40 a.m., Sgt. Jess Soto of the campus police and Officer John Jamison of the Bakersfield Police Department spoke with the male student and he agreed to a search of his property. The search yielded no results. No arrest was made.

Car catches on fire in parking lot

The Bakersfield Fire Department was called to BC on March 20 to put out a vehicle which had caught on fire, according to campus police reports. A male student told campus police that he had been applying engine oil to his car, which was parked in the lot by the Administration building, when he accidentally spilled some on exposed wires.

– Compiled by staff writer Tami Olivares

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Crime Beat / April 12, 2002