Bakersfield Police Department looks to its techies to follow the electronic breadcrumbs and solve crimes

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For the Digital Forensics Unit at Bakersfield Police Department, a cell phone isn’t just a device to call friends, order take-out and play Candy Crush. It’s a digital footprint that often shows, where people have been, who they’ve text and what they’ve been researching on the internet. Sometimes, if they’re really lucky, the Digital Forensics team will find photos of the crimes they are investigating – which is always a nice ace in the hole. “We don’t know why, but criminals love to take pictures of the things they are doing,” said Senior Police Officer Alex Patino, who conducts digital…