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Thursday, Jan 16 2014 11:53 AM

News@Noon for Jan. 16, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Jan. 16, 2014:

The latest news - Monsignor Francis Pointek, who served at Saint Malachy's Church from 1975 until 1981, passed away yesterday morning at the age of 100. There will be a viewing from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 19. and immediately following will be a rosary and a vigil at the church. St. Malachy's Church will also host the funeral mass Monday, Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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The public safety report is based upon our request to have information from the various agencies each weekday morning, covering the period since our last contact. We appreciate those agencies that are helping us bring you the News@Noon.

NOTE: Reports of traffic stops, pedestrian checks and other activities without details have been eliminated from the reports published here.

Tehachapi Police Department:

Jan. 15, 2014

9:32 a.m. Burglary report. Occurred at Sears on Tucker Road. Someone attempted to break in the building last night-lock is broken. Disposition: Report Taken.

10:47 a.m. Petty theft less than $400. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East "F" Street. Counter-courtesy report req- reporting person was in Barstow at Motel 6. Some items were taken: purple container was taken from the bed of truck. Disposition: Report Taken.

12:03 p.m. Spousal abuse report. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East "F" Street. Counter - reporting person wants to report domestic violence. Past occurred on Jan. 11. Disposition: Report Taken.

9:48 p.m. Assault report. Occurred at Tehachapi Hospital on West "E" Street. Past occurred on Monday, Jan. 13. 19-year-old female stating she was assaulted on Cherry Lane by two males.  Is now in the ER of the hospital. Disposition: Report Taken.

Jan. 16, 2014

4:41 a.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred at Love's Truck Stop on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Second hand info to reporting person from also employee. White van, Hispanic female driver, wearing shorts, grey hoodie, hair in a ponytail, brunette, late 20s, getting confrontational with truckers, in the area where the diesel trucks are fueled. When confronted her, she stated for him not to get closer, she had a weapon. While still on landline with reporting person, vehicle left the area and was seen getting on the 58 Highway westbound. Disposition: No Further Action Required

5:06 a.m. Stolen vehicle recovery. Officer initiated activity at Fast Trip on Tucker Road. Out with poss female in stolen vehicle. NOTE: This incident and above incident at Love’s involve the same person, Victoria Rojas, 24, Bakersfield, arrested and booked for Possession of Stolen Property, Broome Rd exit from SR 58, 2000 Ford Windstar Van stolen in Bakersfield was recovered.

Bear Valley Springs Police Department:

Jan. 15, 2014

9:32 a.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred at Greenwater Drive and Deertrail Drive. Flatbed trailer in the middle of the road between Deertrail and Cub on Greenwater. Disposition: Unable to Locate.

7:05 p.m. Reckless driving. Occurred at Bear Valley Road and Cummings Valley Road. Excessive speeding, tailgating, dark blue Subaru wagon, now entering the gate possibly turning on Cumberland, no plate available. Disposition: Unable to Locate.

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation: Between Jan. 15 and the morning of Jan. 16, the Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to 20 incidents, including a grand theft auto investigation in Golden Hills.

Stallion Springs Police Department: Nothing reported.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing reported.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 38. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 65. East southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. East southeast wind around 10 mph.


• TCT is performing "Cemetery Club" at the Beekay Theater Jan. 16 through Jan. 19. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening shows start at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.

• Wine pairing dinner at Don Juan’s Latin Grill, featuring wines of Opolo Vineyards. Saturday, Jan. 18. Fundraiser for Rotary of Tehachapi. Tickets: $70. Information call: 818-519-7144

• Fiddlers Crossing: Amber Cross, Old time/country/folk, Saturday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. $20.


• The Golden Hills Community Services District next board meeting is slated for Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the GHCSD headquarters on 21415 Reeves St. 


Wrestling – SEYL Dual Meet vs. Highland (6 p.m.) at home - THS gym on Wednesday, Jan. 15. California Invitational-Morro Bay Tournament on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 17-18. SEYL Dual Meet at North (6 p.m.) next Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Boys Basketball – Varsity (6:30 p.m.) / Jayvee (5:15 p.m.) / Frosh-Soph (4 p.m.) vs. East at home - THS gym next Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Girls Basketball – Varsity (4 p.m.) at Golden Valley (GV Tourney Championship Game) on Thursday, Jan. 16. Varsity (6:30 p.m.) / Jayvee (5:15 p.m.) / Frosh-Soph (4 p.m.) at East next Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Boys Soccer – Varsity (6 p.m.) / Jayvee (4:30 p.m.) vs. Garces at home - Coy Burnett Field on Thursday, Jan. 16 and vs. East at home – Coy Burnett Field next Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Girls Soccer – Varsity (6 p.m.) / Jayvee (4:30 p.m.) at Garces on Thursday, Jan. 16 and at East next Tuesday, Jan. 21.


None since yesterday's News@Noon

The next News@Noon will be published at noon on Friday, Jan. 17.

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