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News@Noon for May 16, 2014

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

The latest news - Perhaps inspired by concern for their coach, the Tehachapi Warriors turned in an admirable win over Hoover High School in Fresno this afternoon, beating the Patriots 10-1 in the second round of CIF Division III playoffs.... HERE.

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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:

May 15, 2014

2:01 a.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on Carroll Way. Cellular 9-1-1 call, fighting and screaming heard. Disposition: No further action required.

10:27 a.m. Warrant service. Officer initiated activity at 7th Street. Disposition: Arrest made.

10:41 a.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on Brentwood Drive. White male adult subject, 6' 1" tall, 240 to 250 pounds, white baseball cap, blue shirt, jeans, unknown to the area. Disposition: Assignment completed, unable to locate.

10:42 a.m. School resource duty. Occurred at Tompkins Elementary on South Curry Street. Petty theft by a student, student is in the office. Disposition: Advised.

11:20 a.m. School resource duty. Occurred at Tehachapi High School on South Dennison Road. Unknown circumstances, student in the vice principals office. Disposition: Turn over to school administration.

11:51 a.m. Peace disturbance, verbal. Occurred at Tehachapi Mini Storage on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Male subject is at the location cursing and yelling at the reporting party over a pending eviction from his locker, subject is locked out of the office, but is refusing to leave. Disposition: Advised.

11:58 a.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on East "I" Street. Four male and female subjects in physical fight in the street, no weapons seen. Disposition: Assisted. N

12:20 p.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on Chris Lane. White Toyota minivan with broken window, male driver with a child and female with shopping cart, subjects are rummaging through all the trashcans in the neighborhood. Disposition: Advised.

12:24 p.m. Welfare check requested. Occurred on Scarlet Oak Drive. Subject at the residence is repeatedly calling and hang in up. Disposition: Assisted.

1:31 p.m. Auto accident, no injuries/property. Occurred at Valley Boulevard/Mt View Avenue. Cellular 9-1-1 call. Disposition: Report taken.

2:05 p.m. Missing person located. Occurred on Valley Boulevard. Disposition: Unable to locate.

2:10 p.m. Petty theft less than $400. Occurred at Kmart Shopping Center on West Tehachapi Boulevard. In progress hispanic male, black tank top, plaid shorts came in the store and stole a movie. Subject is in garden shop ready to check out, possibly in possession of a knife. Disposition: Arrest made.

2:48 p.m. Counter at the Police Department. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Disposition: Arrest made, warrant.

3:06 p.m. Assist other agencies. Officer initiated activity at Santa Barbara Drive/Park Road. Enroute to assist on a possible resisting arrest subject. Disposition: No further action required.

4:37 p.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on Oakwood Street. Back door is open, home is vacant. Disposition: Checks ok.

5:06 p.m. Extra patrol. Occurred on Cherry Lane. Ford with white trim speeding up down the street daily and blasted his music around the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The reporting party would also like to report motorcycles speeding in the area. Disposition: Information only, unable to locate.

5:19 p.m. Health and Safety. Occurred on West "E" Street. Reporting party states that there is a smell of marijuana coming through his apartment walls from the neighbors apartment. This is an ongoing problem for the last six weeks. Disposition: No further action required, unable to locate.

6:56 p.m. Health and safety. Occurred at Indian Creek Villas on Tucker Road. Reporting party overheard two male subjects who were possibly arranging a  sale for marijuana. Disposition: Unable to locate.

9:28 p.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on North Hayes Street. Hispanic male, 5' 9", short black hair, mustache, wearing glasses, blue and white plaid shirt and baggy blue jeans left through the alley on south side of the apartment. Disposition: Unable to locate.

9:29 a.m. Missing person. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Her son has not come home, last seen this morning around 7 a.m. on his way to Monroe High School. Disposition: Report taken.

11:17 p.m. Missing person located. Occurred on West Valley Boulevard. Juvenile has returned home. Disposition: Checks ok.

Bear Valley Police Department:

May 15, 2014

9:01 a.m. Animal Call. Occurred on San Juan Drive. Reporting party has a sick/dying raccoon on his property but is unable to trap and relocate it. Disposition: Advised.

5:38 p.m. Accident without details. Occurred at Cummings Valley Elementary on Bear Valley Road. Two vehicle accident, unknown if injuries. Disposition: Assisted.

8:36 p.m. Missing person. Occurred at Bear Valley Police Department on Bear Valley Road. Reporting party's mother left Tehachapi at 2:30, mother was expected to be in Redland. Disposition: Report taken.

9:29 p.m. Missing person. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Her son has not come home, last seen this morning around 7 a.m. on his way to Monroe High School. Wearing unknown clothing, rides a black bike. Disposition: Report taken.

10:09 p.m. Peace disturbance, verbal. Occurred on Meadow Lakes Drive. Male/female, female half kicked male out, three year old juvenile in the residence heard crying, male is loitering outside the residence threatening female half. Disposition: Negative contact.

10:18 p.m. Welfare check request. Occurred on Deertrail Drive. Family disturbance, female heard yelling at children. Reporting party is concerned for the welfare of the four juveniles in the residence due to past disturbance family problems. Disposition: Checks Ok.

11:49 p.m. Missing person located. Occurred at Bear Valley Police Department. Reporting party advised his girlfriend contacted him by cell phone, wants to cancel missing person report. Disposition: Negative contact.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between Thursday, May 15 and the morning of Friday, May 16, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 23 calls, including a narcotics investigation on Shady Court, theft investigation on Mariposa Road, narcotics investigation on Santa Barbara Drive/Park Road, burglary investigation on Mountain Drive, criminal threats on Santa Barbara Drive, found property on Cummings Valley Road, theft investigation on Valley Vista Drive, 9-1-1 call on Highland Road, peace disturbance on Brian Way, and 9-1-1 call on Highway 58 East.

Stallion Springs: Nothing to report.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


• The Inaugural Healing Horses & Armed Forces will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 17, from at 3 to 6 p.m., at the Souza Family Vineyard, located at 26877 Cummings Valley Road in Tehachapi.

• The Friends of the Tehachapi Library will host a big book sale event on Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


• The Tehachapi Heritage League is sponsoring "Kids Day at the Museum" at the Tehachapi Museum in conjunction with National Museum Day on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• The eight annual Combat Hapkido self-defense seminar for men, women and teens ages 13 and up will be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, located at 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6.

• The Tehachapi Martial Arts Center will host the Defense Against a Bully class Friday, May 16, from 5 to 6 p.m.

• The Arts, Science & Technology Education Corporation of Tehachapi (AST) is sponsoring the 2014 Tehachapi Intermediate Space Challenge for Tehachapi 4th and 5th graders at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport on May 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will present the Tehachapi Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on May 26, at 10:15 a.m. The line up begins at 9 a.m. at Kmart and the parade finishes at Philip Marx Park, Mojave and "D" Street.

• The Catholic Daughters will be holding their Spring Rummage sale on Friday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in McMullan Hall at St. Malachy Catholic Church, located at 407 W. "E" St.


• Smart Growth-Tehachapi Valley will host a special water meeting, "Our Water Situation," Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Moose Lodge, located at the corner "F" and Curry Streets.

• Tehachapi High School will host the Senior Awards Night, Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m., in the Tehachapi High School gym. The school's many graduates will be receiving local and national scholarships and awards.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District’s regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, May 27, at 6 p.m., at Claude L. Wells Education Center, located at 300 S. Robinson St.

• Tehachapi High School will be holding special School Site Council meetings to finish up the business of the year. Meetings will be held Thursdays of May 22 and May 29, at 1 p.m., in the Administration Building in the large conference room. The public is invited to attend.

• The regular meeting of the Tehachapi City Council, Tehachapi Redevelopment Successor Agency, Tehachapi Public Financing Authority, and the Tehachapi City Financing Corporation scheduled on Monday, May 19, has been cancelled.

• The Kern County Parks and Recreation Commission will be conducting a meeting at Tehachapi Mountain Park on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Mess Hall at Tehachapi Mountain Park, located at 17350 Water Canyon Road. The Commission is seeking public input on future improvements at this facility.
The public is encouraged to attend and provide input.


Softball –  Varsity in CIF Division III playoffs vs. Hanford on Friday, May 16. Game will start at 4 p.m.

Swimming – Varsity at CIF Division I Championships at Clovis North High School on Friday-Saturday, May 16-17.


None to report.

The next News@Noon will be published on May 19, 2014.

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