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News@Noon for June 9, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for June 9, 2014:

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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:

June 6, 2014

6:24 a.m. Warrant service, officer initiated activity at Cherry Lane. Disposition: Arrest made.

7:23 a.m. Vandalism report, occurred on Oakwood Street. Graffiti on a front window. Disposition: Information only.

7:46 a.m. Animal call, occurred on Ponderosa Drive. Acat is stuck in the swamp cooler. Prior to call being transferred the cat was released. Disposition: Situation resolved.

10:55 a.m.  Accident with no details, occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard Two vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Disposition: Report taken.

2:04 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred at West "E" Street. Adult Female wearing red and black flannel shirt and tan pants. She is holding her stomach and seems to be in pain. Walking toward St. Malachys. Disposition: Checks OK.

2:30 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred at Pioneer Park on West "I" Street. Verbal disturbance with two female juveniles. Disposition: Gone on arrival.

2:52 p.m.  Peace disturbance verbal, occurred at The Village Apartments on North Mill Street. Males and females are yelling at female who lives in one apartment. Just verbal at this time. Disposition: Advised, resolved

3:57 p.m. Traffic hazard,  occurred at Canyon Drive/Georgia. Motorhome blocking the roadway. Disposition: No further action required.

4:50 p.m. Traffic hazard, occurred on Tucker Road. Reporting party states traffic is all over the road due to location of cones. Disposition: No further action required. Proper cone pattern.

6:28 p.m. Welfare check request, occurred on Tucker Road. White honda civic right in front of Savemart with a pitbull puppy and all the windows rolled up. Disposition: Gone on arrival.

11:26 p.m. Police 9-1-1, occurred on West "J" Street. Cellular 9-1-1 call: Open line, unable to call back, male heard talking to female. Disposition: Checks OK.

June 7, 2014

9:45 a.m. Assist other agencies, occurred on East "I" Street. Medical alarm on 89-year-old male that fell, subject is not alert and attempting to refuse. Disposition: Assisted.

12:17 p.m. Any civil problem, occurred on Cherry Lane. Reporting party is receiving threats via text from her roommate. Reporting party is in Golden Hills with five children and no way to meet an officer. . Disposition: Advised.

12:48 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on Miller Lane. Red Durango sitting in Reporting party's neighbor's driveway and repeatedly going back and forth. Disposition: Assisted.

4:01 p.m. Attempt to contact, occurred at The Village Apartments on North Mill Street. Reporting party's mother stole the reporting party's house key and is calling reporting party stating she is going to break in and take her belongings while Reporting party is out of town. Reporting party requesting an officer attempt to contact at the residence and advise of trespassing if disturbing party is at the scene. Disposition: Negative contact.

4:20 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred at South Mill Street/West "D" Street, White male adult, six foot, shaved head, large earrings, carrying bag, wearing jeans, flannel shirt
subject is flagging down cars, advised the reporting party that a child was kidnapped from him and he is en route to Police Department to report. Reporting party believes subject is possibly under the influence. . Disposition: Unable to Locate.

6:01 p.m. Vandalism against another person's property, occurred at Circle K on East Tehachapi Boulevard. White female adult throwing items all over the store. Subject was disturbing the peace with reporting party's sister previously and came back to confront reporting party. Disposition: Advised, unable to locate.

7:27 p.m. Any civil problem, occurred at High Mountain Apartments on Cherry Lane,States roommate threatened to vandalize her apartment. Reporting party standing by in front of the complex wearing a black shirt and blue jean. Second half called 9-1-1 stating keeping her mail from her. Disposition: Civil problem.

9:20 p.m. Found property, officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department, East "F" Street. Disposition: Report taken.

9:52 p.m. Peace disturbance verbal, Occurred at Kmart on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Female screaming in the plot on the south side. A black male was leaving the area eastbound toward West Park. Male is wearing a stripped shirt and pushing a baby stroller. Female is wearing a black t-shirt and pushing a grocery basket following the male to the park. Disposition: Unable to locate.

9:07 p.m. Welfare check request, occurred on Spruce Street. Reporting party claims the male that resides at the residence is physically abusing the seven children in the home. Reporting party is receiving text messages from a 15-year-old female inside the residence. Reporting party could not provide details of the abuse. Disposition: Report taken.

June 8, 2014

1:05 a.m. Peace disturbance verbal, occurred at Michael Avenue/Lois Street. Loud music, unknown numbers, residence located on the far east side. Disposition: Advised.

6:43 a.m. Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Airport Industrial Park, North Green Street. Approximately eight subjects camped out behind the hangar. Disposition: No further action required.

4:26 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400, occurred on Aspen Drive. Saw person taking mail from boxes in front of her mother's residence. They have had several items taken lately.  Disposition: Report taken.

4:29 p.m.  Any civil problem, occurred on Cherry Lane. Subject is wishing to report items that have been taken by her roommate from her apartment on Cherry Lane. She is unable to meet at the Cherry Lane location because there are several subjects in her apartment without permission.Disposition: Civil Problem.

4:46 p.m. Assault, occurred on North Green Street. Cellular 9-1-1 call: Reporting party is wearing gray pants and striped shirt. She is carrying a suitcase and has a dog with her. Female has tried to run her over. Disposition: No criminal activity, crazy person.

5:12 p.m. Hit and run on property, occurred on Tucker Road. Reporting party is now parked in the Savemart parking lot and would like to speak to an officer. Disposition: Civil problem.

8:07 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on West Valley Boulevard. Physical between brothers. Disposition: No further action required.

9:04 p.m.  Disturbing the peace, occurred on Brentwood Drive. 9-1-1 call, three Hispanic male juveniles bothering and threatening reporting party. Subjects left eastbound on Brentwood, one of the subjects is wearing a dark shirt and jeans and one of the juveniles is on a skateboard. Disposition: Assignment completed, unable to locate.

9:58 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on Jonathan Place. Three white male juveniles in the field talking loud and obscene, reporting party cannot advise further description. Disposition: Unable to locate.

10:42 p.m.  Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at South Mill Street/West "F" Street. Two subjects ran toward the church building. Disposition: Unable to locate.

10:48 p.m. Pedestrian check, officer initiated activity at South Pauley Street/West "D" Street. Disposition: Arrest made on warrant.

Bear Valley Police Department:

June 6, 2014

1:42 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on Deertrail Drive. There is a small black two-door vehicle with damage occupied by one male adult seen driving slowly by vacant houses on the backside of Deertrail below Starland. Subject has no further information. Disposition: Unable to locate.

3:41 p.m. Disabled vehicle, occurred on Bear Valley Road. Disabled gravel truck blocking lanes. Disposition: Assignment completed.

16:34  Vandalism against property or person, occurred on Village Lane. Condo manager is standing by at Village Lane. Scaffolding was disabled, causing it to collapse. Disposition: Assignment completed.

10:23 p.m. Vicious, barking, biting, occurred on San Juan Drive. Barking dog at this location/ongoing problem. Disposition: Checks OK.

10:23 p.m. Fire, occurred at Town Center Campground on Serra Place, Campsite #11 or #12 CAMPSITE # 11 OR #12. Subjects have a very large open pit fire that looks to be in a pit of some kind. Disposition: Turn over to other agency.

June 7, 2014

1:55 p.m. Bear Valley CSD ordinance violation, occurred on Owl Court. Reporting party's neighbor is cutting down trees at a residence across from that address. Disposition: No criminal activity.

5:17 p.m. Vicious, barking, biting, occurred on Lakeview Drive. Two aggressive labs rushed the reporting party. He is in a white jeep following them, one has a collar but reporting party doesn't want to get closer to see it. Disposition: Assignment completed.

6:40 p.m. Fire, occurred on South Lower Valley Road. Smoke seen west of the reporting party about three-quarters of a mile up, caller transferred to fire department.  Disposition: No further action required.

8:39 p.m. Reckless driving, occurred at Rollingoak Drive/Peso Court. Newer model Camaro, red with black stripes driving in the opposite lane. Disposition: Information only .

10:25 p.m Suspicious vehicle, occurred on Lakeview Drive. Gray four-door Nissan Sentra parked across from reporting party's address, and has been parked and blacked out for approximately 30 minutes. Vehicle left once reporting party came home. Disposition: Assignment completed.

11:31 p.m. Vicious, barking, biting, occurred on Oakflat Drive. Barking dog. Disposition: Advised.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between June 6 and the morning of June 9, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 56 calls for service, including an out of control juvenile on Copper Drive, a suspicious individual on Golden Hills Boulevard, a criminal threats investigation on Pat Court, a shots heard call on Algoma Drive, a theft investigation on Cherry Lane, a suspicious person on Tucker Road, a shots heard call on Santa Maria Drive, a verbal disturbance of the peace on Circle Drive, a suspicious circumstance on Golden Hills Boulevard, a burglary investigation on Brian Way, a burglary investigation on Woodford Tehachapi Road, a suspicious individual on Park Road, a county ordinance violation on Golden Star Boulevard/Golden Hills Boulevard, a burglary investigation on Valley Boulevard, a disturbance of the peace on Woodford Tehachapi Road at Tom Sayer lake and a suspicious person on Piedra Drive.

Stallion Springs: Nothing to report.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 96. East wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 58. West wind around 15 mph.


• The Main Street Farmers Market will is on June 12 and will run every Thursday until Aug. 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• College Community Services — The Learning Center, located at 107 S. Mill St., Suite B, will be hosting Movie Day Wednesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. RSVP at least two days in advance of the event by calling 822-4639.

• The seventh annual Main Street Tehachapi Chili Cookoff will be held Downtown on Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 822-6519.

* Mountain Bible Church will be having a patio/yard sale on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days, 630 Maple St., on the corner of Maple Street and Mountain View.

• College Community Services — The Learning Center, located at 107 S. Mill St., Suite B, will be hosting a BBQ and potluck event Wednesday, June 25, from noon to 2 p.m. Hamburgers and hotlines will be provided. Bring a dish to share with approximately 10 people. RSVP at least two days in advance of the event by calling 822-4639.

• Train Faire/Fun Day at the Depot, Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• “110 in the Shade,” directed by Chris Morales, at BeeKay Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. Seats $18: buy online at

• Kickin’ Cancer in the Butt Run at Meadowbrook Park, Saturday, June 14, registration begins at 6 a.m., with race to begin at 7 a.m.

• Father’s Day BBQ at Souza Family Vineyard, Saturday, June 14, 1 to 4 p.m., cost is $20, reservations are required.


• Bear Valley Community Services District will hold a special infrastructure meeting on June 10 at 9 a.m. at 28999 South Lower Valley Road. It's normal meeting will be held 6 p.m. on June 12 at the same location.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District’s regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, June 10, at 6 p.m., at Claude L. Wells Education Center, located at 300 S. Robinson St.

• Join the Tehachapi area Boy Scouts of America for a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Friday, June 13, at 5 p.m.

• Techachpi City Council meets Monday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at Claude L. Wells Education Center, located at 300 S. Robinson St.


• Dexter Raymond Reese, 1931 – 2013 and Phyllis Marie Reese, 1929 – 2014

• Jimmie Jewel Abbott "Pa," 1930 – 2014

• Madge Lucille Householder, 1912 – 2014

• Genevieve Margaret Higgins, 1919 – 2014

• Filipe Toledo Gonzalez, 1986 – 2014

The next News@Noon will be published on June 10, 2014.

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