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Wednesday, Jun 11 2014 11:54 AM

News@Noon for June 11, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for June 11, 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 10, 2014

12:15 a.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred on West "J" Street. Loud audible alarm, coming from across the way from reporting party's residence. Disposition: Information only, checks ok.

7:52 a.m. Found property. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Disposition: Report taken.

8:50 a.m. Subpoena service attempt. Officer initiated activity at Camp Drive. Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:34 p.m. Counter at the Police Department. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Harassment report. Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:49 p.m. Any civil problem. Occurred on Tucker Road. A driver of a tractor was backing up and reporting party was going south on Tucker Road, the tractor almost hit him. Subjects got into a verbal disturbance, Cal Tran guy was taking pictures. Disposition: Advised.

3:41 p.m. Vehicle identification. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Disposition: Assignment completed.

5:44 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on North Robinson Street. Subject is throwing rocks at reporting party's residence. Disposition: Arrest made.

7:36 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on North Green Street. Residence across the street, males seen in verbal dispute, no weapons seen, older male and son, complaining about weed wacking and lawn mowing. Disposition: Situation resolved.

10:14 p.m. Health and Safety. Occurred at South Mill Street/Brentwood Drive. Reporting Party just witnessed a hand to hand transaction involving two females, one hispanic female wearing a red hood. Disposition: Information only, unable to locate.

10:14 p.m. Health and Safety. Occurred on East "E" Street. Can smell marijuana at the apartment. Disposition: Unfounded.

10:16 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on East "E" Street. Reporting party states unknown subjects are outside his apartment yelling at the reporting party and intimidating him. Reporting party disconnected when questioned further/possibly under the influence or crazy person. Disposition: Assignment completed.

11:01 p.m. Petty theft of less that $400. Occurred on South Davis Street. Cellular 9-1-1 call. Occurred at the parking lot approximately 30 minutes ago, purse taken from vehicle, reporting party is now at home. Purse taken from gray Suzuki. Disposition: Report taken.

11:09 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on South Mill Street. Male subject yelling and screaming and was possibly a disturbance between a male and female, but female is no longer heard. Four children on scene under the age of 10. Disposition: Situation resolved.

Bear Valley Police Department:

June 10, 2014

2:20 p.m. Animal call. Occurred on Winchester Court. Bear sighting. Disposition: Information only.

4:26 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on Shoreline Court. Several female and male adults were loitering on her front lawn, when she asked them if she could assist them, they cursed at her and told her to call the cops. Subjects are now laying on blankets on the property next to her. Disposition: Advised.

5 p.m. Animal call. Occurred at Bear Valley Road/Columbia Way. On the right hand side, goat is on the side of the road, possible traffic hazard. Disposition: Unable to locate.

6:02 p.m. Police 9-1-1. Occurred on Dart Drive. Residence, 48 year old female choking on a pill. Disposition: Advised.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between June 10 and the morning of June 11, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 24 calls for service, including a burglary on Schout Road, county ordinance violation on Rowe Avenue, malicious mischief on White Pine Drive, fraud using personal information of Tin Court, cruelty to animals on Valley Boulevard, peace disturbance on Bertram Circle, suspicious circumstances on Weston Avenue, trespassing on Retreat Place and malicious mischief on Westwood Boulevard.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 55. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.


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

• 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, Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15, 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 its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on June 12 at the same location.

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

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


No new obituaries today.

The next News@Noon will be published on June 12, 2014.

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