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Monday, May 19 2014 11:54 AM

News@Noon for May 19, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for May 19, 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:

May 17, 2014

12 a.m.  Burglary, inhabited, occurred on Sherwood Place. Someone broke into residence and took several items, occurred within the last week while reporting party was out of town. Disposition: Report taken.

1:59 a.m. Assist other agencies, occurred on Shirley Drive. Verbal disturbing the peace between male and female subject. Female was pregnant. Disposition: Assisted.

6:17 a.m. Hit and run/property, occurred at Love's Truck Stop on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Blue cab with silver trailer hit the stop sign west of Love's then continued eastbound on Highway 58. CHP contacted CalTrans for sign. Disposition: Assisted.

9:02 a.m. Assist other agencies, occurred on McIntosh Street. Reporting party on foot requesting contact, states he was hit by a vehicle on a past date and sustained injuries which he did not report at the time. Subject appears to be under the influence or publicly intoxicated. Disposition: Report taken.

6:48 p.m.  Verbal peace disturbance, occurred on East "F" Street. Regarding threats from roommate. Disposition: Arrest made.

7:44 p.m. Verbal peace disturbance, occurred on Bartlett Street. Between mother and daughter, reporting party will be standing by, info there are guns in the residence. Disposition: Civil problem.

7:56 p.m. Fire, occurred on East Sutter Street. Fire was reported at the far east end of Sutter Street in the field, where two male adults in a silver hatchback. Reporting party saw small fire near the subjects then they were stomping it out. Disposition: Turn over to other agency.

10:32 p.m. Assist other agencies, occurred on Alta Vista Avenue. Elderly female has fallen and firefighters need to force entry to residence. Requested Tehachapi police officers to be on scene for safety reasons. Disposition: Turn over to other agency.

May 18, 2014

1:26 a.m. Out of control juvenile, occurred on East "E" Street. Juvenile ran away after mother disciplined her. Reporting party believes she is at her boyfriend’s house but he is refusing to open the door. Disposition: Advised.

12:39 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred at Albertson's on Tucker Road. Disturbance of the peace with older female in green shirt and male in black hat with plaid jacket, parked between store and gas station under the tree. Disposition: Gone on arrival.

12:59 p.m.  Assist other agencies, occurred at Mountain Park. Subject headed down to the manager's located at the parking lot. Subject was attacked with a dog bone, both Kern County Sheriff's Office and Kern County Fire Department have been contacted and are responding, Disposition: Outside assist.

4:43 p.m. Pedestrian check, officer initiated activity at West Park and West "D" Street. Disposition: Arrest made.

9:01 p.m. Pedestrian check, officer initiated activity at The Village Apartments, North Mill Street. Disposition: Arrest made.

May 19, 2014

3:34 a.m. Suspicious activity, occurred on Pepper Drive. Minivan has the sliding door open. Disposition: Checks OK.

3:36 a.m.  Battery, occurred on Cherry Lane, male forced entry into apartment and began hitting and kicking male inside. Suspect fled in unknown direction, victim declined medical aid. Disposition: No further action required.

4:39 a.m. Battery, occurred on East "F" Street. Suspect hit victim in the face. Incident occurred at suspect’s residence. Disposition: Arrest made.

Bear Valley Police Department:

May 16, 2014

7:23 a.m. Shots fired/heard, occurred on Brian Way. Disposition: Turn over to other agencies.

7:30 a.m. Missing person locate, officer initiated activity at Golden Court Mobile Home Park, South Lion Street. Request officer from Hemet Police Department to verify welfare of missing person who is now in their jurisdiction. Officer with the Hemet Police Department had contact with the missing person and verified she is well. Disposition: advised.

8:21 a.m. Trespassing, occurred at Golf Course on North Lower Valley Road. Three males entered the golf course from hole three, reporting party believes they are not authorized. Disposition: Advised.

10:55 a.m. Animal call, occurred at Sierra Vista Resort on San Juan Drive. The raccoon from yesterday has not died and is now under the entryway stairs at Sierra Vista Resort. Disposition: Advised.

5:32 p.m. Suspicious activity, occurred on Pinedale Drive. Big green truck with "Nitro" on the side. Appears to be a man and woman driving around the area, getting out of the vehicle and looking around. Disposition: No further action required.

May 17, 2014

9:34 a.m. Vicious dogs on Jacaranda Drive. Two dogs continually barking. Disposition: Assignment completed.

8:04 p.m. Traffic stop, officer initiated activity at the gate at Bear Valley Road. Disposition: Arrest made.

8:46 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred at Lakeview Drive/Gosset Way. Reporting party complaining of a male mowing the lawn too late. House is approximately five houses away from Gosset on Lakeview Drive. Disposition: Unable to locate.

May 18, 2014

9:22 a.m.  Bear Valley CSD ordinance, occurred at Cub Lake on Bear Valley Road. Large German shepherd not on a leash, owner is present. Caller feels threatened. Disposition: Advised.

10:55 a.m. Counter at the police department, occurred at Bear Valley Police Department on Bear Valley Road. Victim notified that someone attempted to open a credit account in his name. Disposition: Report taken.

4:11 p.m. Shots fired/heard, occurred on Buckthorne Court. Subject on location two hills over discharging large rifle. Disposition: Advised.

4:28 p.m. Assist other agencies, occurred on Highway 58,  Semi-truck trailer on fire. Disposition: Turn over to other agencies.

10:12 p.m. Snake, occurred on Oakflat Drive. Snake in the front of the vehicle. Disposition: Turn over to other agency.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between Friday, May 9 and the morning of Monday, May 12, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 49 calls, including shots heard on Rabitisha Avenue, see the woman on Mariposa Road, missing juvenile on Santa Barbara Drive, theft investigation on Tiffany Circle, suspicious circumstances investigation on Valley Boulevard, grand theft investigation on Briarwood Street, child molestation investigation on Old Town Road, county ordinance violation on Broome Road, loud music on Santa Barbara Drive, trespassing on Pinon Heights, loud music on Madre Street, suspicious circumstances on Santa Barbara Drive, trespassing on Golden Hills Boulevard, see the woman on Valley Vista Drive, vicious dog on Milky Way, criminal threats investigation on Horseshoe Lane, suspicious circumstances on Iris Way, peace disturbance on Woodford/Tehachapi Roads, spousal abuse on Santa Barbara Drive, 9-1-1 call on Mariposa Road, trespassing on Santa Barbara Drive, suspicious circumstances on Santa Barbara Drive, burglary investigation on Sweet Water Road/Pine Canyon Road, peace disturbance on McCarthy Drive, suspicious circumstances on Santa Maria Drive, peace disturbance on Golden Hills Boulevard, and battery investigation on Golden Hills Boulevard.

Stallion Springs: Nothing to report.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph..

Tuesday night: A slight chance of thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.


• 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.

• A Beekeeping Workshop will be held Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A free presentation will also be held on Friday, March 23, at 6 p.m., at the Tehachapi Community Theater's 2nd Space, located at 431 "J" St.

• Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will present the Tehachapi Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26, at Philip Marx Park, Mojave and "D" Street.

• Freemasons will meet on Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., in the Tehachapi Masonic Center, located at 24309 Cummings Valley Road. 

• 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.

• Scout Troop 178 will host a rummage sale to raise money for Scout Camp on Saturday, May 31, beginning at 7 a.m., at the Health and Wellness Parking lot, located at 20241 Valley Blvd.


• 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 Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District board of supervisors will meet 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at 22901 Banducci Road.

• 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 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Lisa Kroese will give a presentation and answer questions on the topic of "What will we do with all of our stuff?" The public is invited and the June 5 meeting will be at the Senior Center, located at 500 E. "F" St., beginning at 6:30 pm.


Baseball –  Warriors play Golden West in baseball playoff Tuesday, May 20, 4:30 p.m. on the Jacobsen Middle School field.


• James Jolly, 2013 — 2014

• Dale Eugene Folwell, 1934 — 2014

The next News@Noon will be published on May 20, 2014.

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