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Tuesday, Nov 05 2013 11:53 AM

News@Noon for Nov. 5, 2013

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Nov. 5, 2013:

The latest news - This week's edition of the Tehachapi News contains not only the happenings of the past week and the happenings of the coming week, but enterprise stories you can find no where else. Pick up a copy at one of the green boxes around town or browse AND...The City Council met last night to discuss several issues, including the introduction of an ordinance to dissolve the Airport Commission and establish an ad hoc advisory committee in its place. READ the story.

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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:

Nov. 1, 2013

8:23 a.m. Health and safety check at Tehachapi High School. Student is possibly under the influence of marijuana. DIsposition: Arrest made.

8:36 a.m. Disturbing the peace on East "E" Street. Caller overheard husband and wife fighting outside but they are now inside. Overheard someone say they had a gun, possibly the female, but reporting party saw no gun. Disposition: Arrest made of a 31-year-old male on misdemeanor warrants.

2:55 p.m. Suspicious circumstances at apartments on Tucker Road. Needle was found in a Twix candy bar, which was received in the area of Clearview and Green streets. Reporting party stated she was about to eat one of her son's candy bars and found the needle. She said she called Kern County Sheriffs at 12:30 a.m. and was told that she would have to respond to the station to make a report. Not having a car available, she did not do so. She called TPD about 14 hours later at 2:55 p.m. TPD responded and collected the candy bar and needle. The investigation is continuing. Disposition: Report taken.

3:03 p.m. Burglary report on Cellini Court. Glass window was broken, and the only thing apparently missing is a laptop computer. DIsposition: Report taken.

5:58 p.m. Auto accident with minor injuries on East Steuber Road. Single car accident with the airbag deployed. Victim is an elderly lady and is in the restaurant, conscious and breathing. Disposition: Advised.

9:33 p.m. Burglary report on Michael Avenue. Someone entered through an open window and destroyed items inside the house. No one is inside now, but reporting party believes her ex may have done it. Subject has broken in to her house before and has been following her around town. Disposition: Report taken.

Nov. 3, 2013

10:42 a.m. Petty theft of less than $400 at restaurant on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Believes person has taken a set of keys. Disposition: Report taken.

12:26 p.m. Burglary report on Mulberry Street. An electric guitar worth between $600 and $700 was taken. Dispostiion: Report taken.

12:41 p.m. Defrauding an innkeeper on West Tehachapi Boulevard. White male adult made entry through a window and used the room without paying. Disposition: Report taken.

2:26 p.m. Vandalism against a person or property of another call on West "D" Street. Several juveniles are jumping on trash cans. Disposition: Arrest made of 18-year-old for possession of marijuana.

5:01 p.m. Suspicious circumstances on West "J" Street. Looks like two people are trying to stash a bike in the back yard of a residence. Disposition: Arrest made of 22-year-old male for possession of a controlled substance.

Nov. 4, 2013

12:05 a.m. Pedestrian check at Cherry Lane. Disposition: Arrest made.

9:20 a.m. Auto accident with no injuries/property on Tucker Road. Disposition: Assignment completed.

11:45 a.m. Traffic stop at West "H" Street/North Curry Street. Disposition: Arrest made.

2:36 p.m. Warrant service on Contrada Lane. Disposition: Arrest made.

2:48 p.m. Petty theft report taken at police station. Cell phone was stolen from car while parked at business on Tucker Road. Disposition: Report taken.

3:31 p.m. Hit and run/property on South Mill Street. Disposition: Report taken.

9:22 p.m. Foot pursuit at Beech Street/Brentwood Drive. Disposition: Unable to locate.

10:08 p.m. See the woman on East "E" Street. Possibly a civil situation. She is wishing counsel regarding her missing animal. Disposition: Arrest made.

Bear Valley Springs Police Department:

Nov. 1, 2013

3:15 p.m. Traffic stop at Cumberland Road/San Juan Drive. Disposition: Arrest made.

Nov. 2, 2013

10:34 p.m. Animal call on Pioneer Court with pigs in the yard. Disposition: Unable to locate.

Nov. 3, 2013

8:06 p.m. Animal call on Pioneer Court. Man has wild boars in his yard and was told to contact police department. Disposition: Unable to locate.

Nov. 4, 2013

4:47 p.m. Animal call on Fox Ridge Court. A bull is loose and just walked up to the neighbor's front door. Disposition: Unable to locate.

7:58 p.m. Animal call on Pioneer Court with a wild boar in the front yard. DIsposition: Unable to locate.

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation

Deputies responded to 16 incidents between Nov. 1 and the morning of Nov. 5, including two out of control juveniles on Mesa Drive in Golden Hills, a burglary investigation on Sunnybrook Drive in Golden Hills, an illegal shooting on Greene Road in Sand Canyon. Deputies also made two arrests on misdemeanor charges for the week of Oct. 28 through Nov. 3.

Stallion Springs Police Department: Nothing reported.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing reported.


The National Weather Service in Hanford provides the following forecast for the Tehachapi area:

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 56. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 37. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 63. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

The remainder of the week will remain much the same, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s, and skies remaining mostly sunny and clear.


Tourism Commission meeting is Nov. 7

Little Black Train coming to Fiddlers Crossing Nov. 8

THS drama students to present 'Fame' Nov. 14-17

'Gone to the Dogs' 5K run set for Nov. 16

Check out the latest edition of The Weekender, our newly-redesigned Lifestyle & Entertainment Guide HERE


• The Tehachapi Planning Commission's next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. at the Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 S. Robinson St. The November meeting was moved to Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day.

• The next scheduled meeting for the Tehachapi Airport Commission is Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. at the Pilot's Lounge, 314 N. Hayes St.


Football – Varsity/JV at Garces this Friday, Nov. 8. Frosh at Garces this Thursday, Nov. 7. Varsity starts at 7:30 p.m. and JV/Freshmen starts at 5 p.m.

Volleyball – Varsity/JV/Frosh-Soph vs. Garces at home on Thursday, Nov. 7. Matches start at 6:30 p.m. (Varsity), 5 p.m. (JV) and 4 p.m. (Frosh-Soph).

Cross Country – Varsity/JV at SEYL Tri-Meet (East/Highland) on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Brite Lake. First run starts at 3:30 p.m.

Correction: The tryouts for the Starlings Volleyball Club will be Sunday, Nov. 17, not Nov. 18.


None since last updated on Nov. 1.

The next News@Noon will be published at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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