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News @ Noon for Jan. 17, 2013

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The News@Noon is presented by the Tehachapi News at noon each weekday except for the following holidays: President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Jan. 17, 2013:

The Latest News — The big news of the day is that the Board of Directors of Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District awarded construction contracts last night (the project will cost more than $87 million). Read about it HERE.

Stories recently posted to our website that may interest you:

• Suffering burros saved

• Youth completes Eagle Scout project

• Remembering what Tehachapi was like in the 50s

• Sheriff's inmates clean roadways

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.

Activity reported by the Tehachapi Police Dept.:

Tehachapi Police, from 8 a.m. on Jan. 16 through 8 a.m. on Jan. 17:

08:25 POLICE-911 Occurred on El Rancho Dr, Tehachapi. Cellular E911 Call: Disposition: Unable to Locate.
09:05 SCHOOL RESOURCE DUTY Occurred at Tompkins Elementary on South Curry Street, Tehachapi. Received a call from school staff, student in possession of
narcotics. Disposition: Non-moving citation issued.
12:41 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at Aspen Beer Wine And Meat Market, Aspen Dr, Tehachapi. Disposition: Warning
12:48 EXTRA PATROL Occurred on South Pauley Street, Tehachapi. Ordinance 1/16-1/27, No animals, sensor lights on the exterior. Disposition: Information Only
12:50 PARKED VEHICLE Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Unified School District, South Robinson Street, Tehachapi. Out with two. Disposition:
Checks Ok.
12:57 WARRANT SERVICE Officer initiated activity at Santa Fe Motel, West Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi. walking officers had dispatch run first subject and he is 10-35M. Disposition: Arrest made. The specifics of the arrest have not yet been made public.
13:12 FOLLOW UP Occurred at College Community Services on East F St., Tehachapi. Disposition: No Further Action Required
13:24 COUNTER AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East F St., Tehachapi. Child Custody dispute. Disposition: Advised.
13:29 FOLLOW UP. Officer initiated activity at Monroe High School, S. Snyder Av, Tehachapi. Pick up Narcotics for destruction, Disposition: Report Taken.
13:44 Unauthorized use of personal information. Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department, E F St, Tehachapi. Disposition: Report Taken.
13:50 VANDALISM AGAINST PERSON OR PROPERTY OF ANOTHER Occurred at BS&E Equipment Rental on E Tehachapi Blvd. , Tehachapi. The reporting party states for the last three school days, 4-5 minor juveniles  walk in the alley behind the business  seen kicking the fence in the alley and using profanity. Required patrol check of area when school gets out. Disposition: Information Only.
13:53 INDECENT EXPOSURE Occurred on Aspen Dr, Tehachapi. Victim wishing advice regarding picture messages being received on his cell phone, Disposition: Advised.
15:32 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at West D St, Tehachapi.(100 block.). Disposition: Assisted.
15:44 PEDESTRIAN CHECK Officer initiated activity at West E St, Tehachapi.(100 block.). Disposition: No Further Action Required.
16:19 POLICE-911 Occurred at Alps Dr, Tehachapi. Cellular E911 Call: open line/ screaming/ possible toddler playing on the phone. Disposition: Information Only.
16:23 DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT ORDER Occurred on East C St, Tehachapi. Reporting a 166.4,  Advising she will not show, Documentation only no report  Disposition: Information Only .
19:10 SUBPOENA SERVICE ATTEMPT Officer initiated activity at East F St, Tehachapi. Disposition: Negative Contact.
19:11 WELFARE CHECK REQUEST Occurred on Meadowbrook Ct, Tehachapi. Reporter would like a welfare check on his children/mother has turned off her cell and caller was concerned. Disposition: Checks Ok.
19:57 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at W Tehachapi Blvd/S Pauley St, Tehachapi. Disposition: Warning (Cite/Verbal).
23:04 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred on Beech St, Tehachapi. General burglary, unknown location No Response. Disposition: False Alarm.
23:07 CITIZEN REQUESTED ASSISTANCE Occurred on East E St, Tehachapi. Residence is in the alley/Reporter stating subject threatened them, stated she was "going to get TC and come back"/Reporter states she is
there to clean and paint the residence. Disposition: Assignment Completed.
23:55 PEDESTRIAN CHECK Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department, East F St, Tehachapi. Disposition: Advised.
00:00 PEDESTRIAN CHECK Officer initiated activity at S Robinson St/E Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi. Disposition: Checks Ok.
01:27 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred at Indian Creek Villas on Tucker Rd., Tehachapi. Reporting party states the apartment is supposedly vacant/but reporting party is hearing continual loud noises (door slams, etc.). Disposition: Checks Ok.
02:59 MISSING PERSON LOCATE Occurred at Kmart on W Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi. Service Class: Night supervisor states that when he reported to work he found that (someone) had been locked in the store last night/reporter will meet officer at the front., Disposition: Report Taken.
06:55  WELFARE CHECK REQUEST Occurred on N Robinson St, Tehachapi. Female responded to LAPD/ children are overdue and were to be returned to the mother per court order on 01/06/2013.  Mother is concerned due to the father's mental history, medication and criminal history.

Activity reported by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Tehachapi Substation: None
Activity reported by the Bear Valley Springs Police Dept.: None.
Activity reported by the Stallion Springs Police Dept.: None.
Activity reported by the California Highway Patrol in the Greater Tehachapi Area: None


  • The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Advisory for the Tehachapi area and other areas of the Kern County Mountains until 4 p.m. this afternoon.Southerly winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 55 mph are forecast. Gusty winds may make travel difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Areas of blowing dust with reduced visibility are possible.
  • Otherwise, today will be sunny, with a high near 55.Tonight will be clear, with a low around 32.
  • No rain or snow is forecast for the next seven days.


Golden Hills Community Service District Board of Directors, meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Hills CSD building at 21415 Reeves Street.The agenda calls for award of a bid for the Abajo Avenue Transmission Pipeline project.

Tehachapi City Council meeting originally set for Monday, Jan. 21,  has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 22,
due to the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

Almost, Maine opens Friday, Jan. 18, at the Beekay Theatre.

Blue Mustard returns to Fiddlers Crossing on Jan. 18

Tickets on sale for Feb. 9 Wine and Chocolate Tasting

Looking for more events and things to do? Check out the latest edition of The Weekender!

Boys Basketball — Varsity/Jayvee/Frosh at Highland on Friday, Jan.18. Games start at 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball — Varsity/Jayvee/Frosh vs. East vs. Highland at home on Friday, Jan. 18. Games start at 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Boys Soccer — Varsity/Jayvee vs. North at Foothill on Friday, Jan.18. Games start at 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer — Varsity/Jayvee at North vs. Foothill at home on Friday, Jan.18. Games start at 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Latest obituaries and death notices:

Edward D. Alford of Tehachapi passed away Jan. 16, 2013.Cremation has taken place and family services to be decided. A complete obituary will be posted on our website soon.

The next NOON NEWS will be published at noon on Friday, Jan. 18.

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