News at Noon

Tuesday, Jun 17 2014 11:53 AM

News@Noon for June 17, 2014:

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for June 17, 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 16, 2014

5:08 a.m. Vandalism report, occurred on, East "H" Street. Unknown subject is siphoning gas out of school district vans. Disposition: Report taken.

11:56 a.m. Subpoena service attempt, officer initiated activity at Mulberry Villa Apartments, West "E" Street. Disposition: Negative contact.

12:06 p.m. Warrant service, officer initiated activity at Santa Maria Drive. Disposition: Negative contact.

12:18 p.m. Auto accident — No injuries/property, occurred at Tucker Road/West Valley Boulevard. Cell 9-1-1 Call: Two vehicle accident, blue Chevrolet pick up versus silver SW. Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:38 p.m. Suspicious person, occurred on Oakwood Street, (Hundred block.). Disposition: Checks OK.

12:52 p.m. Warrant service, occurred on Aspen Drive. Cell. 9-1-1 call: Disposition: Arrest made.

1:47 p.m. Trespassing, occurred at Tompkins Elementary on South Curry Street. Several juveniles are skate boarding on the premises. Disposition: Unable to locate.

2:19 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on Hickory Avenue. Possible Health and Safety violation in a red Oldsmobile, older model, two males and female with red hair  in the back seat. Vehicle has now left, heading towards Cherry Lane.  Disposition: Unable to locate.

2:22 p.m. Assist other agencies, occurred on North Curry Street. Public works - requesting clear a vacant house, need to board a window. Disposition: Outside assist.

4:06  Threat report, occurred at Mulberry Villa Apartments on West "E" Street. Ex-husband is  threatening to break into her apartment and throw all her personal items out-
no restraining order is in place. Disposition: Advised.

4:21 p.m. Vandalism report, occurred on Golden West Court. Damage to trailer, appears someone has shot a BB gun to his trailer. Disposition: Information only .

5:13 p.m. Health and Safety, occurred on East "I" Street. Reporting party stating there is a lot of Health and Safety activity at this house. Would like an officer to surveillance the house. Disposition: Information only.

6:23 p.m Welfare check request, occurred at Taco Bell on Valley Boulevard. Check the welfare of a white female adult in her 30s w/ dark hair with possible hospital wrist band sitting on the grass behind taco bell. Female is yelling at cars passing by. Disposition: Checks OK.

7:04 p.m. Vandalism report, occurred at Trails End Mobile Home Park on East "H" Street. Unknown subject just broke the window to their vehicle, unknown loss. Husband possibly knows who the suspect, possibly still in the trailer park. . Disposition: Arrest made.

10:21 p.m. Burglary, inhabited, occurred on South Green Street. Disposition: Checks OK.

Bear Valley Police Department:

June 16, 2014

3:18 p.m. Welfare check request, occurred on Pinedale Drive. Is at Mercy Hospital and his wife was suppose to pick him at but has not shown up. Disposition: Checks OK.

5:20 p.m. Assist other agencies, occurred at Bear Valley Road/Cummings Valley Road. CHP requested to check the cone pattern. Disposition: Checks OK.

5:27 p.m. Shots fired/heard, occurred at Bay Court/Bear Valley Road. One .22-shotgun hear approximately four minutes ago. Disposition: Unable to locate.

6:03 p.m. Vehicle parked illegally, occurred at Mulligan Room on Rollingoak Drive. Trailer parked at handicap zone. Disposition: No further action required.

7:11 p.m. Reckless driving, occurred at Bear Valley Road/Columbia Way. Small white vehicle was behind the informant coming through the gate.  When reporting party turned onto Columbia, the small vehicle almost crashed into her, and was driving recklessly. Disposition: Unable to locate.

Kern County Sheriff's Department: Between June 16 and the morning of June 17, Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to 14 calls for service, including a burglary on Water Canyon Road, a burglary call on Adam Drive, a trespassing on Park Road, assault with a deadly weapon on Valley Boulevard and a patrol check on South Street.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


• The National Association Of  Active And Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet on Saturday, June 21 at Kelseys restaurant, located at 110 W. Tehachapi Blvd., at 1 p.m. All federal employees, retirees and friends are invited to attend. Come early and have lunch with the group.  
NARF meets the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call Royal Mink at 821-1015.

• The Tehachapi chapter of Relay For Life will hold a Team Captain meeting Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m., at Carden School, located at 20419 Brian Way. Teams are still being sought for participation in the event to be held July 12 and 13. For more information, call Lynda at 823-7525.

• The Farmers Market will be held Thursday, June 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Railroad Park.  Farmers and local growers will again be the focus, with additional vendors who sell handmade, local, and other related items. Food vendors will provide tasty treats and local musicians will provide the entertainment. For more information, call 822-6519.

•, where Jesus is always online is the theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School program at Good Shepherd Lutheran. The McAvoy family from Arizona will lead VBS with their high energy fun. VBS will run June 23 through 27 from 9 to 11:30 a.m., for ages kindergarten through 6th grade. Good Shepherd is located at 329 S. Mill St. For preregistration and more information contact Melissa Zehr at 823-1358.

•The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will present Bear Valley’s own Dan Bronson in a lecture entitled "Chasing the Rainbow." This lecture will take place on Saturday, June 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Equestrian Center in Bear Valley. Refreshments will be served, but reservations are required. Call Jeanette at 972-2344 or Nilly at 821-1587 for reservations and gate passes by June 18.

• 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.


• Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District meets June 17 at 5:30 p.m. at 490 West "D" Street.

• Stallion Springs Community Services District meets June 17 at 6 p.m. at 27800 Stallion Springs Drive.


No new obituaries today.

The next News@Noon will be published on June 18, 2014.

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