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Thursday, Jun 05 2014 11:54 AM

News@Noon for June 5, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for June 5, 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 4, 2014
12:01 a.m. Pedestrian check. Officer initiated activity at Pioneer Park, West "I" Street. Disposition: Arrest made, under the influence.

6:33 a.m. Missing person located. Occurred on Contrada Lane. Has returned home. Disposition: Checks ok.

7:02 a.m. Traffic hazard. Occurred at East Tehachapi Boulevard/South Dennison Road. The bar on the railroad track on Dennison has been broken arm, is laying on the tracks and needs to be moved. Disposition: Situation resolved.

7:40 a.m. Welfare check request. Occurred at South Mill Street/West "F" Street. See the woman on a female who was in the middle of the street, white female, slight build, 5' 4", jeans, black long sleeve shirt. She is now walking down on  Mill toward "F" Street. Female seems lost and distraught. Disposition: Unable to locate.

8:34 a.m. Vehicle parked illegally. Officer initiated activity at Monolith Street. Vehicle code violations on Monolith Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

9:13 a.m. Extra patrol. Occurred at Brentwood Drive/Willow Court. There are juveniles that are always playing outside in the street. Reporting party concerned children may get hit by a car. The children's ages are 2 and 7 and they never seem to be supervised. House is on the corner of Brentwood/Willow Court,
no fence. Childern are outside now. Disposition: Advised.

9:18 a.m. Vandalism against person or property of another. Occurred on East "J" Street. In the alley back house, window to the rear of home, the window is broken, house is vacant. Disposition: Assignment completed.

10:19 a.m. Tehachapi City ordinance. Occurred at West "F" Street/South Curry Street. White female, blue jeans, back pack, walking a dog and threw cigarettes and a book of matches to the ground purposely for the inmates to pick up. Last seen walking toward "F" Street. Reporting Party will be in the parking lot across the street from TPD. Disposition: Unable to locate.

10:43 a.m. Health and safety. Occurred at West Park on West "D" Street. Far west dug out in the far western corner, possible health and safety activity, marijuana, wearing beige short red shirt, blue jeans and has a dog. Disposition: Advised. Unfounded.

11:48 a.m. Peace disturbance, verbal. Occurred on Tucker Road. Verbal disturbance escalating in the parking lot. White male adult, black T-shirt, black baseball cap vs. two females in a van. Appears to be escalating. Disposition: No further action required, unable to locate.

12:21 p.m. Vandalism against person or property of another. Occurred at West Park on West "D" Street. Skate park vandalism in progress. Six or seven juveniles throwing toilet paper, and in the porta pottie,
one is wearing a red shirt, black back pack. Second is wearing black T-shirt and gray pants. Third is a female wearing gray shirt and jeans. Unknown description on others. Disposition: Assignment completed, unable to locate.

12:26 p.m. Suspicious person. Occurred at West Tehachapi Boulevard/South Green Street. White male older adult, wearing green T-shirt and blue jeans, hiding in the bushes in the ditch. Reporting party's concerned because students are getting out of school. Subject last seen in the dirt area on Tehachapi Boulevard between Curry and South Green Streets. Disposition: Assignment completed, unable to locate.

1:50 p.m. Fraud using personal information report. Occurred on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Unauthorized use of a credit card. Disposition: Civil problem.

3:24 p.m. Vehicle repossession. Occurred on Canyon Drive West. Owner knows vehicle was taken. Disposition: Report taken.

3:52 p.m. Trespassing. Occurred at Kmart on West Tehachapi Boulevard. There are about 10 juveniles playing on the carts, ages between  12 and 14, females. Manager asked them to leave, but they refused. Disposition: Advised.

7:44 p.m. Health and Safety. Occurred on Brentwood Drive. Possible drug exchange, female put RX bottle in her bra, they were smoking marijuana. Last seen on Cherry towards Tucker. White female, blond hair, and black male. Disposition: Unable to locate.

8:05 p.m. Hit and run, property. Occurred on East "D" Street. No suspected vehicle information. Disposition: Report taken.

9:21 p.m. Auto accident, no injuries. Occurred at Tucker Road/202 Highway. Dark gray Honda Accord and silver vehicle. Disposition: Report taken.

10:44 p.m. 9-1-1 Hang up call. Occurred on Maple Street. Multiple voices in background, Spanish speaking, drunk male, in street yelling, being aggressive. Disposition: Unable to locate.

10:48 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on Wild Olive Drive. Cellular 9-1-1 call. Second to last house on the south end on the west side of the street. Loud party with possible underage drinking and narcotics. Disposition: Checks ok.

Bear Valley Police Department:

June 3, 2014

12:20 a.m. Traffic stop. Officer initiated activity at Bear Valley Road/North Frontage Road. Disposition: Arrest made.

8:35 a.m. Animal call. Occurred at Arrow Court/Rolling Oak Drive. Large mountain lion sighting. Disposition: Checks ok.

11:53 a.m. Police 9-1-1 call. Occurred on El Rancho Drive. Cellular 9-1-1 call. Disposition: Checks ok.

12:48 p.m. Any civil problem. Occurred at Bear Valley Police Department. Child custody. Disposition: Assignment completed.

1:16 p.m. Bear Valley CSD ordinance. Occurred at CSD Parking Lot on South Lower Valley Road. Possibly illegal dumping-vehicle came in to Bear Valley with a lot of bushes in the back of his truck and dumped it at the dump. Disposition: Gone on arrival.

1:54 p.m. Sex registrant. Occurred at Bear Valley Police Department. Back in the jurisdiction temporarily, will notify Police Department when he leaves. Disposition: Information only.

2:33 p.m. Snake. Occurred on Green Water Drive. Reporting of a snake in the front of the front yard. Disposition: Turn over to.

4:31 p.m. Battery report. Occurred on East "E" Street. Past occurrence, reporting party's son as battered on the school bus. Make contact at the residence. Disposition: No further action required.

June 4, 2014

9:34 a.m. Police 9-1-1 call. Occurred on El Rancho Drive. Cellular 9-1-1 call. Disposition: No further action required.

10:13 a.m. Warrant service. Officer initiated activity at Sonora Court, and subpoena services. Disposition: Negative contact.

10:19 a.m. Traffic hazard. Officer initiated activity at Domino Hill, Bear Valley Road/Oakflat Drive. West bound lane blocked. Disposition: No further action required.

10:30 a.m. Welfare check request. Occurred on Pinedale Drive. Reporting Party has not heard from her mother for about a week. History of narcotic use. Disposition: Negative contact.

1:46 p.m. Driving under the influence of alcohol. Occurred on Bear Valley Road. Elderly female was seen purchasing alcohol, seemed very intoxicated, drove away from location.
Disposition: Assignment completed.

2:14 p.m. Police 9-1-1. Occurred at California Correctional Institution on 202 Highway. Disposition: Checks ok.

3:24 p.m. Vehicle repossession. Occurred on Canyon Drive West. 2013 Dodge Challenger white  no plate. Owner knows vehicle was taken. Disposition: Report taken.

June 5, 2014

3:52 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Occurred at Ryder Cup Lan/ePinedale Drive. Silver four door vehicle occupied by one white male adult sitting on Lower Valley Road and then proceeded past the dump and pulled over when noticed he was following caller. Disposition: Gone on arrival.

4:56 a.m. Reckless driving. Occurred at Gate on Bear Valley Road. Cellular 9-1-1 call. Orange or red Dodge Charger tailgating down Jacaranda, potential road rage situation. . Disposition: Negative contact.

5:54 a.m. Auto accident, no injuries. Occurred at South Lower Valley Road/Butterfield Way. Cellular 9-1-1 call. Cycle vs. deer, bike is in the roadway, declining medical attention.

Kern County Sheriff's Department: Between June 4 and the morning of June 5, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 23 calls, including a burglary investigation of Tehachapi Boulevard/Grand Avenue, criminal threats on Old Town Road, burglary investigation on Tehachapi Willow Springs Road/Highline Road, two calls to keep the peace on Mariposa Road, and burglary investigation on Water Canyon Road.

Stallion Springs: Nothing to report.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 84. West northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 55. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.


• LIBRA will host a used book sale Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, at the Railroad Park. Donations of used books are sought for the sale, and can be made by calling 822-9113.

• The Main Street Farmers Market will start at Railroad Park on June 5 and will run every Thursday until Aug. 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Have a Heart will host its annual yard sale Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, with gates opening at 8 a.m., at 20901 La Barranca Ave.

• College Community Services — The Learning Center, located at 107 S. Mill St., Suite B, will be hosting Movie Day Wednesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. RSVP at least two days in advance of the event by calling 822-4639.

• 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, 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.


• The Golden Hills Community Services District board of directors will have a special meeting from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 at 21415 Reeves St.

• 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 p.m.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District’s regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, June 10, at 6 p.m., at Claude L. Wells Education Center, located at 300 S. Robinson St.

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


No new obituaries today.

The next News@Noon will be published on June 6, 2014.

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