News at Noon

Monday, May 12 2014 11:53 AM

News@Noon for May 12, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for May 12, 2014:

The latest news - William H. Dana, a former Tehachapi resident and one of the nation’s most respected aerospace pioneers has passed away. He was 83.
According to a news release from NASA, distinguished research pilot and aeronautical engineer William Harvey Dana died on May 6 after a lengthy illness.... HERE.

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• Boxing gym opens in town

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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 9, 2014

12:40 a.m. Peace disturbance music, occurred on West "D" Street. Loud music coming from a vehicle parked near the corner house. There are also people talking and dogs barking related to that residence. Disposition: Unable to locate.

10:35 a.m. Suspicious activity, occurred at Home Depot on North Mill Street. There is a bag  with zippers in the parking lot at home depot , no one is around. Reporting party is in a beige colored pickup by the Mojave Unified bus stop. Disposition: No further action required .

4:09 p.m. Counter at police station, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East "F" Street. Student and parent are at the counter regarding incident that occurred on the bus. Disposition: Advised.

16:20 p.m. Citizen requested assistance, officer initiated activity at Woodford-Tehachapi Road. Transporting someone who was stranded with no way to get home. Disposition: Assisted.

4:26 p.m. Peace disturbance verbal, occurred at High Mountain Apartments on Cherry Lane. Someone locked kittens in a locker in one of the apartments, two parties are fighting over kittens.  Disposition: No further action required.

6:00 p.m. Health and safety, occurred on West "E" Street . Drug deals going on at the house next door. Disposition: Checks OK.

8:25 p.m. Trespassing, occurred on East "H" Street. Someone is in his vacant residence.  Disposition: No further action required.

9:08 p.m. Extra patrol, occurred at The Village Apartments on North Mill Street.  Reporting party is out of town and her mother  is upset over a civil situation and stole reporting party house key and threatened to go the  residence  and vandalize it. Disposition: Information only.

9:39 p.m. Assist other agencies, occurred on Iris Way. White male 16-17 years of age bleeding from the face stated someone assaulted him.  Reporting party is acting erratic, Kern County Fire Department is staging and Kern County Sheriff's Office unit is extended from Sand Canyon. Disposition: Assisted.

May 10, 2014

2:49 a.m. Peace disturbance verbal, occurred on Pepper Drive. Subjects yelling and screaming in the garage across from Pepper Drive. Disposition: Advised.

10:27  a.m.  Welfare check request, occurred on South Mill Street. Elderly female lives at that address alone, she regularly receives oxygen tank deliveries and they are piling up on the porch. Reporting party has not seen her in two weeks and believes she may have passed. Disposition: Field interview.

1:48 p.m. Any civil problem, occurred on S Mill St, Tehachapi. Party is attempting to retrieve belongings from the home. Disposition: advised.

3:36 p.m. Auto accident-minor injuries, occurred at West Tehachapi Boulevard and South Pauley Street. Silver Honda Element vs white pickup truck, airbag deployment, female bleeding from her hand. Disposition: Report taken.

4:46 p.m.  Assist other agencies, occurred on Santa Barbara Drive. Possible burglary in progress, possible suspect is known to resist arrest. Disposition: Situation resolved.

5:11 p.m.  Assist other agencies, officer initiated activity at West "J" Street. Subject resisting arrest for Kern County Sheriff's Office. Disposition: Assisted.

5:24 p.m.  Suspicious activity, occurred on Oakwood Street. Two subjects with backpacks in the yard of an elderly female subject who is not home. Reporting party is concerned due to recent burglaries in the area. Disposition: Advised.

7:57 p.m. Peace disturbance verbal, occurred at Santa Fe Motel on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Male guest keeps coming into lobby and yelling about his TV, however will not allow manager into room to fix it. Disturbing party is currently is in his room. Disposition: Situation resolved.

9:05 p.m. Petty theft less than $400, occurred at Chevron on East Tehachapi Boulevard and South Robinson Street. White female adult, early 30s, wearing black beanie, sweater and sweatpants took a beanie and candy she is now standing in font of the restaurant across from the Chevron. Disposition: Assignment completed.

9:25 p.m. Peace disturbance verbal, occurred at Best Western Country Inn on West Tehachapi Boulevard. 39 year-old white female  disturbing the peace verbally with reporting party, smelled of alcohol, now sitting in parked vehicle near side of garden center. Disposition: Assignment Completed.

May 11, 2014

1:39 a.m. Disabled vehicle, occurred on North Dennison Road. White Chevy Silverado broke down on the bridge over Highway 58. Unknown if in roadway, reporting party is calling on driver's behalf. Disposition: Assignment completed.
9:14 a.m. Snake, officer initiated activity at Peach Blossom Lane. Relocating. Disposition: Assignment completed.

10:05 a.m. Pedestrian check, occurred at Ranch House Motel on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Arrest made.

12:49 p.m. Hit and run-property, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on E "F" St. Heavyset white male with black hair in an extended cab hit the reporting party's vehicle and fled westbound on Red Apple. Reporting party is en route to the station for report.  Disposition: Report taken.

2:21 p.m.     Pedestrian check, officer initiated activity at South Robinson Street and East Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Arrest made.

8:34 p.m. Petty theft less than $400,occurred at Circle K on East Tehachapi Bolelvd. Hispanic male wearing black sweatshirt with a Heineken logo took a 24-pack of beer and walked southbound toward City Park. Disposition: Arrest made.

9:29 p.m. Driving under the influence, occurred at Banducci Road Disposition: Turn over to other agency .

9:31 p.m. Battery, occurred on East "E" Street.  Pepper sprayed reporting party and hit him in the face, then left over the neighbor's fence. Reporting party is tagged as crazy person.

Bear Valley Police Department:

May 9, 2014

1:44 p.m. Unauthorized use of personal info, occurred on Martingale Way. Scam regarding medical supplies. Disposition: Advised.

8:47 p.m. Annoying phone calls, occurred on Columbia Wa. A male subject keeps calling and breathing into the phone. A black sports car drove up to the drive way and sat there for three minutes with lights on and then left toward the Whiting Center. Disposition: No criminal activity.

May 10, 2014

1:21 p.m. Vicious, barking, bite, ect., occurred on Deertrail Drive. Loose dog attempted to attack the reporting party. Dog was a 140 pound shorthair golden. Disposition: Advised.

2:58 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400, occurred at Bear Valley Police Department on Bear Valley Road. Reporting party's ex-boyfriend took bills and vehicle registration from her home. Disposition: Assignment completed.

11:49 p.m. Vicious, barking, bite, occurred at Greenwater Drive and Garces Court. Several dogs are barking, house on the Corner of Greenwater and Garces. Disposition: Assignment completed.

Kern County Sheriff's Office

Between Friday, May 9 and the morning of Monday, May 12, the Kern County Sheriff's Office answered 49 calls, including five arrests, two of them felonies.

Stallion Springs:

For the period from April 27 to May 9, the Stallion Springs Police Department handled 106 incidents, including 70 calls for service and 36 officer-initiated activities.
Incidents included:
• Stallion Springs officers, with assistance from Kern County Sheriff's Office, arrested Keith Schuldt on May 6 for domestic battery.
• Michael Perez was arrested on May 9 for being in possession of controlled substance.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 73. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 44. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with an east wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 47. East wind 10 to 15 mph.


• The Friends of the Tehachapi Library will host a big book sale event Wednesday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

• The Tehachapi Heritage League is sponsoring "Kids Day at the Museum" at the Tehachapi Museum in conjunction with National Museum Day on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• The 8th annual Combat Hapkido self-defense seminar for men, women and teens ages 13 and up will be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, located at 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6.

• The Tehachapi Martial Arts Center will host the Defense Against a Bully class Friday, May 16, from 5 to 6 p.m.

• 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.

• Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will present the Tehachapi Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on May 26, at 10:15 a.m.  The line up begins at 9 a.m. at Kmart and the parade finishes at Philip Marx Park, Mojave and "D" Street.

• 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.


• Smart Growth-Tehachapi Valley will host a special water meeting, "Our Water Situation," Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Moose Lodge, located at the corner "F" and Curry Streets.


Baseball – Game Tuesday, May 13 at 4:30 p.m. at home vs. Yosemite. Varsity in CIF Division III playoffs at Hoover on Thursday, May 16. Game will start at 4 p.m.

Softball –  Varsity in CIF Division III playoffs vs. Golden Valley at home on Wednesday, May 14. Winner to play at Hanford on Friday, May 16. Games will start at 4 p.m.

Track and Field – Varsity at South Area Championships (Liberty HS) on Wednesday, May 14. First event starts at 4:30 p.m.

Swimming – Varsity at CIF Division I Championships at Clovis North High School on Friday-Saturday, May 16-17.


None reported today

The next News@Noon will be published on May 13, 2014.

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