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Thursday, Jul 31 2014 11:53 AM

News@Noon for July 31, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for July 31, 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:

July 30, 2014

12:17 a.m. Vicious, barking, biting, etc,  occurred on Tara Court. Disposition: Unfounded.

12:45 a.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on South Pauley Street. Possible trespassing to a vacant house. Disposition: Checks Ok.

6:55 a.m. Reckless driving, occurred at West Tehachapi Boulevard/Mt. View Avenue. Driving recklessly and fast eastbound toward town. Disposition: Checks Ok.

10:59 a.m. Missing person, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Missing person is reporting party's brother. He had seizures and is a diabetic - he was transported to Tehachapi Hospital on July 29. Missing person had no money. Disposition: Unable to locate.

12:54 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400, occurred at Kmart on West Tehachapi Boulevard. One male juvenile in custody.  Disposition: Arrest Made.

1:44 p.m. Drunk in public, occurred on Tucker Road. Reporting party saw a male, black, tall thin, male was yelling on phone. Disposition: Unable to locate.

1:59 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400, officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department, West "C" Street. Theft from a vehicle.  Disposition: Report taken.

2:10 p.m. Missing person locate, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Subject just walked in to the house.  Disposition: Assignment completed.

6:22 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Past occurred verbal was verbally abusive to reporting party, who is requesting officer contact in front of the store.  Disposition: No further action required .

8:42 p.m. Any civil problem, occurred on Golden West Court. Requesting officer contact for female  who is at his residence, and reporting party wants her out. Disposition: Advised.

10:23 p.m. Pedestrian check, officer initiated activity at West Tehachapi Boulevard/South Pauley Street. Tehachapi. Out with a subject screaming.  Disposition: Arrest made, under the influence.

10:33 p.m. Police 9-1-1, occurred on Golden West Court. Female reporting party stating husband is attempting to make female leave. Disposition: Advised.

Bear Valley Police Department:

July 30, 2014

11:10 a.m. Traffic hazard, occurred on Jacaranda Drive. About a mile up from Bear Valley Road, a large blue big rig is attempting to go up Jacaranda. Reporting party is concern the big rig is going to cause an accident or be in an accident. Disposition: Unable to Locate.

5:55 p.m. Found property, occurred on Deertrail Drive. Found bag of bark on the roadway. Reporting party will hold onto it if anyone calls. Disposition: Information only.

7:12 p.m. Animal call, occurred on Paramount Drive. Advising she saw a bear, last seen heading towards Cannenero. Info only.  Disposition: Information only.

8:27 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on Greenwater Drive. Lights on in the inside, reporting party believes it a vacation home. No cars are in the driveway. Reporting party also states that there has been no residents in the house for about six months, windy driveway going down. Disposition: Checks Ok.

10:59 p.m. Accident with no details, occurred on Pinedale Drive. Occurred on South Lower Valley floor, solo vehicle accident. Vehicle is now heading towards the lake, looks like Ford Explorer SUV. Disposition: No further action required.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between July 30 and the morning of July 31, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 18 calls for service, including: a 9-1-1 call on Schout Road/Tiffany Court, a shots heard on Umtali Roa/Toldi Court in Sand Canyon, a malicious mischief call at Keene Ranch, a 9-1-1 call on Highway 58 East, a 9-1-1 call on Cummings Tower Access Road, a peace disturbance on Yucca Court in Golden Hills, a patrol check on Santa Barbara Drive/Santa Lucia Street in Golden Hills, a health and safety warrant call on Blackburn Canyon Road/Blackpine Lane, a weapons possession on Summers Drive/Robertson Avenue, a suspicious circumstances on Cummings Valley Road, a patrol check on Brian Way in Golden Hills, and a suspicious circumstances on Weston Avenue in Golden Hills.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


• Annual Oldtimers Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, beginning at 11 a.m., in Central Park.

• Cerro Coso Community College will host Information Day on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Tehachapi Unified School District office, located at 300 S. Robinson St.

• The Salvation Army will host its annual Back to School Drive on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, at 538 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Donations of new and gently used, clean clothing for school age children are being sought in support of the drive. Sponsorships are also needed to help local children purchase shoes for $20. Families in need of assistance can call 823-9508 for information on how to apply.

• Cheers to Charity to be held Aug. 9 at Veritas.

• Annual Chalk on the Walk to be held Aug. 9.

• Have a Heart Humane Society will offer a low cost spay/neuter vaccination clinic Saturday, Aug. 9. Reservations can be made at Radio Shack on Saturday, July 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. No phone calls or emails please. Cost is $25 for dogs and $20 for cats.

• The Tehachapi Friends of the NRA will host a dinner and auction Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 5 p.m.

• The Tehachapi Mountain Festial will be held at the corner of Robinson and “D” Streets across from the Tehachapi Unified School District offices. Carnival hours are Friday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, from noon to 8 p.m. Presale tickets at a reduced price are available at the Chamber office.

• Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association will present the Junior Rodeo July 19 and 20 and the PRCA Rodeo Aug. 15 and 16. For more information, visit the website at

• The Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society will host a lapidary show at the Mountain Festival: Aug. 16 and 17, at the St. Malachy Church grounds.

• The 17th Annual Thunder on the Mountain Car and Truck Show will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17, at the intersection of Green and “F” Streets. Over 300 classic, vintage and hi-performance cars and trucks will start arriving at 6 a.m. Show hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with the band “Denim” rocking from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee to have a vehicle in the show is $35, with no charge to visitors of the show. For information and registration forms, visit the website or call 821-0055.

• Family Life Pregnancy Center is selling tickets for the Barrel for Life drawing, to be held during the Evening for Life dinner/auction on Aug. 22. The drawing will be for half a wine barrel full of four to five cases of wine of mixed varieties, with an estimated value of $800. Tickets can be purchased at the Center, located at 112 S. Curry St.

• The Tehachapi Praying Moms will be sponsoring a free min-retreat for all women in Tehachapi Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The retreat will be held at the Christian Life Assembly, located at 920 W. Valley Blvd. Space will be limited, so reserve a spot by calling 827-7601.


• The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District meets at 6:30 p.m. on July 30 at the Golden Hills Community Services District, 21415 Reeves Street.

• Golden Hills Community Services District's board of directors will hold a special meeting from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Aug. 2 at the district office, 21415 Reeves St.

• Tehachapi City Council meets at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 South Robinson St.

• Local law enforcement and a variety of community organizers are hosting “National Night Out,” on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Philip Marx Central Park on East E Street between Davis Street and Mojave Street. Activities include free food, music, free prizes and all the safety information they can handle.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 South Robinson St.


• Lowell Clinton Hall, 1941 — 2014

The next News@Noon will be published on Aug. 1, 2014.

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