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Tuesday, Aug 05 2014 11:53 AM

News@Noon for Aug. 5, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Aug. 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:

Aug. 4, 2014

12:54 a.m. Assist other agencies, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. CHP requesting officer to scene for breath check.Disposition: Assignment completed.

5:28 a.m. Assist other agencies, officer initiated activity at Red Apple Avenue/McIntosh Street. Disposition: Assisted.

7:26 a.m. Vandalism report. Disposition: Report taken.

8:41 a.m. Warrant service, officer initiated activity at Fir Street. Disposition: Negative contact.

8:54 a.m. Warrant service, officer initiated activity at Arabian Drive. Disposition: Negative contact.

9:16 a.m. Burglary, inhabited,  officer initiated activity at West East Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

9:21 a.m. Any civil problem, occurred on West "D" Street. Disposition: Information only.

11:20 a.m. See the man, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Counter question regarding male subject going through his trash. Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:31 p.m. Extra patrol, occurred at Indian Creek Villas on Tucker Road. Extra patrol. Disposition: Information only.

1:24 p.m. Hit and run/property, occurred at Love's Truck Stop on East Tehachapi Blvd. Fiber glass on the back of the truck was broken. Disposition: Assignment completed.

1:37 p.m. Warrant service, officer initiated activity at Santa Barbara Drive. Disposition: Assignment completed.

3:10 p.m. Battery report, occurred on E Steuber Road. Male came in to the ER with a laceration on right eye from Chevron on Steuber Road, unknown subject came from behind and hit him in the eye with  his fist. Reporting party does not want to press charges or file a report, however the hospital has to notify law enforcement. Disposition: Assignment completed.

3:40 p.m. Burglary report, occurred on Tucker Road. Someone tried to break into ATM night depository sometime this past weekend. Disposition: Report taken.

4:49 p.m. Threats death/personal injury, occurred at West "E" Street. Reporting party has received a note on her door regarding an inspection to her apartment  on August 6.
Reporting party stated management has threaten her life  verbally. Disposition: Civil problem.

4:59 p.m. Counter at the police department, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. On going battery between brothers. Disposition: Assignment completed.

5:04 p.m. Annoying phone calls, occurred on Clearview Street. Reporting party thinks the subject who called her house stating he was from the Correctional Institution. Disposition: Assignment completed.

8:28 p.m. Assist other agencies, occurred at Kern County Substation on Old Town Road. Assist with probation search. Disposition: Information only.

8:51 p.m. Shots heard/fired, occurred at Bernie Construction on Mesquite Drive.
Two gun shots heard five minutes ago. Disposition: Unable to locate.

8:51 p.m., Shots fired/heard, occurred on Spruce Street. Approximately three minutes, sounded like a handgun. Disposition: Information only.

10:05 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, occurred on Contrada Lane. Disposition: Information only.

Bear Valley Police Department:

Aug. 4, 2014

9:47 a.m. Animal call, occurred at San Juan Drive/Cumberland Road. Loose horse in roadway. Caller advises it has a carriage attached to it. Disposition: Unable to locate.

9:48 a.m. Fire, occurred on Cumming Valley. Sees smoke from Cummings Valley/Bear Valley Springs. Disposition: Turn over to Kern County Fire.

10:03 a.m. Fire, occurred on Deertrail Drive. Smoke seen just south of house. Disposition: Turn over to Kern County Fire.

12:27 p.m. Theft of mail, occurred on Knight Court. Large package. Disposition: Assignment completed.

2:30 p.m. Petty theft report, occurred at Bear Valley Police Department on Bear Valley Road. License plate, courtesy Report taken for Sheriff's Department in
Lancaster. Disposition: Information only.

3:56 p.m. Trespassing, occurred on Oak Tree Court. Reporting party would like to talk to an officer regarding her neighbor.  Came to her house to complain about her three dogs that bark too much. She does not want him on her property any more.
Disposition: Assignment completed.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between Aug. 4 and Aug. 5, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 28 calls for service, including: A theft investigation on Monroe Lane in Golden Hills, a 9-1-1 call on Woodford Tehachapi Road/Brian Way in Golden Ways, a malicious mischief call on Santa Barbara Drive in Golden Hills, a malicious mischief call on Golden Star Boulevard in Golden Hills, a patrol check at Cummings Valley Elementary on Bear Valley Rad, a suspicious person on Madre Street in Golden Hills, a patrol check on Brian Way in Golden Hills, a shots heard on Madre Street/Campo Drive, a check the welfare request on Piedra Drive in Golden Hills, a physical peace disturbance on Country Club Drive/Woodford Tehachapi Road in Golden Hills, a patrol check on Santa Barbara Drive in Golden Hills, a shots heart call on Madre Street/Santa Maria Drive in Golden Hills, a malicious mischief call on Highline Road at Tehachapi Boys Group Home, a theft investigation on Umtali Road in Sand Canyon and a patrol check in Sand Canyon.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 82. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


• 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.


• 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 Golden Hills Community Services District Land Development Committee meets Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at the district office, 21415 Reeves Street.

• 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.



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

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