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News@Noon for July 10, 2014:

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for July 10, 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:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

12:09 a.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on West "D" Street. Possibly at this residence, outside, young hispanic male, outside of the residence , wearing a t-shirt, baseball cap backwards,  was told to leave, dogs are inside the residence. Disposition: Unable to locate.

7:27 a.m. Property damage, occurred at Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Someone broke a main pipe for landscaping, unknown if a vehicle hit the pipe, requesting a report. Disposition: Report Taken.

8:03 a.m. Auto accident, occurred at Love's Truck Stop on East Tehachapi Boulevard. White Ford SUV vs gray Kenworth tractor trailer located  in the back of Love's near the fuel island.  Disposition: Civil Problem.

11:05  a.m. Police 9-1-1, occurred on Silver Oak Drive. Feed back unable to understand  subject stated he will call back. Disposition: No Further Action Required .

11:33 a.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred at South Hayes Street/East Tehachapi Boulevard. Male subject yelling in the area, throwing newspapers, no description available. Reporting party city worker. Disposition: Assignment Completed.

12:54 p.m. Citizen requested assistance, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Last week reporting party was involved in an accident in front of the fire department in Tehachapi. He and the other driver exchanged info. Disposition: Advised.

2:03 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Counter. Disposition: Report taken.

3:45 p.m. Any civil problem, occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Resident has not paid in past year, possibly financial fraud, long term care advised to call law enforcement. Disposition: Information only.

5:19 p.m. Annoying phone calls, occurred on Spruce Street. Reporting party is receiving phone calls, the unknown caller was cursing at reporting party then hung up. Disposition: Assignment completed.

5:59 p.m. Lost property,  occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Lost iPad. Disposition: Report taken.

6:10 p.m. Auto accident, officer initiated activity at South Curry Street/Fir Street. Came upon minor accident in the area.  Disposition: Report taken.

6:53 p.m. Threats death/bodily injury, occurred at Circle K on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Customer came into store, making threats to reporting party, then left. Disturbing party told reporting party "Next time you won't see me coming." Ongoing issue. Disposition: Information only .

8:00 p.m. Vandalism report, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Malicious mischief to vehicle, contact subject to the front of the PD. Disposition: Report taken.

10:22 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on Meadowbrook Court. Verbal males. Disposition: Assignment completed.

10:42 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred at East "I" Street/North Robinson Street. Heard possible gunshot from Robinson between "H" and "I" streets, then male and female arguing on foot, eastbound on "I" Street. No visual on subjects. Disposition: Unfounded.

11:02 p.m.   Suspicious circumstances, occurred on South Curry Street. Employee locking up/closing, was about to leave when subject knocked on back door. She could not see anyone through peep hole, but is afraid to go outside. Disposition: Assignment completed.

Bear Valley Police Department: Data unavailable at this time.

Kern County Sheriff's Department: Between July 9 and the morning of July 10, Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 17 calls, including: a patrol check on Golden Hills Boulevard/Rod Court in Golden Hills, a peace disturbance on Chimaninami Court in Sand Canyon, a loud music call on Golden Hills Boulevard/Brook Drive in Golden Hills, a patrol check on Brian Way in Golden Hills, and a suspicious vehicle on Sumac Court/Summit Road.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind around 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Light west northwest wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 59. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.


Relay for Life will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 through Sunday, July 13 at the coy Burnett Stadium on Tehachapi Boulevard, east of Synder Avenue. All proceeds will go to help find a cure for cancer. For more information, call Lynda at 823-7525.

• The Tehachapi Diabetes Support Group will meet Thursday, July 17, at 10 a.m., at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at 329 S. Mill St.

• Six area restaurants will be dishing out dinner at the Tehachapi Mountain Brew and Grill Fest to be held on Saturday, July 19, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Benz Visco Sports Park in Tehachapi.  
Tickets and more information are available at:

• HEARTS Connection will host the following events: Sensory Story time at the Tehachapi Public Library, Saturday, July 19, at 10 a.m.; Tehachapi Mothers of Special Needs park day with the kids, Friday, July 25, at noon, at Central Park; and Free EP Workshop for parents, Saturday, Aug. 23. For more information, call 328-9055.

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

• 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.

• 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.

• 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 East Kern Economic Alliance meets at 2 p.m. on July 10 in the community room of the Tehachapi Police Department’s new station at 220 West “C” St.

• Bear Valley Community Services District board of directors meets at 6 p.m. on July 10 at the district office, 28999 South Lower Valley Blvd.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District will hold a special board meeting at 5 p.m., on Thursday, July 10, at the district office, located at 300 S. Robinson St.


• Patricia Ann McCain, 1932 – 2014

• John Robert Schuler, 1951 – 2014

• Antonia Corona Collins, 1927 – 2014

The next News@Noon will be published on July 11, 2014.

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