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News@Noon for July 18, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for July 18, 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.

Bear Valley Police Department: Data unavailable at this time.

Tehachapi Police Department:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

2:29 a.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred at Indian Creek Villas on Tucker Road. Cellular 9-1-1 Call: Verbal peace disturbance between two males, female also heard yelling for the subjects to stop. Disposition: Unable to locate.

2:45 a.m. Follow up. Officer initiated activity at Indian Creek Villas, Tucker Road. Disposition: Arrest made, under the influence.

4:09 a.m. Shots fired/heard. Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department. Officers heard several shots, possibly north of Curry. Disposition: Unable to locate.

5:32 a.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on East "F" Street. White male, jeans, light colored curly hair, possibly under the influence, in the laundromat. Disposition: No further action required .

5:56 Police 9-1-1 call. Occurred on South Street. Regarding male at laundromat on previous call, reporting party wanting to know if the male was found. Disposition: Advised.

7:42 a.m. Welfare check request. Occurred on Elm Street. Reporting party is standing with a boyfriend 21 years old, wearing blanket, white shirt, multi-colored skirt, red sandels. She is very upset, reporting party has to leave to work. Female is on the curb on Brentwood and Elm. Disposition: Assisted.

9 a.m. Suspicious person. Occurred at Monroe High School on South Snyder Avenue. Disposition: Checks ok.

9:17 a.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred on South Snyder Avenue. Disposition: Checks ok.

10:08 a.m. Suspicious person. Occurred on Clearview Street. Older Hispanic female,  white or light blue long shirt and pants unknown, pushing a shopping cart full of recyclables - has been sifting through trash in the neighborhood. Reporting party asked her to stop before, but she continues to sifting through the trash. Disposition: Information only.

10:37 a.m. Hit and run/property. Occurred on Elm Street. Past occurrence to a vehicle parked in front of vicinity. Disposition: Report taken.

10:50 a.m. Found property. Occurred on South Mill Street. Someone's clear bag with wallet and car keys. Disposition: Report taken.

10:53 a.m. Petty theft report. Occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Black male jumped over his fence and stole his bike last night. Disposition: Report taken.

11:28 a.m. Found property. Occurred on East "E" Street. Reporting party found a construction cap and white package left in front of her yard. Disposition: Report taken.

11:47 a.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred on East "D" Street. Residence motion and garage kitchen door, negative contact. Disposition: Checks ok.

12:06 p.m. Found property. Officer initiated activity at West "F" Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:24 p.m. Auto accident, no injuries/property. Occurred at Valley Boulevard/Tucker Road. Cellular 9-1-1 Call. Disposition: Report taken.

1:12 p.m. Police 9-1-1. Occurred at Four Seasons Trailer Park on West "J" Street. Cellular 9-1-1 Call: Spanish speaking caller at trailer park dialed accidentaly, however yelling heard in background, seems either under the influence or disoriented. Disposition: Checks ok.

1:37 p.m. Disabled vehicle. Officer initiated activity at East Tehachapi Boulevard/South Davis Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

1:42 p.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. Occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Dog left in car, white Ford Explorer, small dog, the windows are slightly crack four inches in front of store near TK pizza. Disposition: Turn over to.

2:04 p.m. Follow up. Officer initiated activity at Elm Street. Disposition: Advised.

2:12 p.m. Suspicious person. Occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Two hispanic females, one black female in parking lot by main entrance, approaching vehicles asking for money,
black female is wearing a turban. Disposition: Advised.

2:18 p.m. Pedestrian check. Officer initiated activity on West Tehachapi Boulevard with bicyclist. Disposition: Checks ok.

3:05 p.m. Petty theft report. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Stolen bike report. Disposition: Report taken.

3:12 p.m. Follow up. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Disposition: Assignment completed.

3:56 p.m. Traffic stop. Officer initiated activity at Monolith Street/East Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Arrest made. Suspended license.

4:37 p.m. Counter at the police department. Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department. Disposition: Assignment completed.

4:46 p.m. Vehicle repossession. Occurred on Tucker Road. Owner is aware. Disposition: Report taken.

5:48 p.m. Citizen requested assistance. Occurred at Burger King on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Reporting party is in front of police department, wants to speak to an officer regarding female subject at burger king. Disposition: Assignment completed.

5:57 p.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. Occurred at West "C" Street/Pauley Street. Vicious pitbull in area, brindle color, belongs to first house off of Pauley on right side, heading south. Disposition: Unable to locate.

6:05 p.m. See the woman. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Ticket sign off outside of police department. Disposition: Assignment Completed.

6:14 Follow up. Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department. Disposition: Assignment completed.

7:24 p.m. Warrant service. Occurred at Burger King on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Customer came up to employee reporting a female outside the business who was left there by her brother and has medical needs. Black female adult, 30's 5' 8", average build last seen wearing blue bandana and orange skirt. Disposition: Arrest made.

8 p.m. Alarm. Occurred on Commercial Way. City building - roll up doors. Disposition: Ok.

10:07 p.m.  Out for investigation. Officer initiated activity at Central Park, East "D" Street. Disposition: Advised.

10:58 p.m. Citizen requested assistance. Officer initiated activity at Mulberry Street/West Valley Boulevard. Disposition: Assignment completed.

11:16 p.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred on Commercial Way. Audible to the rollup doors. Disposition: False alarm.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between July 17 and the morning of July 18, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 27 calls for service, including: peace disturbance on William Tell Trail; information on Del Rio Way; stakeout on Lonely Lane; countyt ordinace violation on San Gabriel Drive; out for investigation on Water Canyon Road; out for investigation on South Street; out for investigation on Santa Barbara Drive; peace disturbance on William Tell Trail; peace disturbance on Zurich Drive; cruelty to animals on Fontana Street; assist other departments on Silver Drive; supplimental information on Santa Maria Drive; supplimental information on Park Road; burglary alarm on Santa Barbara Drive; suspicious person on Highline Road; assist other departments on Santa Barbara Drive; off highway vehicle disturbance on Verde Street; suspicious vehicle on Quail Springs Road; assist other departments on West "F" Street; out for investigation on Westwood Boulevard; see the woman on Sycamore Drive; out for investigation on Dogwood Drive; patrol check on South Street; and suspicious circumstances on Brian Way.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning.

Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. West northwest wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 15 mph.


• 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.

• Narcotics Anonymous will meet Saturday, July 26, at 3:30 p.m., at the Christian Life Assembly, located at 920 W. Valley Blvd. The event will feature a guest speaker and free hot dogs. Bring drinks or chips or just attend. For more information, call Marc at 750-1917.

• 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-Cummings County Water Distrit board of directors has called a special meeting at 9 a.m. on July 19 at the water district, 22901 Banducci Road.

• Tehachapi City Council meets at 6 p.m. on July 21 at the Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 South Robinson Street.

• The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District meets at 6 p.m. on July 23 at the Golden Hills Community Services District, 21415 Reeves Stret.


• Ines Duenas 1933 - 2014

• Westley "Wes" W. Kizer, 1934 - 2014

• Lois Darlene Bushnell, 1939 - 2014

• John R. Schuler, 1951 - 2014

The next News@Noon will be published on July 21, 2014.

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