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Monday, Jul 21 2014 12:00 AM

News@Noon for July 21, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for July 21, 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: Data unavailable at this time.

Bear Valley Police Department:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

10:44 a.m. Keep the peace, occurred on Parke Court. Keep the peace between process server and home owner. Process server wants to serve.  Disposition: Assignment completed.

10:53 a.m. Reckless Driving, occurred on Rollingoak Drive. White ford SD last seen heading westbound, almost hit reporting party. Disposition: Information only.

11:51 a.m. Animal call sighting, occurred on McCray Court. Mountain lion sighting.  Disposition: Information only .

1:27 p.m. Auto accident - no injury/property, occurred at Deertrail Drive/Surrey Way. A 2010 red Prius hit a telephone pole. The driver is in the vehicle unable to exit but not pinned. Car is on the edge of the bushes and cannot see if it is safe to exit vehicle. Disposition: Report taken.

5:46 p.m. Animal call, occurred on High Rock Court. Bear at reporting party's house destroying property. Disposition: Turn over to.

6:53 p.m. Petty theft report, occurred at Bear Valley Police Department on Bear Valley Road. Theft of rear license plate from reporting party's black corvette. Disposition: Report taken.

Friday, July 18, 2014

8:37 a.m. Animal call, occurred on Sorrel Court. Bear is in the neighbor's garage. The door was open and reporting party has called the neighbor. Disposition: Gone on arrival.

9:51 a.m.  Reckless driving, occurred on Heather Court. Red Camero speeding on reporting party's street. Office is welcome to park in the reporting party's driveway to observe. Disposition: Negative contact.

10:53 a.m. Suspicious activity, occurred on Highway 202. Big rig with smoking brakes
Disposition: Turn over to.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

11:51 a.m. Water department service, occurred on Cumberland Road. Water leak possibly from the water meter. Disposition: Turn over to.

1:10 p.m. Animal call, occurred on Jacaranda Drive. Bear in the reporting party's backyard. Disposition: Advised.

5:25 p.m. Vicious, barking, biting, etc, occurred on Sonora Court. Reporting party's house is on the corner, dogs barking next lot over.  Disposition: Assignment completed.

6:12 p.m. Reckless driving, occurred at Cummings Valley Road. Ford Focus swerving and driving at very low speed. Currently westbound on Cummings Valley approaching Bear Valley Road. Disposition: Unable to locate.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between July 18 and the morning of July 21, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 56 calls for service, including: Assist other departments on Stallion Springs Drive in Stallion Springs, a malicious mischief investigation on White Pine Drive in Golden Hills, a Fish and Game call on Umtail Road in Sand Canyon, a patrol check on Valley Boulevard in Golden Hills, a keep the peace call on Cross Way in Golden Hills, a suspicious circumstances on Valley Boulevard/Golden Hills Boulevard in Golden Hills, a cruelty to animals call on Adalante Street, a suspicious person on Buena Vista Street/Westwood Boulevard in Golden Hills, an assist other departments call on Clearview Street/East Valley Boulevard in Tehachapi, a music disturbance of the peace call at Brite Lake, a missing juvenile call on Valley Vista Drive in Golden Hills, a malicious mischief call on Mid Way in Golden Hills, a patrol check at Meadowbrook Park, a peace disturbance on Kid Place in Golden Hills, a suspicious person on Madre Street/Park Road in Golden Hills, a malicious mischief call on Creekside Drive in Alpine Forest, a patrol check on Park Road at Golden Hills Elementary, a spousal abuse investigation on Santa Barbara Drive in Golden Hills and a peace disturbance on Santa Barbara Drive in Golden Hills.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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


• 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.


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

• The Steering Committee for the Old Town Merchants Association is meeting to review these findings and begin action on revitalization goals at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, July 23 at Old Towne Pizza, 20430 Brian Way #5. Interested parties are invited to attend.

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


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The next News@Noon will be published on July 22, 2014.

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