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Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 11:53 AM

News@Noon for July 22, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for July 22, 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:

Monday, July 21, 2014

3:29 a.m. Suspicious person, occurred on Michael Avenue. Something is causing the dogs to bark near the driveway. Prior trespassing incident at this residence. Disposition: Unable to locate.

3:31 a.m. Suspicious circumstances, officer initiated activity at Wild Olive Drive. Open garage door. Disposition: No further action required .

3:49  a.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on Canyon Drive East. Three male juveniles ding dong ditching, last seen southbound on Canyon Drive East. Disposition: Unable to locate.

6:39 a.m. Assist other agencies, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Child Protective Services. Disposition: Report taken.

7:48 a.m. Extra patrol, occurred at Jacobsen Middle School on Anita Drive. School is having problems with subjects walking on the roof.  Disposition: Information only.

8:19 a.m. Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at West Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Assignment completed.

8:33 a.m. Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at West "D" Street/South Curry Street. Vacant resident. Disposition: Assignment completed.

8:40 a.m. Warrant service, officer initiated activity at Sierra Ridge Apartments, East Sutter Street. Disposition: Negative contact.

10:05 a.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on Cherry Lane. Peace disturbance in progress at unknown apartment, unknown who is fighting, possibly above reporting party's apartment. Possibly three kids in apartment, 5-year-old, 6-year-old, 8-year-old. Disposition: Checks OK.

11:35 a.m. Drunk in public, occurred on Tucker Road. Disposition: Arrest made.

12:20 p.m. Police 9-1-1, occurred on West "J" Street. Subject  does not know where he lives, trailer park near the freeway on the exit ramp near the rental trailers. Reference name in rims address returned. He stated everything is fine but sounds under the influence.  Spanish speaking.  Disposition: Checks OK.

12:21 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on Cherry Lane. Peace disturbance between grandmother and mom. Children are in the house, unknown weapons. Disposition: Situation resolved.

1 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400, occurred at USA Gas on Tucker Road. Hispanic male, 25 years old,  wearing gray shirt unknown color shorts, shaved head. Subject came in the store and stole two cans of beer. He was accompanied with a female, last seen heading into Albertsons. Disposition: Assignment completed.

2:37 p.m. Abandoned vehicle, occurred on Black Oak Drive. Appears to be an abandoned older model blue Ford with left front flat tire and missing driver. Has been parked three days.  Disposition: Checks Ok.

2:42 p.m. Reckless driving, occurred at Tucker Road/Red Apple Avenue. Red Chevy four door vehicle out of control and weaving, last seen westbound on Red Apple Ave from Tucker.

3:38 p.m. Shots fired/heard, occurred at Skate Park on West "D" Street. Reporting party heard three loud bangs  that sounded like a gun near. The sounds seem to be coming from the skate park area. Disposition: Situation resolved. Unable to locate.

4:34 p.m. Welfare request check, occurred at Tehachapi on West "E" Street. Check the welfare, the subject is a patient and the center hasn't heard from since July 1,Disposition: Assignment completed.

5:47 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400, occurred on South Mill Street. Someone has stolen two employees wallets. Reporting party did not see any one, only heard the back door open and close. An employee went to check on their purses and they notice their wallets missing. Office is closed will wait for an officer to respond. Disposition: Report taken.

6:23 p.m. Any civil problem, occurred on Brett Avenue. Mother refusing to give kids over, has court papers. She is waiting at grandmother's house for officers. Disposition: No further action required .

7:02 p.m.  Disturbing the peace, occurred on North Dennison Road. White female adult out front trying to fight reporting party. Reporting party will be waiting at gate for officer. Disposition: No further action required.

8:14 p.m. Welfare check request, occurred on Steuber Road. Three white juveniles, two girls and one boy, all under 14 years old, at Chevron. Parents left them there and went to Loves in a 90s blue Monte Carlo. Father is wearing blue shirt and is heavy set. Disposition: Checks Ok.

8:16 p.m. Welfare check request, occurred at South Pauley Street/West Tehachapi Boulevard. White female adult yelling at herself, sitting at old Ace Hardware. Disposition: Unable to locate.

9:20 p.m. Any civil problem, occurred on Cherry Lane. Make contact with the reporting party regarding her boyfriend's mom threatening to have her removed from the residence. Disposition: Advised.

Bear Valley Police Department: Data currently unavailable

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between July 21 and the morning of July 22, Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to nine calls for service, including; A 9-1-1 call on Cherry Lane in Tehachapi, a traffic stop on Tehachapi Boulevard/Sand Canyon Road, a suspicious individual on Briarwood Street in Golden Hills, a music-related peace disturbance on Cherry Lane, a shots heard call on Bena Road. a foot patrol on Santa Barbara Drive in Golden Hills and a call to assist other departments in Monolith.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 61. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 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.


• 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 23, 2014.

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