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News@Noon for July 23, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for July 23, 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:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

12:29 a.m. Pedestrian check. Officer initiated activity at North Curry Street/West "J" Street. Disposition: Checks ok.

12:50 a.m. Pedestrian check. Officer initiated activity at West Tehachapi Boulevard/South Curry Street. Disposition: Arrest made.

1:47 a.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. Occurred at Warrior Park on Clasico Drive. Barking in the area. Disposition: Unable to locate.

3:37 a.m. Traffic stop. Officer initiated activity at Highway/Tehachapi Boulevard. Eastbound onramp from Loves. Disposition: Arrest made, suspended license.

4:52 a.m. 9-1-1 Hang up. Occurred at Highline Road/South Dennison Road. Cellular 9-1-1 call. Disposition: Information only.

6:51 a.m. Found property. Occurred on Rosehaven Lane. Found a bike on his property on July 20. Disposition: Information only.

7:25 a.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred at Jacobsen Middle School on Anita Drive. Fire alarm testing, will be testing until 2:30 p.m. Disposition: Information only.

9:23 a.m. Out for investigation. Officer initiated activity at Chaparral Lane. Disposition: Checks ok.

9:27 a.m. Hit and run/property. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Counter. Disposition: Report taken.

9:32 a.m. Found property. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Counter. Disposition: Report taken.

9:58 a.m. Counter at the Police Department. Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department, West "C" Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

9:58 a.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred at Tehachapi Hospital Construction Site on Magellan Drive. Panic alarm, zone 2. Disposition: Checks ok.

10:48 a.m. Counter at the Police Department. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Citation sign off. Disposition: Assignment completed.

11:06 a.m. Police 9-1-1. Occurred on North Davis Street. Cellular 9-1-1 call: 2 1/2 month infant son is having trouble breathing, on and off breathing, transferred caller. Disposition: Assisted.

11:22 a.m. Counter at the Police Department. Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department. Citation sign off. Disposition: Assignment completed.

11:26 a.m. Extra patrol. Occurred at Tehachapi Public Cemetery on Enterprise Way. Hispanic male, 5' 6". He appears to be sleeping on the premises in the evening. There appears to be no damages or theft. Manager requesting extra patrol. Disposition: Information only.

11:27 a.m. Peace disturbance, music. Officer initiated activity at West "J" Street. Disposition: Situation resolved.

12:01 p.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred at Monroe High School. Testing alarms. Disposition: Checks ok.

12:36 p.m. Extra patrol. Occurred on Oak Tree Court. Has evidence of neighbors trespassing onto property. Disposition: Information only.

1:04 p.m. Out for investigation. Officer initiated activity at Cherry Lane, Tehachapi. Disposition: Checks ok.

2:23 p.m. Tehachapi City Ordinance. Occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Two females out in the parking lot panhandling. Hispanic female, 30, wearing a dark brown skirt and Hispanic female, 35, wearing black and white dress. Disposition: Warning .

2:57 p.m. Suspicious circumstances. Officer initiated activity at Tucker Road. Disposition: Assignment completed.

3:47 p.m. Man down. Officer initiated activity at West Park, West "D" Street. Male on the ground. Disposition: Assignment completed. Checks ok.

4:29 p.m. Trespassing. Occurred at Kmart on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Subject trespassing from property. Disposition: No criminal activity.

4:40 p.m. Trespassing. Occurred on Pepper Drive. In progress, Hispanic male, 6' 3" and 210 pounds, broke into his house, on scene, subject is in a gray pickup. Disposition: Arrest made.

4:55 p.m. Keep the peace. Occurred at Burger King. Keep the peace for a child exchange at 5 p.m., white Dodge, reporting party in black Chevrolet Silverado or white SUV. Disposition: Civil problem.

5:21 p.m. Counter at the Police Department. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Harassment. Disposition: No further action required.

6:31 p.m. Man down. Occurred at South Curry Street/West "F" Street. Disposition: Unable to locate.

6:49 p.m Parked vehicle. Officer initiated activity at Miller Lane. Out with parking problem. Disposition: Situation resolved.

7:14 p.m. Police 9-1-1. Occurred on South Davis Street. Cellular 9-1-1 call: Stating mother took child away from the reporting party's grandmother and father's home. Jeans, black shirt, carrying a blue bucket, child is 5 years old. No custody papers in place. Disposition: Advised.

8:23 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Occurred on North Mill Street. Unknown male wearing a hat parked in the lot. Female employees are scared to leave the building. Disposition: Checks ok.

9:02 p.m. Pedestrian check. Officer initiated activity at East "H" Street/North Davis Street. Disposition: Arrest made. Warrant.

10:51 p.m. Assist other agencies. Occurred at Santa Maria Drive/Park Road. Three male subjects possibly have been drinking and yelling at each other. Disposition: Assisted.

10:53 p.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on Fawn Way. Someone in the backyard, person all dressed in black, cannot determine if male or female, all knocked on back window, and rang doorbell, two females in the residence, one black lab in the backyard. Disposition: Unable to locate.

Bear Valley Police Department: Data currently unavailable

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between July 22 and the morning of July 23, Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 19 calls for service, including: suspicious vehicle on Country Club Drive/Woodford Tehachapi Road; stakeout on Sage Lane; out for investigation on Apache Stree; patrol check on Tehachapi Boulevard; information on Bear Valley Road; out for investigation on Tehachapi Boulevard; out for investigation on Golden Hills Bouldvard; out for investigation on Tehachapi Boulevard; ambulance call on Appaloosa Way/Morgan Lane; 9-1-1 call on Appaloosa Way; keep the peace on Santa Maria Drive; see the woman on Buena Vista Street; suspicious person on Woodford Tehachapi Road/Commercial Avenue; loud music on Santa Barbara Drive; peace disturbance on Santa Maria Drive/Park Road; peace disturbance on McCarthy Drive; and patrol check on Quail Springs Road.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

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

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West northwest wind 10 to 15 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 24, 2014.

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