News at Noon

Tuesday, Jul 29 2014 11:53 AM

News@Noon for July 29

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for July 29, 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:

July 28, 2014

4:24 a.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on Holly Drive. Hatch is open to a small coupe parked in the drive way.  Disposition: Checks Ok.

9:27 a.m. Unauthorized use of personal info, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Disposition: No further action required.

10:46 a.m. Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Hospital, West "E" Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

11:31 a.m. Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at South Mill Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:28 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Counter, stolen disabled placard.  Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:44 p.m. Extra patrol, occurred at South Davis Street/East "E" Street. Reporting party requested extra patrol. Someone syphoned reporting party's gas from his Dodge truck.  Disposition: Information only.

1:34 p.m. Peace disturbance verbal, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Counter, incident occurred in the past. Reporting party requesting advise of peace disturbance between nephew and uncle.  Disposition: Advised.

1:34 p.m. Peace disturbance verbal, occurred on Pine Court. Neighbor "unknown" came to reporting party's  house and was screaming and yelling at him regarding his childern. Disposition: Advised.

1:44 p.m. Drunk in public, occurred on East Tehachapi Boulevard/South Robinson Street. Report of a public intoxicated male,  unknown description, unknown on foot or was in vehicle. Possibly in the area of South Green Street. Disposition: Unable to locate.

2:48 p.m. Pedestrian check, officer initiated activity at East Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi. . Disposition: Arrest Made.

4:28 p.m. Missing person, occurred on Black Oak Drive. Disposition: Information only .

6:32 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred at Black Oak Drive/Bartlett Court. In the area of Black Oak/Bartlett, two Hispanic males in a dark blue truck with a big white freezer in the back, going to homes soliciting meat.  Hispanic male was short, heavyset, bald, wearing dark clothing.  Also got verbal with reporting party when reporting party refused to buy meat. Disposition: Gone on arrival.

7:17 p.m. Auto accident, no injuries/property, occurred at Tucker Road/West Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Report taken.

7:30 p.m. Burglary, inhabited,  occurred on Mulberry Street. Alarm audible from garage door , no response from the resident.  Disposition: Checks OK.

7:39 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on Las Colinas Street. Violation of restraining.  Disposition: Assignment completed.

8:06 p.m. Driving under the influence of alcohol, occurred on South Mill Street. Black Ford truck, white elderly male,wearing a white shirt, blue pants, extremely inebriated, is walking around at the business.  Disposition: Arrest made.

11:37 p.m.  Pedestrian check, officer initiated activity at Train Depot, West Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Arrest made on warrant.

Bear Valley Police Department:

July 28, 2014

7:41 a.m. Vicious, barking, biting, etc, occurred on Dart Drive. Barking dog, big brown yellow dog, possible second dog big brown dog on the loose in unknown location. Reporting party only wants to report it. Disposition: No further action required.

1:38 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on Oakflat Drive. Reporting party can hear a child screaming. Unknown circumstances. Below the address of Oakflat at wagon wheel, white Ford wagon parked in front of house, the color of house is brown, one story. Disposition: Checks OK.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between July 28 and the morning of July 29, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 22 calls for service, including: a trespassing investigation on Bear Valley Road at Cummings Valley Elementary, a peace disturbance on Ridgecrest Drive in Golden Hills, a peace disturbance on Umtali Road in Sand Canyon, a suspicious circumstances on Golden Hills Boulevard in Golden Hills, a patrol check on Umtali Road in Sand Canyon, a burglary investigation on Pearce Drive, a patrol check at Cummings Valley Elementary School on Bear Valley Road, a trespassing on Golden Hills Boulevard in Golden Hills, a burglary investigation on Santa Barbara Drive in Golden Hills, a patrol check on Player Court in Golden Hills, a a patrol check on Buena Vista Street in Golden Hills, and a patrol check at Cummings Valley Elementary School on Bear Valley Road.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West northwest wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


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

• Local law enforcement and a variety of community organizers are hosting “National Night Out,” on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Philip Marx Central Park on East E Street between Davis Street and Mojave Street. Activities include free food, music, free prizes and all the safety information they can handle.

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

• Golden Hills Community Services District's board of directors will hold a special meeting from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Aug. 2 at the district office, 21415 Reeves St.

• Tehachapi City Council meets at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 South Robinson St.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 South Robinson St.



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