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Wednesday, Jul 30 2014 11:54 AM

News@Noon for July 30, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for July 30, 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 29, 2014

12:29 a.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred at Indian Creek Villas on Tucker Road. Approximately one male and four females have been drinking, husband. Reporting party is leaving. Disposition: Unable to locate.

12:53 a.m. Contact.  Officer initiated activity at Miller Lane. Disposition: No further action required, unable to locate.

1:16 a.m. Follow up. Officer initiated activity at Indian Creek Villas, Tucker Road. Disposition: Unable to locate.

1:50 a.m. Pedestrian check. Officer initiated activity at East Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Arrest made.

2:32 a.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on Golden West Court. White female, wearing white shorts, grey hoodie, last seen about 10 minutes ago, unknown direction of travel, carrying a black backpack. Disposition: Unable to locate.

2:48 a.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred on Commercial Way. Roll up door, audible. Disposition: False alarm.

8:09 a.m. Vehicle identification. Occurred on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Assignment completed.

8:30 a.m. Auto accident, no injuries/property. Occurred at Tucker Road/West Valley Boulevard. Cellular 9-1-1 call: Two vehicle accident occurred on street, white Honda vs. gray Honda on tucker in front of Remax. Disposition: Report taken.

8:46 a.m. Police 9-1-1. Occurred at South Dennison Road/Highline Road. Cellular 9-1-1 call: Sounds like child playing with phone. Disposition: No further action required.

9:17 a.m. See the woman. Occurred on Tucker Road. Someone has left the pillow, ice chest  behind building, subject appears to be living in the back, alarm went on around 8 a.m., unknown if related. Wants an officer to retrieve items. Disposition: No criminal activity.

10:04 a.m. Out of control juvenile. Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department. Disposition: Assignment completed.

11:10 a.m. Burglary, inhabited.  Occurred on Chestnut Court. Disposition: False alarm.

11:57 a.m. Petty theft less than $400. Occurred at Kmart. Across from Kmart, advised a Mayflower moving truck has a UHaul backed up to it. Appears subjects are unloading property from the moving truck to the UHaul. Disposition: No criminal activity.

12:07 p.m. Peace disturbance, music. Occurred on Clearview Street. Loud music. Disposition: Warning.

12:29 p.m. Petty theft less than $400. Occurred at Kmart. Two females in custody. Disposition: Non moving cite.

1:11 p.m. Out for investigation. Officer initiated activity at Tucker Road. Disposition: Assignment completed.

1:28 p.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred on East "D" Street. Coming from garage door. Disposition: Checks ok.

1:33 p.m. Unauthorized use of personal information. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department. Counter. Disposition: Civil problem.

2:39 p.m. Found property. Occurred at West Tehachapi Boulevard/Mt. View Avenue. Walking through fields between Mt. View and Tucker. Reporting party found empty bullet casing. Disposition: Assignment completed.

2:51 p.m. Follow up. Officer initiated activity at 58 Highway. Disposition: Assignment completed.

3:12 p.m. Drunk in public. Occurred at Railroad Park. Six to seven males drinking in the park, one in the wheel chair, one who owns a motorhome parked in front of park. Disposition: Advised.

3:35 p.m. Assist other agencies. Officer initiated activity at West "F" Street/South Mill Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

3:59 p.m. Annoying phone calls. Occurred on Alan Avenue. Calling reporting party and harassing her, child dispute, two year old male, no custody papers reporting party. Disposition: Report taken.

4:02 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. There is a female sitting on a bench in front of Burger Spot screaming, possible crazy person, female wearing yellow orange shirt and black pants. Disposition: No further action required.

4:15 p.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred on Tucker Road. Front door, responsible pending. Disposition: False alarm.

4:17 p.m. Tehachapi City ordinance. Occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Across from Kmart, subjects are washing sidewalks drive way, trucks, wasting water. Disposition: Turn over to.

5:14 p.m. Battery report. Occurred on North Mill Street. Reporting party was assaulted by  a male subject. Reporting party did not have money to pay for getting her nails done because she did not have her card, made an agreement with the person who did her nails to let her go get her card or money, however the male subject got upset and came outside
and grabbed her arm and tried to stop her from getting in her car. Disposition: Assignment completed, civil.

5:24 p.m. Auto accident, minor injuries. Occurred at Highline Road/Tucker Road, between Highline and Cherry Lane on Tucker Road. Solo motorcycle accident, two CHP units enroute, driver complaining of difficulty breathing. Disposition: Assisted.

9:41 p.m. Follow up. Officer initiated activity at The Village Apartments. Disposition: Negative contact.

10:18 p.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on Fair Oak Drive. Juveniles came up to the front door approximately 20 minugtes ago, rang their door bell and ran off. Area/ongoing issue. Disposition: Unable to locate.

11:09 p.m. Burglary alarm. Occurred on Tucker Road. Audible to the front motion detector, responsible pending. Disposition: Checks ok.

Bear Valley Police Department: Information unavailable at this time.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between July 29 and the morning of July30, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 20 calls for service, including: fraud using personal information on South Street; 9-1-1 call at an unknown location; waqrrant service on Santa Barbara Drive; warrant service on Pelliser; out for investigation on Del Rio Way; unknown situation on Emmett Lane/Snowshoe Court; 9-1-1 call on Dove Tail Court; patrol check on Bear Valley Road; peace disturbance on Old Town Road; peace disturbance on Valley Boulevard/Griffin Street; 9-1-1 call on White Pine Drive; suspicious person on Brook Drive; verbal peace disturbance on Neely Avenue/Backes Lane; out for investigation on Neely Avenue; patrol check on Bear Valley Road; out for investigation on South Street/Valley Boulevard; trespassing on Bear Valley Road; and information call on East Tehachapi Boulevard/58 Highway.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.


• 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 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.

• 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.

• 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.


• Lowell Clinton Hall, 1941 — 2014

The next News@Noon will be published on July 31, 2014.

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