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Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:53 AM

News@Noon for May 20, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for May 20, 2014:

The latest news - A Tehachapi Unified School District internal investigation about whether one of its maintenance workers committed acts of animal cruelty has been concluded with no evident wrongdoing, the board president has reported. HERE.

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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:

May 19, 2014

8:30 a.m. Missing persons report, officer initiated activity at East "F" Street/South Davis Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

9:04 a.m. Peace disturbance verbal, occurred on Tucker Road. East side of the roadway, male occupying an older model truck yelling at a female is on foot.Disposition: Checks OK.

10:12 a.m. Vandalism against person or property of another, officer initiated activity at South Dennison Road. Disposition: Assignment completed.

10:56 a.m. Molestation report, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East "F" Street. Disposition: Report taken.

11:05 a.m. Out of control juvenile, officer initiated activity at Tehachapi High School, S Dennison Road. Physical disturbance. Disposition: Assignment completed, school handled.

11:19 a.m. Theft of mail, occurred at Walgreens Drug Store on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Theft of prescription, possibly mail theft. Meeting with victim at the pharmacy. Disposition: Referred to other agency.

11:20 a.m. Assist other agency, occurred at Henway Inc. on Goodrick Drive. Vehicle versus pedestrian, 25 year old male with head injury. Disposition: Assisted.

2:47 p.m. Welfare check request, occurred on Burnett Road. Per CPS advice, reporting party, the father, requesting welfare check on his daughter, living with grandparents. The mother and husband living on the property in a trailer. Disposition: Checks OK.

3:07 p.m. Traffic accident, occurred at Highway 202/Tucker Road. Eastbound 202/Tucker Road, two vehicle accident with injuries, fire department en route. Green Honda versus silver Chrysler. Disposition: Report taken.

5:50 p.m. Assist other agencies, occurred on Neely Avenue for spousal abuse. Male on scene with female, one Sheriff's Office unit. Disposition: Assisted.

5:57 p.m. Threats death/bodily injury, occurred on Golden West Court.  Suspect is mentally unstable/under the influence, is out of control and making threats to hurt her children. Children are no longer at the scene. Husband is also at the residence, unknown weapons. Disposition: Arrest made.

6:39 p.m. Police 9-1-1, occurred on South Mill Street. Dogs and child were harassing male juvenile. Reporting party is requesting a phone call and no dispatch over the radio. Disposition: Information only.

6:43 p.m. Pedestrian check, officer initiated activity at East "I" Street. Disposition: Arrest made, under influence.

Bear Valley Police Department:

May 19, 2014

12:33 p.m. Theft of mail, occurred at Bear Valley Police Department on Bear Valley Road. Disposition: Report taken.

8:55 p.m. Vicious, barking, biting, ect., occurred on Martingale Way. Tan-colored house right across the street has two dogs barking continuously. Disposition: Information only.

9:49 p.m. Reckless driving, occurred on Highway 58. Vehicle driving eastbound on Highway 202 at approximately 75 mph. Red truck, heading near Cummings Valley, Bear Valley to assist. Disposition: No further action required.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between May 19 and the morning of May 20, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 16 calls, including one case of fraud using personal information on Clear Creek Road, one theft investigation on Mountain Drive, one case of battery on Highline Road, one case of spousal abuse on Highline Road, one case of keeping the peace on Mini Court, and one case of trespassing on Oak Knoll Drive.

Stallion Springs: Nothing to report.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday night:  A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.


• The Arts, Science & Technology Education Corporation of Tehachapi (AST) is sponsoring the 2014 Tehachapi Intermediate Space Challenge for Tehachapi 4th and 5th graders at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport on May 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• A Beekeeping Workshop will be held Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A free presentation will also be held on Friday, March 23, at 6 p.m., at the Tehachapi Community Theater's 2nd Space, located at 431 "J" St.

• Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will present the Tehachapi Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26, at Philip Marx Park, Mojave and "D" Street.

• Freemasons will meet on Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., in the Tehachapi Masonic Center, located at 24309 Cummings Valley Road. 

• The Catholic Daughters will be holding their Spring Rummage sale on Friday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in McMullan Hall at St. Malachy Catholic Church, located at 407 W. "E" St.

• Scout Troop 178 will host a rummage sale to raise money for Scout Camp on Saturday, May 31, beginning at 7 a.m., at the Health and Wellness Parking lot, located at 20241 Valley Blvd.


• The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District board of supervisors will meet 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at 22901 Banducci Road.

• Tehachapi High School will be holding special School Site Council meetings to finish up the business of the year. Meetings will be held Thursdays of May 22 and May 29, at 1 p.m., in the Administration Building in the large conference room. The public is invited to attend.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District’s regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, May 27, at 6 p.m., at Claude L. Wells Education Center, located at 300 S. Robinson St.

• The Kern County Parks and Recreation Commission will be conducting a meeting at Tehachapi Mountain Park on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Mess Hall at Tehachapi Mountain Park, located at 17350 Water Canyon Road. The Commission is seeking public input on future improvements at this facility.
The public is encouraged to attend and provide input.

• Tehachapi High School will host the Senior Awards Night, Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m., in the Tehachapi High School gym. The school's many graduates will be receiving local and national scholarships and awards.

• Lisa Kroese will give a presentation and answer questions on the topic of "What will we do with all of our stuff?" The public is invited and the June 5 meeting will be at the Senior Center, located at 500 E. "F" St., beginning at 6:30 pm.


Baseball –  Warriors play Golden West in baseball playoff Tuesday, May 20, 4:30 p.m. on the Jacobsen Middle School field.


No new obituaries today.

The next News@Noon will be published on May 21, 2014.

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