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Thursday, May 22 2014 11:54 AM

News@Noon for May 22, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for May 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:

May 21, 2014

12:14 a.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred at Tehachapi High School. Observed the lights on at the high school, were lit at approximately five minutes before midnight, and now all the lights are off. Disposition: No further action required.

6:16 a.m. Welfare check request. Occurred at Valley Boulevard/South Mill Street. Cellular 9-1-1 call. Disposition: Assignment completed.

6:43 a.m. Extra patrol. Officer initiated activity at Tompkins Elementary School. Disposition: Assignment completed.

7:34 a.m. Extra patrol. Officer initiated activity at Tompkins Elementary School. Disposition: Assignment completed.

9:24 a.m. Petty theft report. Officer initiated activity at South Dennison Road. Disposition: Report taken.

9:37 a.m. Battery. Officer initiated activity at South Dennison Road. Disposition: Referred to other agency.

1:53 p.m. Extra patrol. Officer initiated activity at Tompkins Elementary School. Disposition: Checks ok.

3:16 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on East "E" Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

3:24 p.m. Suspicious person. Occurred on Tucker Road. White, male adult opened reporting party's door in the parking lot while the vehicle was occupied, then left to open another vehicles door and got in. Disposition: Unable to locate.

4:20 p.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. Occurred on West "E" Street. Requesting report for dog bite, see victim in Emergency Room. Disposition: Report taken.

4:38 p.m. Assist other agencies. Officer initiated activity at Beech Street. Re: dog. Disposition: Assignment completed.

5:28 p.m. Subpoena service attempt. Officer initiated activity at Santa Maria Drive. Disposition: Negative contact.

5:37 p.m. Subpoena service attempt. Officer initiated activity at Ponderosa Street. Disposition: Negative contact.

5:50 p.m. Subpoena service attempt. Officer initiated activity at Camp Drive. Disposition: Information only.

5:52 p.m. Subpoena service attempt. Occurred on West "J" Street. Disposition: Assignment completed.

9:05 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred at The Village Apartments on North Mill Street. Verbal disturbance between the reporting party and suspect, and refusing to leave and making criminal threats to her mother and step father. No weapons, unknown if under the influence or has been drinking. Disposition: Assignment completed, advised

10:08 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred at Mulberry Villa Apartments on West "E" Street. A 16 year old male with blond hair, 5'8" tall, wearing jeans and black shirt with cats on the front is pushing around mother who has MS, reporting party is caretaker, observed juvenile being rough with his mother. Disposition: Arrest made.

11:17 p.m. Assist other agencies. Occurred on Willow Place. Routine back on an out of control juvenile, no weapons. Disposition: Assisted.

11:33 p.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on Bailey Court. Via closed circuit television footage, can see headlights at the back of the property illuminating the green gate on east side of the property, can get to east side via south side access road. Disposition: Checks ok.

Bear Valley Police Department:

May 20, 2014

Information unavailable at this time.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between May 21 and the morning of May 212, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 21 calls, including tresspassing on Highway 58 at Broome Road, suspicious circumstances on Davos Drive, suspicious person on Arosa Road and Delta Court, industrial accident on Neely Avenue, burglary on Mini Court, out of control juvenile on Mesa Drive, missing person on Edelweiss Lane, and keep the peace on Old Town Road.

Stallion Springs: Nothing to report.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. West northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


• 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.


• 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 p.m.


No new obituaries today.

The next News@Noon will be published on May 23, 2014.

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