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Friday, Apr 18 2014 11:52 AM

News@Noon for April 18, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for April 18, 2014:

The latest news - At approximately 11 a.m., on April 17, Animal Control Officers with Kern County Animal Services Department served a search warrant at the property in the 17000 block of Arlington Place in Stallion Springs. Animal Control officers had received an earlier complaint from an officer with the Stallion Springs Police Department regarding the mistreatment of animals on the property.  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:

April 17, 2014

12:22 a.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on East "E" Street. Female stating her boyfriend has been drinking. Disposition: Assisted.

1:52 a.m. Pedestrian check. Officer initiated activity at North Green and East "J" Streets. Disposition: Arrest made, warrant.

1:54 a.m. Police-911. Occurred on East "E" Street. Caller states his girlfriend abused him. Disposition: Advised.

3:53 a.m. Burglary, inhabited. Occurred on West "E" Street. Reporting party drove by and observed two subjects near the back door of the store. Disposition: Unable to locate.

9:40 a.m. Traffic stop. Officer initiated activity at West Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Arrest made, suspended license.

9:54 a.m. Burglary report. Occurred on South Pauley Street. Lock was taken off the dropbox, miscellaneous items were taken. Disposition: Report taken.

10:49 a.m. Citizen requested assistance. Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East "F" Street. Advising a subject is harassing him. Disposition: No further action required.

12:54 p.m. Hit and run/property. Occurred on Tucker Road, near the recycle center. Reporting party complaining of neck pain with a history of epilepsy. Employee at the recycle center witnessed accident. Disposition: Report taken.

1:29 p.m. Defrauding an innkeeper. Occurred on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Male subject purchased a meal then had no money to pay, no wallet and states he is from Los Angeles and can't call anyone to bring him money. Subject is still at the restaurant. Disposition: Assignment completed, advised civil.

2:36 p.m. Annoying phone calls. Occurred on Valley Boulevard. Reporting party receiving threatening texts. Disposition: Report taken.

3:34 p.m. Assist other agencies. Occurred on Loop Street. Peace disturbance, physical in progress, one unit in route. Disposition: No further action required.

4:07 p.m. Assault. Occurred at Tehachapi Hospital on West "E" Street. Occurred Friday. Disposition: No further action required.

4:39 p.m. Vehicle repossession. Occurred on East Sutter Street. Repossessed from that location. Disposition: Report taken.

10:04 p.m. Burglary report. Occurred on West Valley Boulevard. Attempt, the neighbor called to advise someone was trying to break into his house through the back door. Reporting party does not see anyone in the area. Disposition: Report taken.

Bear Valley Police Department:

April 17, 2014

10:07 a.m. Assist other agencies. Occurred on Arlington Place. Search warrant. Disposition: Assisted.

3:35 p.m. Burglary report. Occurred on Deertrail Drive. Home was secure 30 days ago when the reporting party was there to inspect. Lock on front door is now broken off and items have been taken from the detached shed. Reporting party did not enter the residence. Disposition: Information only.

4:39 p.m. Snake. Occurred on Lakeview Drive. Baby rattle snake contained. Disposition: Turn over to.

6:08 p.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. Occurred on Dart Drive. Four dogs tried to bite the reporting part and attack her bird. Disposition: Moving violation cite.

7:32 p.m. Welfare check request. Occurred on Paramount Drive. Child custody, no papers, check on 6 year old daughter. Reporting party has not heard since last week, spoke to mother on Sunday and she was suppose to drop off daughter on Tuesday. Disposition: Checks ok.

April 18, 2014

5:07 a.m. Unauthorized use of personal information. Officer initiated activity at Bear Valley Road/Rowel Court. Disposition: Report taken.

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation: Between April 17 and the morning of April 18, the Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to 24 incidents, including a fraud investigation on Golden Hills Boulevard, three separate reports of shots heard on Banducci Road at Brite Lake, rape investigation on Milky Way, theft investigation on Woodford/Tehachapi Roads, peace disturbance on Loop Street, check the welfare on Tehachapi Boulevard, peace disturbance on Luana Drive, malicious mischief on Valley Vista Drive, public intoxication on Ridgecrest Drive, narcotics call on Jane Court, and malicious mischief on Red Apple Avenue/Reeves Street.

Stallion Springs Police Department: Nothing reported.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing reported.


Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. West southwest wind around 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


• Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday, April 19 at Brite Lake. The Lake has been stocked with Rainbow Trout. Fishing begins at 7 a.m. commencing at 1:01 p.m. Prizes awarded will total $1,000. Cost is $14 for adults; $10 for children.

• Tehachapi Valley Arts Association's "Eggstravaganza", an annual egg decorating contest, will be on display through April 19, at Galley 'n' Gifts, 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Voting by the public will take place through this date, with the winners to be announced the day before Easter Sunday.

• "Native Plants in Native Culture Workshop" by Jon Hammond, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 in Tehachapi Mountain Park. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 822-8152.

• Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will present its 30th annual art show over Easter week through April 20, at the Oak Tree Country Club.


• The Tehachapi City Council will meet Monday, April 21, at 6 p.m., at the Wells Education Center, 300 S. Robinson St.


Baseball –  Varsity/Jayvee at Garces and Frosh vs. Garces at home next Wednesday, April 23.

Track and Field – Varsity at Mt. Sac Relays on Friday (3:30 p.m.), April 18 and on Saturday (9 a.m.), April 19.

Tennis – No matches scheduled this week. Varsity vs. Garces at home and Jayvee at Garces (3:30 p.m.) next Tuesday, April 22.

Softball – No games scheduled this week. Varsity/Jayvee at Garces and Frosh vs. Garces at home next Wednesday, April 23.

Golf – No tournaments scheduled this week.

Swimming – No meets scheduled this week.


• Robert Eddie Grahl, 1975 - 2014

Due to staffing shortage, the News@Noon is on hiatus. We'll be back on Monday, May 5. In the meantime, check out website for news updates.

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