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Tuesday, Oct 08 2013 11:53 AM

News@Noon for Oct 8, 2013:

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Oct 8, 2013:

The latest news - Early Monday morning, Tehachapi police arrested three Tehachapi on charges related to the possession and sale of heroin. Read more about it 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:

Oct. 7, 2013

7:20 a.m. Abandoned vehicle occurred at Valley Boulevard and Beech Street. Grey van appeared abandoned in the right turn lane, no driver in the vehicle. Disposition: Report taken.

8:01 a.m. Extra patrol, at Tompkins Elementary Disposition: Checks OK.

8:42 a.m. Stolen vehicle occurred on Cherry Lane. Gray van last seen yesterday approximately 5 p.m. Possibly the abandoned vehicle found this morning. Disposition: Report taken. NOTE: This was the vehicle that was stored as a result of the 7:20 a.m. incident.

9:23 a.m. Extra patrol at Monroe High School. Disposition: Checks OK.

10:03 a.m. Follow up occurred on Oakwood Street. Reporting party possibly sees stolen property on his neighbor's property. Disposition: Situation resolved.

10:29 a.m. Extra patrol at Jacobsen Middle School. Disposition: Checks OK.

1:56 p.m. Missing Juvenile occurred on Black Oak Drive. White male, unknown clothing, 5'7", blond hair, hazel eyes, last seen Friday morning. Disposition: Report taken.

2:57 p.m. Extra patrol at Tompkins Elementary. Disposition: Assignment completed.

5:19 p.m. Police-911 call occurred on Griffin Street. Female was suicidal. Disposition: Turned over to other agency.

5:25 p.m. Counter at Police Department. Reporting party requested help in getting an EPO.  Baby's daddy is threatening to take child and steal vehicle while she sleeps. Disposition: Assignment completed.

10:06 p.m. Violation of court order reported on North Mill Street. subject  violating order via email and voice calling. Disposition: Arrest made.

Bear Valley Springs Police Department:

Oct. 6, 2013

9:31 a.m. Animal call occurred on Fox Ridge Court. Wild boars. Disposition: Advised.

12:10 p.m. Suspicious vehicle on Paramount Drive. At the water tank, there wss a dark-colored sedan that had been parked for the last 30 minutes. One subject seen in the vehicle waving arms around. Vehicle had a blue sticker in the driver’s lower side corner of the window. Disposition: Checks OK.

9:09 p.m. Vicious, barking, bite occurred on Bear Valley Road. The dog had been barking on-going for the last 2 weeks, owners were not home. Reporting party has left multiple notes advising owners of situation with no results.  Disposition: Advised.

Oct. 7, 2013

8:30 a.m. Extra patrol Cummings Valley Elementary. Disposition: Checks OK.

8:41 a.m. Sex registrant occurred at Bear Valley Police Department on Bear Valley Road. AB 290 registrant. Disposition: Assignment completed.

10:54 a.m. Vicious barking bite, occurred on Jacaranda Drive. Continuous dog barking. Disposition: Assignment completed.

8:49 p.m. Petty theft report  occurred on Serra Place. Mail theft. Disposition: Report taken.

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation:

Officers responded to 14 incidents between Oct. 7 and the morning of Oct. 8.

Stallion Springs Police Department: Nothing reported.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing reported.


The National Weather Service in Hanford provides the following forecast for the Tehachapi area:

This afternoon:  Sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Showers are possible Wednesday and Thursday morning, with gusting winds and lows reaching the mid-30s and highs not peaking above 65 the rest of the week.


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• The next Airport Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Pilot's Lounge, 314 N. Hayes St. The commissioners will discuss a potential commercial enterprise and an expansion on the north side. Read the full agenda HERE.

• On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Tehachapi Unified School District will meet at 6 p.m. at Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 S. Robinson St.

• The regular meeting of the Bear Valley Community Services District board of directors will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., at the CSD building, 28999 S. Lower Valley Road.


Football – Varsity at East High on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. Jayvee/Frosh vs. East at home this Thursday, Oct. 10. Jayvee starts at 7:30 p.m. and Freshmen starts at 5 p.m.

Cross Country – Varsity/Jayvee vs. North High (dual) at Brite Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Meet begins at 3:30 p.m.

Volleyball – Varsity/Jayvee/Frosh-Soph vs. East High at home on Tuesday, Oct.8, and vs. Highland at home on Thursday, Oct.10. Matches start at 6:30 p.m. (varsity), 5 p.m. (jayvee) and 4 p.m. (frosh-soph).

Girls Tennis – Varsity (home) and Jayvee (away) on Tuesday, Oct. 8, vs. North High and Varsity (away) and Jayvee (home) on Thursday, Oct. 8, vs. Foothill. Matches start at 3:30 p.m. Varsity at Lynch Cup on Friday, Oct.11, in Bakersfield.


Gary Cronkhite, 1951 – 2013

The next News@Noon will be published at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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