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News@Noon for Aug. 26, 2013

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Aug. 26, 2013:

The latest news - Authorities report one major injury resulted from Saturday's plane crash near Tehachapi Mountain Valley Airport. READ more. AND...A flash flood warning will be in effect beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting until midnight for areas including the Kern County Mountains. Read the National Weather Service report 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 activity without details have been eliminated from the reports published here.

Tehachapi Police Department:

Aug. 23, 2013

12:17 a.m. Music disturbing the peace on South Green Street; ongoing party. Disposition: Advised.

12:48 a.m. Disturbing the peace at residence on North Mill Street. Ten to 12 male and female young adults running around outside and possibly drinking. DIsposition: Checks OK.

10:55 a.m. Petty theft of less than $400 reported at Tompkins Elementary. Disposition: Report taken.

1:08 p.m. Petty theft less than $400 at business on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Male with priors known to have a knife in his pocket; also put a package of condoms in his pocket. Disposition: Arrest made.

3:31 p.m. Suspicious circumstances at Elm St./Sherwood. Two adult males are stopping kids as they walk by, asking if their parents are home. Disposition: Advised.

4:07 p.m. Petty theft report at residence on North Mill Street. Theft of GPS from reporting party's vehicle. Disposition: Report taken.

4:37 p.m. Shots fired/heard on Aleah Lane. Single shot, sounded like a shotgun, coming from somewhere near the high school. Disposition: Unfounded.

5:36 p.m. Tehachapi City ordinance violation on Michelle Lane. Male and female, in their 20s, going door-to-door socliciting funds for a trip. Disposition: Unable to locate.

7:41 p.m. Petty theft less than $400 reported at Central Park. Whole wallet was taken sometime this morning. Disposition: Negative contact.

8:03 p.m. Driving under the influence on East "E" Street. Wife just took off in the car, speeding west on the street then left by Central Park; might be on meth and could be headed for drug dealer. Disposition: Unable to locate.

Aug. 24, 2013

1:05 p.m. Grand theft of $400 or more at Monroe High School gym. Wallet stolen about and hour ago; reporting party has description of possible suspect. Disposition: Report taken.

5:03 p.m. Driving under the influence at Hwy. 58/Monolith. At a restaurant drive-through, in a vehicle occupied by six adults, reporting party saw driver take a swig from an alcohol bottle, then get into the vehicle to drive. Disposition: Arrest made.

Aug. 25, 2013

12:13 a.m. Petty theft less than $400 reported at gas station on East Tehachapi Boulevard. White male juvenile took beer; description reported. Disposition: Report taken.

11:13 a.m. Vehicle on fire near restaurant on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Dispositon: Turned over.

2:16 p.m. Burglary report to vehicle outside residence on Tucker Road. Reporting party said vehicle was last used yesterday evening. Damage was done to the interior and unknown items are missing. Disposition: Report taken.

6:40 p.m. Shots fired/heard at gas station on South Mill Street. Reporting party calling from the station believes he heard gun shots in the area; said heard three shots several seconds apart from a small hand gun but doesn't hear anything now. Disposition: Checks OK.

7:53 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400 on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Two Hispanic male juveniles reportedly took a case of beer. Disposition: Report taken.

10:14 p.m. Health and safety call on South Pauley Street. Several subjects are outside. Disposition: Arrest made.

Aug. 26, 2013

12:48 a.m. Suspicious circumstances at business on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Two females appear to be prostituting themselves in the parking lot near a white Ford Escort. Arrest made for a felony warrant and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Bear Valley Springs Police Department:

Aug. 23, 2013

12:18 p.m. Shots fired/heard on Willow Pass Drive. Residents are shooting a pellet gun toward reporting party's property. Disposition: Negative contact.

Aug. 24, 2013

8:07 a.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. call on Jacaranda Drive. Dog has been barking non-stop since yesterday evening. Disposition: Negative contact.

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation: Nothing reported.

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: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest in the evening.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the morning.

Tuesday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the evening.


Start Smart driving course for teens, parents is Aug. 29

'Go Native Day' is Aug. 31

Check out the latest edition of The Weekender, our newly-redesigned Lifestyle & Entertainment Guide HERE

Also check out our July-August edition of Senior Scene, a publication for seniors and their families. HERE


• Because of Labor Day, the City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 3 instead of Monday. The meeting will be in the Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St., at 6 p.m.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Claude L. Wells Education Center, 305 S. Robinson St.


• Football – Varsity/Jayvee vs. Exeter at home on Friday, Aug. 30. Frosh at Centennial-Bakersfield on Thursday, Aug. 29. Jayvee/Frosh at 5 p.m. and Varsity at 7:30 p.m.

• Volleyball – Varsity at Clovis Tournament on Friday-Saturday, Aug. 29-30. Game opponents and times TBD. Jayvee/Frosh vs. Frontier at home on Thursday, Aug. 29. Jayvee at 5 p.m. and Frosh at 3:30 p.m.

• Girls Tennis – Varsity (away) and Jayvee (home) on Tuesday, Aug. 27 vs. Liberty. Matches start at 4 p.m.

• Cross Country – Varsity/Jayvee vs. West at home (Brite Lake) on Thursday, Aug. 29. First race starts at 3:30 p.m.

• Girls Golf – Varsity at home/Horse Thief Country Club – Stallion Springs for SEYL Mini on Thursday, Aug 29. Tee off is at 12 p.m.


Ralph Frederick Kenyon, 1929-2013

Ethel Mary Hagenlock, 1913-2013

Barbara Ann Johnson, 1929-2013

The next News@Noon will be published at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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