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Monday, Jun 16 2014 11:54 AM

News@Noon for June 16, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for June 16, 2014:

The latest news - The mother of a gay 13-year-old Tehachapi student who hung himself in 2010 after being bullied at school has accepted a settlement with the Tehachapi Unified School District for $750,000....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:

June 13, 2014
7:25 a.m. Health and Safety. Occurred on Miller Lane. Saw a couple park their Nissan  down the road. Hispanic male with tattoos on his neck, Hispanic female with dark pony tail met the white male in the roadway and exchanged something in a plastic bag and money. Disposition: Advised, unable to locate.

8:30 a.m.  Suspicious circumstances, occurred at Love's Truck Stop on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Cellular 9-1-1 Call: White Ford F150 using vehicle to block red Toyota Echo in verbal disturbance with female driver. Disposition: Assignment completed.

9:45 a.m. Citizen request assistance, occurred on last Tehachapi Boulevard. Standing by in white Ford Explorer. Disposition: No criminal activity.

11:22 a.m. Welfare assistance request, occurred on Miller Lane. Infant in the front yard with female who appears under the influence. Disposition: Negative contact.

5:30 p.m. Reckless driving, occurred at South Curry Street/Highland Road. Northbound on Curry Street, making right on to Fir Street, is now parked. Disposition: Negative contact.

7:20 p.m.   Police 9-1-1, occurred at South Dennison Road/Highline Road. Cellular 9-1-1 Call: Possible child playing with phone no distress heard. Disposition: No further action required.

8 p.m. Suspicious person, occurred on Tucker Road. White male wearing blue shirt, baggy jeans dark hair, keeps going in and out of the store making employees nervous. Disposition: Advised.

8:14 p.m.  Any civil problem, occurred on Spruce Street. Has not been able to contact children in over a week. Seven children.  Father  is refusing to let mother talk or see her children. Reporting party would like officer contact via telephone.  Disposition: Checks ok.

June 14, 2014

1:11 a.m. Suspicious person. Occurred on North Dennison Road. Two males, unknown description, appears the subjects are attempting to force entry into a black BMW four door. Disposition: Unable to locate.

1:20 a.m. Suspicious circumstances. Occurred on Ponderosa Drive. Cellular 9-1-1 call:
States he heard a loud bang and then four juveniles threw an object at the residence.  Subjects ran north bound on Ponderosa. Disposition: Unable to locate.

9:37 a.m. Peace disturbance, music. Occurred on Aspen Drive. Loud music. Disposition: Situation resolved.

1:05 p.m. Vandalism against person or property of another. Occurred on Valley Boulevard. Back door appears to have been kicked in. Reporting party is there doing yard work on behalf of reality company, noticed door has been broken, unsure if there are subjects in the residence. Disposition: Checks ok.

1:15 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on Beech Street. Barking dog for approximately two hours. Reporting party is unsure where it's coming from, sounds like it's moving around, possibly loose. Disposition: Negative contact.

6:42 p.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. Occurred on Carroll Way. Barking dog. Disposition: Assignment completed.

6:53 p.m. Subpoena service attempt. Officer initiated activity at Mulberry Villa Apartments, West "E" Street. Disposition: Negative contact.

7:24 p.m. Vandalism against person or property of another. Occurred on Aspen Drive. Graffiti to inside of vacant residence, possible civil matter. Disposition: Assignment completed.

7:28 p.m. Subpoena service attempt. Officer initiated activity at Michelle Lane. Disposition: Negative contact.

8:31 p.m. Disturbing the peace. Occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Ex-boyfriend her, driving gray Acura Integra. Disposition: No further action required .

8:59 p.m. Stolen Vehicle. Occurred at The Village Apartments on North Mill Street. Vehicle taken within the last hour, silver Nissan Versa with handicap plates. Disposition: Report taken.

11:25 p.m. Extra patrol. Occurred on Meadowbrook Court. Cellular 9-1-1 call: Anonymous reporting party advised sister is known to sell drugs, heavy foot/vehicle traffic at the residence. Disposition: Assignment completed.

Bear Valley Police Department:

June 13, 2014

12:06 p.m. Vandalism report. Occurred on Meadow Lakes Drive. Parking structure across from condos, red Nissan Frontier pickup. Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:53 p.m. Assist other agencies. Occurred at Water Canyon Campground on Campground Drive. Request we attempt contact with subject in the campground possibly occupying a 1990s to 2000 model white Volkswagon with out-of-state places, possibly Michigan. Disposition: Negative contact.

9:01 p.m. Citizen requested assistance. Occurred on Cumberland Road. Female called the gate advising she hit a deer at the bottom of the hill on Cumberland Road. Female is very shook up. Disposition: Assignment completed.

9:09 p.m. Traffic Hazard. Occurred at Cummings Valley Road/Bear Valley Road. Male subject standing in the street trying to stop vehicles that are passing by. Disposition: Gone on arrival.

June 14, 2014

11:59 a.m. Traffic hazard. Occurred on Greenwater Drive. Top of hill, wire running across road, still attached to pole, unknown if it's electric or phone. Disposition: Situation resolved.

9:59 a.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. Occurred on Bear Valley Road. Disposition: Quiet on departure.

June 15

10:25 a.m. Accident with no details. Occurred at Highway/Old Town Road. Cellular 9-1-1 call: Red pickup on its side. Disposition: Referred to other agency.

1:59 p.m. Animal call. Occurred at Cumberland Road/Sunrise Way. Loose horse on Cumberland. Disposition: Unable to locate.

7:38 p.m. Snake. Occurred on Columbia Way. Black snake in the corner of a bedroom. Disposition: Turn over to snake handler.

Kern County Sheriff's Department: Between June 12, 2014 and morning of June 13, 2014, the Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to 22 calls, including a peace disturbance on Brook Drive, Warrant Service on Golden Hills Drive, 9-1-1 call on Woodford/Tehachapi Road, battery investigation on Banducci Road, peace disturbance on Golden Hills Boulevard, weapons call on Santa Barbara Drive, and peace disturbance on Water Canyon Road.

Between June 13 and morning of June 14, 2014, the Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to 22 calls, including a theft investigation on Indian Wells Drive, see the woman on Dennison Road, suspicious person on Piedra Drive, health and safety call on Banducci Road, elderly abuse on Avenue A, suspicious circumstances on Tak Court, see the woman on Nyamazi Court, 9-1-1 call on El Rancho Drive, unknown situation on Park Road, and loud music on Circle Drive.

Between June 14 and morning of June 15, 2014, the Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to 17 calls, including a malicious mischief on Cross Way, suspicious circumstances on Golden Hills Boulevard, suspicious circumstances on Valley Boulevard, 9-1-1 call on Woodford/Tehachapi Road, 9-1-1 call on El Rancho Drive, theft investigation on White Pine Drive, spousal abuse on Cherry Lane, and 9-1-1 call on Golden Hills Boulevard.

Between June 15 and morning of June 16, 2014, the Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to 15 calls, including a 9-1-1 call on El Rancho Drive, spousal abuse on Cherry Lane, suspicious person on Curry Street, see the man on Old Town Road, cruelty to animals on Chimaninami Court, spousal abuse on Water Canyon Road, spousal abuse on Crest Drive, suspicious person on Angel Street, see the woman on Golden Hills Boulevard, and see the woman on Banducci Road.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


• The National Association Of  Active And Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet on Saturday, June 21 at Kelseys restaurant, located at 110 W. Tehachapi Blvd., at 1 p.m. All federal employees, retirees and friends are invited to attend. Come early and have lunch with the group.  
NARF meets the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call Royal Mink at 821-1015.

• The Tehachapi chapter of Relay For Life will hold a Team Captain meeting Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m., at Carden School, located at 20419 Brian Way. Teams are still being sought for participation in the event to be held July 12 and 13. For more information, call Lynda at 823-7525.

• The Farmers Market will be held Thursday, June 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Railroad Park.  Farmers and local growers will again be the focus, with additional vendors who sell handmade, local, and other related items. Food vendors will provide tasty treats and local musicians will provide the entertainment. For more information, call 822-6519.

• VBSkid.org, where Jesus is always online is the theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School program at Good Shepherd Lutheran. The McAvoy family from Arizona will lead VBS with their high energy fun. VBS will run June 23 through 27 from 9 to 11:30 a.m., for ages kindergarten through 6th grade. Good Shepherd is located at 329 S. Mill St. For preregistration and more information contact Melissa Zehr at 823-1358.

•The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will present Bear Valley’s own Dan Bronson in a lecture entitled "Chasing the Rainbow." This lecture will take place on Saturday, June 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Equestrian Center in Bear Valley. Refreshments will be served, but reservations are required. Call Jeanette at 972-2344 or Nilly at 821-1587 for reservations and gate passes by June 18.

• College Community Services — The Learning Center, located at 107 S. Mill St., Suite B, will be hosting a BBQ and potluck event Wednesday, June 25, from noon to 2 p.m. Hamburgers and hotlines will be provided. Bring a dish to share with approximately 10 people. RSVP at least two days in advance of the event by calling 822-4639.


• Techachapi City Council meets Monday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at Claude L. Wells Education Center, located at 300 S. Robinson St.

• Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District meets June 17 at 5:30 p.m. at 490 West "D" Street.

• Stallion Springs Community Services District meets June 17 at 6 p.m. at 27800 Stallion Springs Drive.


No new obituaries today.

The next News@Noon will be published on June 17, 2014.

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