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Tuesday, Feb 19 2013 11:56 AM

News@Noon for Feb. 19, 2013

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Feb. 19, 2013:

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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.

Activity reported by the Tehachapi Police Dept.:

SATURDAY, 02/16/13

00:50 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred on E. “I” Street, Loud party.

01:30 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Occurred on N. Curry Street, Cellular 911 Call: moaning/crying coming from outside the residence. Disposition: No further action required.

04:39 911-HANG UP Occurred at Four Seasons Trailer Park on W. “J” Street, child playing with phone.

09:08 WARRANT SERVICE Officer initiated activity at Madre St, Disposition: Arrest made.

12:01 MAN DOWN Officer initiated activity at Shell Gas Station, S. Mill Street, One down in parking lot.

13:47 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at S Pauley St/West “E” St, Tehachapi. South of “E”. Disposition: Arrest made.

15:13 BURGLARY; INHABITED Occurred at Uneek Findz on West “F” St., Prior attempted burglary pry marks on the door.

16:23 911-HANG UP Occurred at Best Western Country Inn on West Tehachapi Blvd., Service Class: Business/hang up from hotel room, manager is checking the room. Disposition: Checks OK.

17:36 Accident with no details. Occurred at Sage Lane/Cherry Lane. Vehicle in ditch, unknown description of vehicle, driver appears intoxicated. Disposition: Turn over to CHP.

17:59 BURGLARY; INHABITED Occurred on Oakwood St,. GPS, cash, and wallet taken. Wallet has since been returned, Disposition: Report taken.

20:07 TRAFFIC HAZARD Occurred at S Curry St/West Valley Blvd. Black car stalled in the south bound left turn lane, blacked out, one male subject working on the vehicle. Disposition: No further action required.

20:23 PEDESTRIAN CHECK Officer initiated activity at Activity Center, W. “D” Street, three persons involved at the skate park. Disposition: Advised.

21:36 SUSPICIOUS PERSON Occurred at Four Seasons Mini Mart on East Tehachapi Blvd. Male yelling and digging through trash outside the business. Hispanic male wearing blue jeans, black/gray jacker. Disposition: No further action required.

22:18 BAR CHECK Officer initiated activity at City Slickers Restaurant Saloon, West Tehachapi Blvd,. Disposition: Checks Ok.

23:14 CITIZEN REQUESTED ASSISTANCE Occurred on Kelton St, Tehachapi. 14 year old Juvenile has been living with reporting party for 9 months. Reporting party wants juvenile removed from the premises due to bad behavior. Juvenile does not have a legal guardian or any available parents. Disposition: Transported Juvenile to Jamison Center in Bakersfield, Assignment Completed.

SUNDAY, 02/17/13

02:35 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred on Michael Ave., Tehachapi. Loud music. Disposition: Advised.

11:06 CITIZEN REQUESTED ASSISTANCE Occurred on Beech St, Reporting party requests an officer to assist to see why her gate has fallen, reporting party is visual impaired and wants to make sure no one has tampered with the gate or if it just simple fall. Disposition: No criminal Activity.

11:26 STOLEN VEHICLE Occurred on Cherry Lane,. Reporting party just return home from out of town and notice his vehicle was stolen-Vehicle was last seen Wednesday approximately 1400-1500 description-Mercury Mountaineer 2002 Burgundy unknown plate number. Disposition: Report taken.

11:34 VICIOUS, BARKING, BITE, ETC. Occurred on Park Street,100 block, loose dog being aggressive-dog is a brown pit bull wearing a red collar/reporting party wishes no contact. Disposition: Situation Resolved.

12:01 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East “F” St., past disturbance, verbal between son and father. Reporting party stated he is in fear for his life, stated his father threatened him verbally reporting party is standing in front of TPD. Disposition: Advised.

12:06 USING OR BEING UNDER INFL. OF CONTROLLED SUB. Occurred at Skate Park on West “D” St., Reporting party states possible drug activity in at the skate park approximately 3 males sitting on the bleachers first party white male wearing red glasses and hat. Second party wearing a black and white hat, third unknown description. Reporting party did not know his phone number and wishes no contact. Disposition: Advised.

12:22 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Occurred at South Green St/Pinon St, One black male adult and two kids approximate age 10 walking soliciting door to door asking if the home owners want their curbs painting. Reporting party feels that the subjects are casing the homes and not legitimate. Reporting party wishes no contact. Disposition: Warning

14:38 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred on Goodrick Dr, Tehachapi. Five older boys and younger children are fighting. Disposition: Situation resolved.

15:50 TRESPASSING Occurred on West “E” St,. Subject under the influence has been coming to her house and pounding on the door and threaten her. Disturbing party has left the area but reporting party is requesting an officer to advise disturbing party to stay off her property. Disposition: Advised.

16:55 TRESPASSING Occurred on South Pauley St, Service Class: Residence, Subject is back at her residence and banging on the door. He left the area and drove away in a black Acura. Reporting party wants cancel, an officer responding. Disposition: Advised.

17:29 MISSING PERSON Occurred on Black Oak Dr, Runaway last seen yesterday at 10:00 in the morning wearing black jeans and red t-shirt. Disposition: Advised.

17:55 FOLLOW UP Officer initiated activity at W E St, Tehachapi. Attempting to locate out of control juvenile. Disposition: Arrest Made.

17:55 CITIZEN REQUESTED ASSISTANCE Occurred at Fast Trip on Tucker Rd., Subject just came in to store said he has subjects that want to beat him up, juvenile is waiting outside -wearing green shirt dark blue pants light gray black cap with T shirt. Disposition: Information Only.

17:57 TRAFFIC HAZARD Occurred at South Green St/East Tehachapi Blvd, Crossing arms are stuck. Disposition: Situation Resolved.

18:11 RECKLESS DRIVING Occurred on Meadowbrook Court, Past occurrence. The father of the reporting party's child was reckless driving following the reporting party with her child in the vehicle, subject was driving up next to the reporting party and attempting to run her off the road. Reporting party was last seen near Jacob Middle School in a black SUV. Disposition: No criminal activity.

18:43 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at W Tehachapi Blvd/Mulberry St, License plate obstructed. Disposition: Warning

19:10 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at South Curry St/Pinon St, Tehachapi. Disposition: Moving Violation Citation.

19:37 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at Valley Blvd/Tucker Rd, Tehachapi. Disposition: Moving Violation Citation.

19:52 BICYCLIST Officer initiated activity at West Tehachapi Blvd/Mountain View Ave, West of Mountain View. Disposition: Warning.

20:10 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at Village Grill, East Tehachapi Blvd,. Disposition: Arrest Made.

21:52 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred at The Village Apartments on North Mill St., Tenants in the apartment below the reporting party are continually slamming the doors. Disposition: Checks Ok.

MONDAY, 02/18/13

00:03 SHOTS FIRED/HEARD Occurred on East “D” St, Service Class: Residence shots heard in the alley between “D” St and “E”St., St, Disposition: Unfounded.

00:32 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at East Valley Blvd/Snyder Ave, Disposition: Non Moving Citation

00:59 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at North Robinson St/East “I” St, Disposition: Arrest Made.

06:16 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at South Dennison Road/Anita Dr, Tehachapi. Disposition: Moving Violation Citation.

08:02 VANDALISM AGAINST PERSON OR PROPERTY OF ANOTHER Occurred at West Park on West “D” St., Restrooms, trash can and pavilion have been tagged. Reporting party has possible suspect information. Disposition: Report Taken.

09:23 PARKED VEHICLE Officer initiated activity at South Dennison Road/East Valley Blvd, at the extension. Disposition: Warning

09:28 VEHICLE REPOSSESSION Occurred at Pro Technology on Oakwood St., the business owner advised that just repossessed a maroon 1989 Ford F150 extended cab from the the owner after he failed to pay a promissory note for repairs of the vehicle. Business owner was advised to turn in appropriate paperwork to Tehachapi Police Department. Disposition: Report Taken.

10:44 WELFARE CHECK REQUEST Occurred at Mobile Estates Park on South Dennison Rd. Reporting party requested Hall Ambulance, she states she is on ground, unable to get up, phone has possibly dropped and unable to continue voice contact. Caller transferred to Fire Dept., she wanted to wait for her caretaker before transport and then disconnected with them. Dispatch had fire contact. Disposition: Assignment Completed.

11:09 TRESPASSING Occurred on S Curry St, Tehachapi. Evicted female on scene at location in parking lot near laundry room occupying a white Dodge van/ possible suspect in vandalisms. Would like the female given a trespassing warning. Disposition: Unable to Locate.

14:19 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred on Goodrick Drive., Audible to south main door and fire/tamper panel. responsible pending. Disposition: False Alarm.

17:33 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred at Tehachapi High School on South Dennison Rd., Point of alarm, Weight room 1 or 2 voices heard. Disposition: False Alarm.

19:02 SCHOOL RESOURCE DUTY Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi High School, South Dennison Rd, Officer contacted with information regarding a student making threats to bring a gun to school. Disposition: Report Taken.

19:15 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred at Jakes Steakhouse on South Curry St., Several subjects heard yelling in the parking lot behind the restaurant. Disposition: No Further Action Required

22:53  BURGLARY ALARM Occurred at Home Depot on North Mill St., Front lumber door  responsible person arrived in 10 minutes in a silver van. Disposition: False Alarm.

TUESDAY, 02/19/13

02:19 ASSIST OTHER AGENCIES Occurred on Mariposa Av, Tehachapi. Disposition: Assisted.

05:37 VANDALISM AGAINST PERSON OR PROPERTY OF ANOTHER Occurred at Tehachapi Senior Manor I and II on West “E” St., Reporting parties vehicle has been spray painted. It is in the parking lot closest to the west. Disposition: Report taken

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation:

Friday Feb. 15 — 11:p.m. Petty theft at a residence in the 21500 block of Golden Hills Blvd.

Saturday Feb. 16 — 8:00 p.m. Aggravated assault/ attempted murder at a residence on Fairway Court; further details will reported when they become available.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.

Bear Valley Police Department: Nothing to report.

Stallion Springs Police Department:

Feb. 1:  SSPD officers observed a vehicle with expired registration and no front license plate.  Officers initiated a traffic stop and discovered the driver to be under the influence of alcohol.  Officers arrested the driver, an adult male Tehachapi resident, on suspicion of DUI

Feb. 8:  SSPD officers responded to a call of a domestic dispute.  During the investigation, officers placed an adult male resident of Stallion Springs under arrest for suspicion of domestic battery. A domestic violence emergency restraining was placed on the subject as well.


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

This afternoon: Rain and snow showers. Snow level 4200 feet. Temperature falling to around 36 by 5 p.m. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight: Snow showers. Low around 23. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.


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Tehachapi City Council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. this evening at the Beekay Theatre.

Stallion Springs CSD Board of Directors meeting will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the CSD office.

Tehachapi High School will have a School Site Council Meeting on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. The public is invited. The high shcool is located at 801 South Dennison Rd.

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District's February Board of Director’s meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the TVRPD office, 490 W. "D" St.


Boys Basketball - Varsity in Central Section Division III playoffs on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 22. Games start at 7 p.m. Bracket available on cifcs.org.

Girls Basketball – Varsity in Central Section Division III playoffs on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 21. Games start at 7 p.m. Bracket available on cifcs.org.

Boys Baseball – Varsity/Jayvee at Terrio Therapy Spring Classic in Bakersfield on Saturday, Feb. 23. First game against Liberty at 10 a.m. and second game against Stockdale at 2 p.m.

Wrestling – Varsity at Central Section Masters Championships at Mt. Whitney HS on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23.


• Services set for Barbara Shanahan

• Norman Lee Austin

• Barbara Heidemarie Sturgeon


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