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Friday, Feb 08 2013 11:53 AM

News@Noon for Feb. 8, 2013

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

The latest - Snow arrived in the Tehachapi Valley overnight, closing schools and Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road, but otherwise not causing many problems. AND the Boots and Badges Blood Drive was cancelled because the Houchin Blood Bank bus broke down. AND a train hit a truck at about 3 a.m. this morning; we're working on getting more information and hope to post an updated story sometime this afternoon.

Stories recently posted to our website that may interest you:

Snow closes schools, Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road

No injuries in a collision on Highway 202 yesterday

Hit and run suspect arrested in Arvin

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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.:

10:24 ASSIST OTHER AGENCIES Occurred at Santa Fe Motel on W Tehachapi Blvd., Suicidal subject not answering the door, requesting officer assistance to make entry. Disposition: Assisted.

10:40 SCHOOL RESOURCE DUTY Officer initiated activity at Jacobsen Middle School, Anita Dr, Tehachapi. Student threatening to hurt self. Disposition: Assisted.

11:07 WARRANT SERVICE Officer initiated activity at Chaparral Street. Disposition: Arrest Made.

11:31 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred on Carolyn Lane. Garage door activation, still attempting contact with responsible party. Disposition: Checks Ok.

11:32 PEDESTRIAN CHECK Officer initiated activity at Carroll Way, Tehachapi. Disposition: Arrest Made.

12:09 DISTURBING THE PEACE Officer initiated activity at Kelton St, Tehachapi.

12:49 FOUND PROPERTY Occurred at Chevron on E. Tehachapi Boulevard and S. Robinson Street. Customer left wallet.

13:14 VICIOUS, BARKING, BITE, ETC. Occurred on East “D” St, 100 block. in the alley between E. “E” Street and Anita, Light colored collie. Disposition: Unable to locate.

13:19 PEDESTRIAN CHECK Officer initiated activity at South Pauley Street and W. “E” Street,  Disposition: Checks Ok.

14:12 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at Beech Street and Aspen Drive, Tehachapi. Disposition: Arrest Made.

15:28 MAN DOWN Occurred at Las Colinas Street and W. Valley Boulevard. Caller said white female adult with floral shirt gray pants was laying on the ground next to a vehicle in front of the 1st house near the mail boxes, was previously under the vehicle, then reckless driving in the vehicle, now laying next to the car on the ground. Disposition: Turn over to Kern County Sheriff

15:54 PARKED VEHICLE Officer initiated activity at Pauley Court and S. Pauley Street, in alley of Pauley court east of Pauley Street Disposition: Warning

18:22 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred at Apple Shed on East Tehachapi Blvd. Side/ back shed door Response none Disposition: Checks Ok.

19:32 911-HANG UP Occurred at S. Dennison Road and Highline Road, Cellular E911 Call: Child on the phone claiming they dialed the wrong number.

19:33 911-HANG UP Occurred at South Dennison Road and Highline Rd, Cellular E911 Call: Child laughing and playing with phone.  

22:22 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Occurred on Canyon Drive East, One male on foot possibly tampering with the mail boxes. Second male following first male in an older model gold Saturn, Left on Maggie Lane. Disposition: Unable to Locate.

22:31 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred at Employment Through Adaptation on N Green St. Point of access back motion detector Response pending Disposition: Checks Ok.

22:59 FOLLOW UP Occurred on Canyon Dr East, Requesting to speak to Officer Ketcham regarding past burglaries Disposition: Information Only

00:49 SNOW ADVISORY Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department, E F St, Tehachapi.

01:35 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Occurred at B&B Liquor on West Tehachapi Blvd. Male seen trying to force entry into business Last seen northbound crossing tracks wearing all dark clothing Disposition: Unable to Locate.

03:19 MAJOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Occurred at South Dennison Road/East Tehachapi Blvd, one half mile East of the location Train collided with a vehicle.

07:47 WELFARE CHECK REQUEST Occurred on S. Davis Street, Mother said he fell but the child stated son punched me in the face. Father is requesting a welfare check child is home, states there is a definite bruise on the right side of the face on the cheek bone mother does have full custody, requests contact from the responding officer by telephone. Disposition: No further action required.

California Highway Patrol:

No injuries in a collision on Highway 202 yesterday

Hit and run suspect arrested in Arvin

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation:

Home burglary reported at 4 a.m. on Feb. 6 in the 21000 block of Madre Street. No further information was available.

Bear Valley Police Department:

10:55 Disturbance at Columbia Way and Bear Vally Road, resolved
17:56 Citizen requested assistance, 25100 block Bear Valley Road, No further action required
02:34 Citizen requested assistance, 25100 block Bear Valley Road, Assignment Completed

Stallion Springs Police Department: Nothing to report


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

This afternoon: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 33. Breezy, with a west wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Northwest wind around 5 mph.


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

Tickets on sale for Feb. 9 Wine and Chocolate Tasting


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.


A number of Tehachapi High sporting events were set for today. It is our understanding that most, if not all, will not take place and that players will be notified by phone (if they have not already). We'll report on any possible rescheduling when information becomes available.

Latest obituaries and death notices:

Gerald Everitt Dyer

Philip Robert Rhodes

The next NOON NEWS will be published at noon on Monday, Feb. 11. We hope you have a great weekend!

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