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Monday, Feb 25 2013 11:53 AM

News @ Noon for Feb. 25

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Feb. 25, 2013:

The latest news - Three Lady Warriors scored in double figures, as Mountain Basketball punched its ticket to the semifinals for the first time in five years, defeating No. 14 seed San Joaquin Memorial, 59-56 and No. 6 seed Shafter, 43-33 last week in the Division III playoffs.

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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.

Tehachapi Police:

FRIDAY, 02/22/13

08:44 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at North Curry St. and West “I” St. Arrest made.
11:56 VANDALISM AGAINST PERSON OR PROPERTY OF ANOTHER Occurred at Car Wash Express on Tucker Rd.  Damage to the building.
12:38 SUSPICIOUS PERSON Occurred at St. Malachy’s Church on West “E” St. Approached about purchasing drugs in the Kmart parking lot. Buzz hair, blue hoodie, jeans walking toward the back is now in the back, about 5'7'' a white male about 27. Unable to Locate.
13:04 COUNTER AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department, East “F” St.
14:04 POLICE-911 Occurred at South Dennison Rd and Highline Rd. Arguing heard then disconnected.
14:21 TRANSIENT Occurred at USA Gas on Tucker Rd. Middle-aged male with a dog panhandling in the area for the last several days. Gave warning.
14:50 TRESPASSING Occurred on East Tehachapi Blvd. Two black male adults in a white SUV to the rear of the business. Reporting party would like the subjects removed from the area.
15:57 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred at Mobile Estates Park on South Dennison Rd. Back door false alarm.
17:03 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred at The Village Apartments on North Mill St. Subject is being abusive and is off his ADHD/Bipolar medications. No access to weapons, wearing gray tank top and jeans is now inside the apartment.
17:04 KEEP THE PEACE Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East “F” St. Child custody exchange.
18:28 PETTY THEFT LESS THAN $400.00 Occurred at Kmart on West Tehachapi Blvd. Loss prevention has two females in custody. Arrest made.
18:33 911-HANG UP Occurred on Peach Tree Ct. Accidental there was an emergency earlier today and reporting party accidentally hit redial.
19:07 VEHICLE REPOSSESSION Occurred at St. Malachy’s Church on West “E” St. Voluntary.
20:08 CITIZEN REQUESTED ASSISTANCE Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East “F” St. Male requesting a voucher.

SATURDAY, 02/23/13

01:25 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred at The Village Apartments on North Mill St. Loud party.
07:46 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at West “J” St. and North Mill St. Arrest made.
09:23 BURGLARY ALARM Officer initiated activity at J&H Automotive, West Tehachapi Blvd. No criminal activity.
09:42 PARKED VEHICLE Occurred on Holly Dr. There is an older model blue Cadillac parked in front of the address. Vehicle is occupied by a Hispanic male that appears to be taking picture. Subject is not known to the area.
10:06 WARRANT SERVICE Officer initiated activity at South Curry St. Arrest made.
11:08 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred on West “E” St. White male subject in his late 30s banging on the windows.
11:11 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred at College Community Services on East “F” St. Back door and motion. Unable to contact responsible party.
11:20 TRESPASSING Occurred at Sherwood Place and Elm St. Black male wearing a blue baseball hat and another subject both pushing Kmart carts and going onto private properties going thru the garbage cans.
13:17 KEEP THE PEACE Occurred at Indian Creek Villas on Tucker Rd. Reporting party wants to pick up children's clothes and her personal items, including the children's furniture.
15:49 FOUND PROPERTY Occurred on East “I” St. Found drug related items near her garage.
16:23 USING OR BEING UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.  Occurred at Little Caesars on Tucker Rd. Subjects in a blue Mustang possibly smoking drugs. One female, two males possibly Hispanic.
17:35 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred on Las Colinas St. Living room motion, homeowners are out of town. False Alarm.
20:10 PETTY THEFT LESS THAN $400.00 Occurred at 1/2 East “I” St.. Reporting party suspects known subjects possibly stole her pit bull dog.
20:17 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Occurred on Alder Ave. Several juveniles knocked at the door and ran away, then returned. Reporting party stated mother is home with kids and concern because the subjects are possibly are still on the property. Unable to locate.
20:24 VANDALISM AGAINST PERSON OR PROPERTY OF ANOTHER Occurred on Meadowbrook Court, Requesting patrol-possible juveniles in the area-someone has covered her vehicle with shaving cream. Also, heard a loud noise outside, reporting party wishes no contact.
21:18 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred at Don Pericos on Tucker Rd. Male subjects fighting outside the restaurant. Report of male subject with gun. A 25-year-old Tehachapi area resident suffered a head injury and was treated and released from Tehachapi Hospital. No named suspects at this point. Fight may have started over a sporting event being viewed inside Don Perico’s.
21:38 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred on Clearview St. Daughter has a few friends over and they heard what sounds like a child screaming, on Clearview and Brentwood, unknown address. Reporting party was advised of delay. Unable to locate.
21:47 PETTY THEFT LESS THAN $400.00 Occurred at Circle K on East Tehachapi Blvd. Female came into the store and stole a lot of items and put in her backpack, Described as a younger white female with black hair with a back pack-clothing- plaid jacket with hoodie, skinny jeans and black skate shoes. Last seen walking west on Tehachapi Blvd.

SUNDAY, 02/24/13

01:19 PEDESTRIAN CHECK Officer initiated activity at Dollar Tree on Tucker Rd. Arrest made.
04:15 SHOTS FIRED/HEARD Occurred on Elm St. Reporting party heard two shots and saw taillights reflecting into a house window. Vehicle last seen heading west on Brentwood. Unknown description of vehicle. Noises also heard by one caller on Kelton. No damage or evidence found. Gone On arrival.
08:34 WARRANT SERVICE Officer initiated activity at Four Seasons Trailer Park, West “J” St. Arrest Made.
10:00 HIT AND RUN/PROPERTY Occurred on South Hayes St. Second hand from reporting parties neighbor. Someone in white car tore reporting parties side gate on the alley apart. No description of suspect vehicle. No paint transfers or other evidence.
10:51 CITIZEN REQUESTED ASSISTANCE Occurred on South Davis St. Reporting party has Temporary Restraining Order against ex-boyfriend. Subject told reporting party that he would pay people to drive by her house to see what she is doing. Subject has been having his co-workers drive by her residence.
10:54 PARKED VEHICLE Occurred on Brentwood Dr. Vehicle parked blocking reporting parties driveway. Black Saturn L, has flat tire per reporting party. Two male subjects parked it last night and she has not seen them since. She cannot get her car out of her driveway.
11:42 Unauthorized use of personal info Occurred on Cherry Lane. Charges made on reporting parties H&R BLOCK tax return.
12:40 VICIOUS, BARKING, BITE, ETC. Occurred at The Village Apartments on North Mill St. Reporting party’s wants to talk to officer about a dogfight between her dog and another dog in the area. Reporting parties dog is not hurt. Unknown if the other dog has been injured.
14:27 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred at VFW Tehachapi Mt. Post on West Tehachapi Blvd. Transfer from CHP. Line disconnected. "male saying you better walk away".
16:57 WARRANT SERVICE Occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East “F” St. Subject returned to TPD to make contact with officer, reference a warrant. Arrest made.
21:37 PEDESTRIAN CHECK Officer initiated activity at North Curry St. Arrest made.

MONDAY, 02/25/13

06:44 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Occurred on Oakwood St. Reporting party is neighbor and states front door is wide open, screen door is propped open and purse is in middle of doorway. Elderly female lives there and her car is not there. Gray newer model SUV. Unfounded.

Kern County Sheriffs department Tehachapi Substation:

Sunday, 02/24/13

2:00 Petty theft from a residence in the 21000 block of Mission St.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report

Bear Valley Police Department: Nothing to report

Stallion Springs Police Department: Nothing to report


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

This afternoon:  Sunny, with a high near 54. Light wind.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Breezy.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Light wind.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Breezes from the east.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy.

Weekend: Mostly sunny with highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 30s.


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


THS School Site Council Meeting originally scheduled for this Thursday, Feb. 21 has been postponed to next Thursday, Feb. 28 in the THS Administration Building Conference Room at 1 p.m.

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.

The Bear Valley Liaison committee will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. at the Bear Valley CSD building.

Stallion Springs Property Owners Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Community Center.

The Tehachapi Unified School Distrcit Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Claude L. Wells Education Center located at 300 South Robinson St.


Girls Basketball - Varsity in Central Section Division III playoff semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Hanford West. Games start at 7 p.m. CIF championship at Selland Arena-Fresno on Friday-Saturday, Mar. 1-2. Bracket available on cifcs.org.

Boys Baseball – Varsity/Jayvee at Terrio Therapy Spring Classic in Bakersfield on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Ridgeview and on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Bakersfield Christian. Both games start at 3:30 p.m.

Girls Softball Varsity at North Lead-Off Classic vs. East on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and vs. Taft on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Both games will be played on the North-Bakersfield Jayvee Field at 3:30 p.m.

Tennis Varsity vs. Liberty at home on Tuesday, Feb.26. Jayvee at Liberty on Tuesday, Feb.26. Match begins at 3:30 p.m. Varsity at Clovis Tennis Classic on Friday-Saturday, Mar.1-2.


None since yesterday's News@Noon

The next NOON NEWS will be published at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

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