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Friday, Oct 25 2013 11:53 AM

News@Noon for Oct 25, 2013

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

The latest news - Chief of Police Jeff Kermode indicated his intent to retire on June 30, 2014 and the city plans to hire a consultant to find his replacement, as discussed at the City Council's Monday meeting. READ the story.

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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:

Oct. 24, 2013

9:08 a.m. Traffic stop at Cherry Lane/Hickory Avenue. Disposition: Arrest made.

9:22 a.m. Grand theft of $400 or more at Tompkins Elementary, South Curry Street. Laptop was reported stolen from reporting party's vehicle. Was found, no crime. Disposition: Checks OK.

4:16 p.m. Auto accident with no injuries/property on West "E" Street/South Curry Street. Two vehicles involved. Disposition: Report taken.

7:24 p.m. Petty theft report on Arabian Drive. Spare tire taken from exterior of horse trailer. Disposition: Report taken.

11:09 p.m. Petty theft less than $400 on Aspen Drive. Bike was stolen from behind the house and reporting party's son is out looking for it. Bike was located, no crime. Disposition: Assignment compelted.

Oct. 25, 2013

2:59 a.m. Petty theft less than $400 reported from business on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Chief Jeff Kermode said: Troy Allen Richardson, 41, local transient, convicted felon and currently on probation, was arrested on burglary and drug-related charges and booked on $25,000 bail. Disposition: Arrest made.

Bear Valley Springs Police Department: Nothing reported.

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation

Deputies responded to 21 incidents between Oct. 24 and the morning of Oct. 25, four of which were peace disturbances.

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: Sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Light east wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

After the weekend, high temperatures will drop off into the 60s and 50s, with lows expected to reach the mid-30s. Skies should remain relatively clear, but a brisk breeze should pick up on Monday.


'Upcoming' for the week of Oct. 22-28

Weekend of Halloween-themed events at Beekay Theatre, Oct. 26-27

Mischa Lefkowitz returns to Tehachapi Oct. 27

Main Street hosting Trunk or Treat, carnival on Halloween

Official Blues Brothers Revue performing at LPAC Nov. 2

Christian women's conference scheduled for Nov. 2

'Gone to the Dogs' 5K run set for Nov. 16

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


• Tehachapi City Council will hold its next meeting on Monday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. at the Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 S. Robinson St.

• The Tehachapi Planning Commission's next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. at the Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 S. Robinson St. The November meeting was moved to Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day.

• The next scheduled meeting for the Tehachapi Airport Commission is Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. at the Pilot's Lounge, 314 N. Hayes St.

• Beginning in November, the City Council and Planning Commission will meet at Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 S. Robinson St., in the board room. This is a change from meeting at the Beekay Theatre.


Football – Varsity/JV at North this Friday, Oct. 25. Frosh at North this Thursday, Oct. 24. Varsity starts at 7:30 p.m. and JV/freshmen starts at 5 p.m.

Volleyball – Varsity/JV/frosh-soph at East today. Matches start at 6:30 p.m. (Varsity), 5 p.m. (JV) and 4 p.m. (frosh-soph).

Girls tennis – Varsity at CIF Division II Playoffs (first round) starting today. Bracket information available on cifcs.org.


Michael Coy Reed, 1958 - 2013

• Lynn Clayton Lozar, 1938 - 2013

The next News@Noon will be published at noon on Monday, Oct. 28.

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