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News@Noon for Aug. 1, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Aug. 1, 2014:

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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:

July 31, 2014

9:14 a.m. Vehicle illegally parked, occurred on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Illegally parked vehicle Disposition: Information only.

9:12 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, occurred at Meadows Apartments on South Curry Street Possibly abandon vehicle. Disposition: Checks Ok.

10:28 a.m. Indecent exposure, occurred on West "E" Street. Hispanic male with black shorts and gray tank top rolling back back, urinated on about 4 cars parked at the hospital. Subject is walking toward Kmart, is near the  Bank of Sierra. Reporting party will be at the Tehachapi Hospital in the operation in the alley. . Disposition: Unable to locate.

12:04 p.m. Counter at the police department, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Citation sign off. Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:33 Fire, occurred at Red Apple Avenue/Tucker Road. Vehicle on fire just west of Red Apple Avenue. Disposition: Turn over to CHP.

12:36 p.m. Petty theft report, occurred on Aspen Drive. Occurred approximately 30 minutes ago. Disposition: Report taken.

12:53 p.m. Burglary report, occurred on Arabian Drive. Past occurred, someone broke into his RV. Disposition: Report taken.

1:37 p.m. Counter at the police department, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on West "C" Street. Restraining order req for service, reporting party is at police department. Disposition: No further action required.

1:50 p.m. Peace disturbance verbal, occurred at Amber Oak Self Storage on West Tehachapi Boulevard. In progress verbal peace disturbance. Tenant is refusing to leave and raising his voice. Disposition: No further action required.

2:40 p.m. Counter at the police department, officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Police Department, West "C" Street. Disposition: No further action required.

3:26 p.m. Welfare check request, occurred on South Green Street. Reporting party is out of state and usually hears from wife daily. Disposition: Checks Ok.

4:14 p.m. Reckless driving, occurred on Aspen Drive. Small black Ford pickup, unsafe passing and cutting vehicles off, last seen in the parking lot. Disposition: Advised.

4:28 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on Linden Court. Neighbors having a party right outside of door. Third time the reporting has called. Disposition: Advised.

5:08 p.m. Keep the peace, occurred at Indian Creek Villas on Tucker Road. Problems with neighbor, female screaming at daughters while reporting party is not home. Disposition: Assisted.

5:33 p.m. Follow up, officer initiated activity at Aspen Drive. Disposition: Arrest made.

8:22 p.m. Citizen requested assistance, occurred on Clearview Street. Wants to talk to an officer. Disposition: Information only .

8:29 p.m. 9-1-1 hangup, occurred at South Dennison Road/Highline Road. Can hear a male voice in background. Would not respond to questions and then hung up. Called back Spanish speaking, used a translator to leave a message. Disposition: Information only.

10:57 p.m. Parked vehicle, officer initiated activity at Valley Boulevard/Beech Street, Tehachapi. Out with motorcycle  without lights on. Disposition: Arrest made, under the influence.

Bear Valley Police Department:

July 31, 2014

8:12 a.m. Animal call, occurred on San Juan Drive, Tehachap. Sighting, large brown bear in yard, not being vicious. Disposition: Information only.

9:55 a.m. Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at Cummings Valley Elementary, Bear Valley Road. Disposition: Assignment completed.

12:23 p.m. Vicious, barking, biting, etc, occurred on Dart Drive. Four dogs barking off and on, unknown type of dogs, the dog barking sounds like a small dog. Disposition: Unable to locate.

12:34 p.m. Vicious, barking, biting, etc, occurred at Four Island Lake on Pinedale Drive.
Loose pit bull, chocolate-colored, scaring the kids. Dog has no collar. Disposition: Situation resolved.

5:14 p.m. Welfare request check,  occurred at Bear Valley Country Store on Bear Valley Road. Possible warrant, sitting on the bench outside, knows they are not supposed to be in Bear Valley. Reporting party would like to stay anonymous.  Disposition: Information only.

7:12 p.m. Animal call, occurred at Arroyo Court on San Juan Drive. Bear heading west, not in the yard any longer. Disposition: Information only.

8:17 p.m. Animal call, occurred on Bowen Court. Bear on property. Disposition: Information only.

10:57 p.m. Traffic hazard, occurred on Columbia Way. Large oak tree just fell across the roadway. Disposition: No further action required.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between July 31 and the morning of Aug. 1, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 22 calls for service, including: a peace disturbance on Wyworry Lane, a patrol check at Brite Lake, a health and safety check at Reeves Street and Alta Vista Avenue, a 9-1-1 call at the Tehachapi Boys Group Home on Highline Road, a peace disturbance on McCarthy Drive in Golden Hills, a patrol check on Vaquero Drive in Tehachapi, assist other departments on Highline Road/Backes Lane, and a patrol check at Golden Hills Elementary.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 93. West northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the morning.

Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.


• Annual Oldtimers Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, beginning at 11 a.m., in Central Park.

• Cerro Coso Community College will host Information Day on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Tehachapi Unified School District office, located at 300 S. Robinson St.

• The Salvation Army will host its annual Back to School Drive on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, at 538 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Donations of new and gently used, clean clothing for school age children are being sought in support of the drive. Sponsorships are also needed to help local children purchase shoes for $20. Families in need of assistance can call 823-9508 for information on how to apply.

• Cheers to Charity to be held Aug. 9 at Veritas.

• Annual Chalk on the Walk to be held Aug. 9.

• Have a Heart Humane Society will offer a low cost spay/neuter vaccination clinic Saturday, Aug. 9. Reservations can be made at Radio Shack on Saturday, July 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. No phone calls or emails please. Cost is $25 for dogs and $20 for cats.

• The Tehachapi Friends of the NRA will host a dinner and auction Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 5 p.m.

• The Tehachapi Mountain Festial will be held at the corner of Robinson and “D” Streets across from the Tehachapi Unified School District offices. Carnival hours are Friday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, from noon to 8 p.m. Presale tickets at a reduced price are available at the Chamber office.

• Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association will present the Junior Rodeo July 19 and 20 and the PRCA Rodeo Aug. 15 and 16. For more information, visit the website at tehachapiprorodeo.com.

• The Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society will host a lapidary show at the Mountain Festival: Aug. 16 and 17, at the St. Malachy Church grounds.

• The 17th Annual Thunder on the Mountain Car and Truck Show will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17, at the intersection of Green and “F” Streets. Over 300 classic, vintage and hi-performance cars and trucks will start arriving at 6 a.m. Show hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with the band “Denim” rocking from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee to have a vehicle in the show is $35, with no charge to visitors of the show. For information and registration forms, visit the website thunderonthemountain.net or call 821-0055.

• Family Life Pregnancy Center is selling tickets for the Barrel for Life drawing, to be held during the Evening for Life dinner/auction on Aug. 22. The drawing will be for half a wine barrel full of four to five cases of wine of mixed varieties, with an estimated value of $800. Tickets can be purchased at the Center, located at 112 S. Curry St.

• The Tehachapi Praying Moms will be sponsoring a free min-retreat for all women in Tehachapi Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The retreat will be held at the Christian Life Assembly, located at 920 W. Valley Blvd. Space will be limited, so reserve a spot by calling 827-7601.


• The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District meets at 6:30 p.m. on July 30 at the Golden Hills Community Services District, 21415 Reeves Street.

• Golden Hills Community Services District's board of directors will hold a special meeting from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Aug. 2 at the district office, 21415 Reeves St.

• Tehachapi City Council meets at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 South Robinson St.

• Local law enforcement and a variety of community organizers are hosting “National Night Out,” on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Philip Marx Central Park on East E Street between Davis Street and Mojave Street. Activities include free food, music, free prizes and all the safety information they can handle.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Claude L. Wells Education Center, 300 South Robinson St.


No new obituaries today.

The next News@Noon will be published on Aug. 4, 2014.

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