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Tuesday, Feb 26 2013 11:53 AM

News@Noon for Feb. 26, 2013

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Feb. 26, 2013:

The latest news - The Lady Warriors basketball team will play the CIF Central Section Division III semi finals in Hanford at 7 p.m. tonight. Go Warriors!

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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:

07:56 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred at Tehachapi Community Health Center on North Mill St., Point of alarm zone 4 perimeter west door response/ pending. Disposition: False Alarm.

08:54 TRAFFIC STOP Officer initiated activity at Madre St/Sierra Ave, Disposition: Arrest Made.

10:02 WARRANT SERVICE Officer initiated activity at South Pauley St, Disposition: Unable to Locate.

10:29 WARRANT SERVICE Officer initiated activity at Maple St., Tehachapi. Disposition: Negative Contact.

10:37 SUSPICIOUS PERSON Occurred at Tehachapi High School on South Dennison Rd., Older male with backpack, Pinion side attempting to make entry. Info from employee relayed to Officer, Disposition: No Further Action Required. 18 year old subject located on the campus. Handled by administration.

12:54 TRAFFIC HAZARD Occurred at Valley Blvd/South Mill St, White male juvenile on skateboard voicing profanities at passing vehicles last seen headed down Milll St. from Valley, Last seen wearing red tennis shoes, black jeans, black hat with diamond. Disposition: Unable to Locate.

13:07 BURGLARY ALARM Occurred on Elm St. Reporting party has alarm on gun safe. Reporting party was just notified by alarm company that the alarm is going off. Mom en route to location, Disposition: Checks Ok.

13:32 DRIVING W/O LICENSE Occurred on West “J” St., occurred 5 minutes ago, customer just left location in a blue/gray Pontiac, last seen headed toward Mill St. per reporting party. Subject does not have a driver's license. Disposition: Unable to Locate.

14:17 TRAFFIC CONTROL NEEDED Officer initiated activity at Tompkins Elementary, South Curry St, Disposition: Assignment Completed.

14:48 FIRE Occurred at Bank Of The Sierra on West “F” St., Burning smell in lobby, no smoke seen. Possible electrical, reporting party transferred to fire.
Disposition: Turn Over To Kern Fire.

15:27 SCHOOL RESOURCE DUTY Officer initiated activity at Jacobsen Middle School, Anita Drive, RE: past occurrence of battery with student walking home. Disposition: Report Taken.

15:55 PARKED VEHICLE Officer initiated activity at Sherwood Place. Disposition: 72 Hour Notice

15:58 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Occurred at Tucker Rd/West Tehachapi Blvd, North bound Tucker towards Tehachapi blvd., male subject on riding mower, male driver with gray hoodie. Disposition: Checks Ok.

17:00 WELFARE CHECK REQUEST Occurred at Trails End Mobile Home Park on East “H” St., reporting party. advises subject may be having a mental breakdown. lives alone and has a service dog tied to the front of the residence. Disposition: Checks Ok.

18:03 BURGLARY; INHABITED Occurred on South Mill St, Burglary to vehicle, past occurrence. Victim came home to a broken window in her vehicle, wallet stolen. Disposition: Report Taken. Occurred between 3:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., nothing seen or heard by neighbors

19:19 ANY CIVIL PROBLEM Occurred on South Davis St, Reporting party would like to report possible violation of restraining order. Disposition: Information Only.

19:22 BATTERY Occurred on South Mill St, Brother hit reporting party in the face and left south bound on Mill St. wearing a dark sweat shirt with light gray sweat pants and a beanie. Reporting party refused medical attention. However, states she has a pain in her jaw. Disposition: Arrest Made.

20:29 DISTURBING THE PEACE Occurred on South Pauley St, Black male subject is causing a disturbance and insisting on the reporting party let him in. Verbal at this time, possibly over money. Disposition: Assignment Completed.

20:33 BURGLARY; INHABITED Occurred on East “E” St, Cellular 911 Call:, past occurred burglary to the residence. Disposition: Assignment Completed. Not a burglary. Family issue.

00:38 FOLLOW UP Officer initiated activity at Tehachapi Hospital, West “E” St, Disposition: Assignment Completed.

02:54 BICYCLIST Officer initiated activity at Mt. View Ave./West Valley Blvd, Disposition: Advised.

Kern County Sheriffs department Tehachapi Substation: Nothing to report.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report

Bear Valley Police Department: 21:10 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, Bailey Rd,/Cummings Valley Rd, Disposition: Assisted

Stallion Springs Police Department: February 22, 2013 At approximately 1400 hours, SSPD officers heard a possible ambulance responding to an unknown location in Stallion Springs. Officers contacted dispatch and were advised that an adult female had an unknown medical issue and was un-responsive. Officers responded and SSPD Sr. Officer Gary Crowell was asked to take over CPR efforts by fire personal due to exhaustion. Sr. Officer Gary Crowell then began CPR on the un-responsive victim. Shortly afterwards, paramedics observed that the female now had a pulse. SSPD officers then secured a safe landing zone and fire/paramedics personnel had the victim airlifted to a hospital. Sr. Officer Gary Crowell was credited with saving the victims life.


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

This afternoon:  Sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. East northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 47. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

Mostly sunny remainder of week with no precipitation in the forecast.


• Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Stallion Springs Community Center, Ron Hayton and his snake partner Mike Kemp, will make a presentation about snakes. Ron and Mike are known as the "Snake Docs of Kern County."

Friday, March 1: First Friday downtown

Tehachapi Symphony performs March 10

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 tonight, at 5:30 p.m. at the TVRPD office, 490 W. "D" St.

Stallion Springs Property Owners Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Community Center.

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


Girls Basketball - Varsity in Central Section Division III playoff semifinals tonight 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 today 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 today 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 today. Jayvee at Liberty today. Match begins at 3:30 p.m. Varsity at Clovis Tennis Classic on Friday-Saturday, Mar.1-2.


Betty Stokoe

The next NOON NEWS will be published at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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