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Friday, May 23 2014 11:53 AM

News@Noon for May 23, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for May 23, 2014:

The latest news - Golden Hills Community Services District has announced purchase of the former golf course property. HERE


Tehachapi will be a stopping point tonight for a group of marchers on their way to Sacramento to protest big money and corruption in politics. HERE

Stories recently posted to our website that may interest you:

• Eight arrested in May 20 TPD operation

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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:

May 22, 2014

10:19 a.m. Suspicious person, occurred on Cherry Lane. Hispanic male adult covered in tattoos was casing the area. When spotted, the subject hopped the fence and went to the west side of the complex. Disposition: Checks OK.

10:49 a.m. Warrant service, officer initiated activity at Miller Lane. Disposition: Arrest made.

11:08 a.m. Burglary report, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East "F" Street. Disposition: Report taken.

12:11 p.m. Petty theft of less than $400, occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Theft of iPad. Suspect is 20-year-old male, scarred/swollen face. Disposition: Assignment completed.

1:11 p.m. Robbery, occurred at Recycling Center on Enterprise Way. Hispanic male in early 20s used black revolver. Disposition: Assignment completed. Report taken, but unable to locate.

3:05 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on Elm Street. Abandoned boarded house garage door has been open for two days. Reporting party hasn't seen any workers there. Disposition: No further action required.

6:36 p.m. Any civil problem, occurred on Elm Street. Regarding ongoing situation with neighbor.  Disposition: Situation resolved.

7:38 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred at Elm Street/Cherry Lane.  Driver of a black truck got out and punched the driver of a black sports car. Disposition: Unable to locate.

8:51 p.m. Missing person, occurred on Sherwood Place. 12-year-old. Disposition: No further action required. Located.

10:25 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on Cherry Lane,. Loud subjects screaming at children between the front building. No contact requested per reporting party. Two male subjects standing outside. Disposition: Advised, unable to locate.

Bear Valley Police Department:

May 21, 2014

4:07 p.m. Suspicious circumstances, occurred on Garces Court. Unknown vehicle followed reporting party and blocked her driveway the previous night. Disposition: Assignment completed.

8:47 p.m.  Suspicious circumstances, occurred at the gate on Bear Valley Road. Vehicle stopped in the outbound lane trying to get gate attendant's attention, and won't move. Unknown vehicle description.. Disposition: No further action required.

May 22, 2014

12:19 a.m. Suspicious circumstances, officer initiated activity at Stallion Springs Drive/Bold Venture. Vehicle with open doors. Disposition: Checks OK.

6 p.m. Animal call, occurred at Greenwater Drive/Rolling Oak Drive. White and gray horse, possible traffic hazard, possible male. Reporting party says horse is now on private property. Disposition: Information only .

May 23, 2014

12:43 a.m. Stolen vehicle, officer initiated activity at Veritas Tapas and Wine, Tucker Road. Disposition: Arrest made.

Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Between May 22 and the morning of May 23, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 24 calls, including an sexual abuse investigation on Old Town Road, a trespassing investigation on Golden Hills Boulevard, a call about a vicious dog on Jerry Drive, a criminal threats investigation on Brite Valley Drive, and a disturbance of the peace on Golden Hills Boulevard.

Stallion Springs: Nothing to report.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83. West northwest wind around 15 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph.

Monday, Memorial Day: Sunny, with a high near 84. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 53. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


• A Beekeeping Workshop will be held Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A free presentation will also be held on Friday, March 23, at 6 p.m., at the Tehachapi Community Theater's 2nd Space, located at 431 "J" St.

• Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will present the Tehachapi Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26, at Philip Marx Park, Mojave and "D" Street.

• Freemasons will meet on Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., in the Tehachapi Masonic Center, located at 24309 Cummings Valley Road. 

• The Catholic Daughters will be holding their Spring Rummage sale on Friday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in McMullan Hall at St. Malachy Catholic Church, located at 407 W. "E" St.

• Scout Troop 178 will host a rummage sale to raise money for Scout Camp on Saturday, May 31, beginning at 7 a.m., at the Health and Wellness Parking lot, located at 20241 Valley Blvd.


• Tehachapi High School will be holding special School Site Council meetings to finish up the business of the year. Meetings will be held Thursdays of May 22 and May 29, at 1 p.m., in the Administration Building in the large conference room. The public is invited to attend.

• The Tehachapi Unified School District’s regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, May 27, at 6 p.m., at Claude L. Wells Education Center, located at 300 S. Robinson St.

• The Kern County Parks and Recreation Commission will be conducting a meeting at Tehachapi Mountain Park on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Mess Hall at Tehachapi Mountain Park, located at 17350 Water Canyon Road. The Commission is seeking public input on future improvements at this facility.
The public is encouraged to attend and provide input.

• Tehachapi High School will host the Senior Awards Night, Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m., in the Tehachapi High School gym. The school's many graduates will be receiving local and national scholarships and awards.

• Lisa Kroese will give a presentation and answer questions on the topic of "What will we do with all of our stuff?" The public is invited and the June 5 meeting will be at the Senior Center, located at 500 E. "F" St., beginning at 6:30 p.m.


• Barbara Ann Speziale, (nee) Schulgen, 1938 – 2014

• Alan Staabs, 1957 – 2014

• Dale Eugene Folwell, 1934 – 2014

• Louis Brendan Watt, 1929 – 2014


The next News@Noon will be published on May 27, 2014.

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